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  1. Candles by Sam Setchell

    Majority of mourners during pandemic unable to say goodbye properly


    More than half of young adults have lost someone close to them over the past year, with this age group most active in helping to comfort the bereaved and organise funerals, according to new research on the impact of the pandemic published today by the Church of England.

  2. Archbishop Justin

    Millions join worship online as churches bring services into the home in pandemic year


    The Church of England’s national online services alone have attracted more than 3.7 million views since the first restrictions on gatherings for public worship to limit the spread of Covid-19 were introduced almost a year ago.

  3. New lead appointments for SIAMS inspection framework

    Church of England appoints leaders for updated SIAMS schools inspection model


    The Church of England has made two new senior appointments within its National Education Team to lead the new framework for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) which comes into effect from September 2021.

  4. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Statement on changes to Position of Trust legislation


    From Bishop Viv Faull, deputy lead safeguarding bishop and co-chair designate of the All Party Parliamentary Group on safeguarding in faith settings.

  5. The Houses of Parliament from across the River Thames.

    Response to the Budget from the Church of England's bishops in Parliament


    The Bishop of Birmingham has responded to the Budget. 

  6. Archbishops Commission

    Report on housing crisis ‘challenge to the soul’ of the Church of England – Archbishop of Canterbury


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned of the ‘challenge to the soul’ of the Church of England posed by a landmark report calling on the Church to lead by example in solving the housing crisis.

  7. Members of the anti-racism task force smile on a Zoom call

    Update from the Anti-Racism Taskforce


    Taskforce set up to recommend changes to ensure greater racial equality in the Church of England issues updates on its work.

  8. The Church of England logo with National Safeguarding Team written underneath.

    Proposals on NST independent oversight published


    The Archbishops’ Council has approved the next steps in independent oversight of the National Safeguarding Team (NST), with the first phase to be implemented by the summer. 

  9. The Bishop of Norwich on a garden bench

    New bishop for the environment appointed by Archbishops


    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, will lead the Church of England’s Environment Programme.

  10. Stained glass windowsill with light reflections

    Response to Ecclesiastical Law Society report on CDM


    Response to Ecclesiastical Law Society report on CDM.