Press releases

  1. Follow the Star image

    More than 5,000 people set to sing new The First Nowell carol


    A new version of the well-known carol The First Nowell, written by the composer Bob Chilcott, will be sung in churches and cathedrals across the country.

    3 min read
  2. BSL event this Sunday 07.12.23

    Ecumenical carol service led in British Sign Language (BSL) to broadcast this weekend


    Viewers are invited to rediscover the wonders of faith, hope and boundless love in Christ in a special online ecumenical carol service led in British Sign Language (BSL), to be broadcast this Sunday. 

    2 min read
  3. New Dean of Leicester Karen Rooms

    New Dean of Leicester announced


    Karen Rooms to be the next Dean of Leicester

    1 min read
  4. Climate change with tree on earth

    COP28 must be more than a glitzy talking shop


    The summit should make good on commitments to tackling climate change, writes Rt Revd Graham Usher, lead Bishop for the environment.

    2 min read
  5. Bishop Guli

    Church of England Bishop introduces Bill to allow humanitarian visas for those seeking asylum


    The Bishop of Chelmsford has introduced a Private Members' Bill to provide a safe and legal route to the UK for those seeking asylum

    2 min read
  6. Church of England preview image

    House of Bishops meeting: 29 November


    The House of Bishops met online on the morning of 29 November 2023

    1 min read
  7. Three members of St Martin's Voices singing with a Christmas tree in soft focus

    Church of England’s Christmas single sees thousands poised to ‘Join the Song’


    Choirs up and down the country will sing the new carol, released today across streaming platforms

    4 min read
  8. Church of England preview image

    New members of Archbishops' Council announced


    Two members have been elected to serve on the Archbishops’ Council, following the arising of two casual vacancies.

    1 min read
  9. Hands on an advent calendar sticker sheet

    Church of England releases first ever Advent Calendar, featuring interactive sticker Nativity scene


    Follow The Star Advent calendar invites people to put the birth of Jesus at the heart of their Christmas preparations.

    3 min read
  10. Ryde picture

    Community organising scheme to be expanded to more churches


    A community organising project which has increased the number of children and young people attending inner-city churches is to be expanded to more parishes following a grant from the Church of England.

    4 min read