Comment and features

Stories and views from across the Church of England
  1. The Great Vocations Conversation

    The Great Vocations Conversation: Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson

    19/04/2018

    FEATURE / The Church of England is challenging every minister to commit to having one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves.

    Listen to the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, discuss the campaign.

  2. Plastic bottles

    Bishop welcomes proposed plastic ban

    19/04/2018

    COMMENT / The Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment has said recent proposed Government environment initiatives mean this could prove to be a ‘great week’ for environmental policy in the UK.

  3. #LiveLent logo

    How did #LiveLent 2018 help people to take the journey to Easter?

    09/04/2018

    FEATURE / This year we focused our Lent campaign, #LiveLent, on a six-week discipleship journey through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day.

  4. Smiling female clergy sitting with mother and child

    A blessing not a burden: why every child should be valued equally

    06/04/2018

    COMMENT / The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, explains why he and other faith leaders are challenging the two-child limit on financial support for families, which came into effect a year ago .

  5. Clergy washing feet at Maundy Thursday service

    What is Maundy Thursday?

    22/03/2018

    Maundy Thursday falls on March 29th this year. But what is Maundy Thursday and how to churches mark it? 

    • Andy Haldane, the Bank of England Chief Economist, surrounded by 'cashiers' at the school.

      From the classroom to the Bank of England: how LifeSavers is helping a community

      16/03/2018

      FEATURE / LifeSavers is an initiative of the Just Finance Foundation (JFF), whose founder and President is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Find out more about the scheme here. 

    • What does GDPR mean for your church?

      GDPR – What’s it all about?

      13/03/2018

      FEATURE / You might have noticed a new acronym popping up all over the place of late – GDPR – or the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s EU legislation that comes into force in May this year. 

    • Woman teaching primary school class

      Relationships and Education

      12/03/2018

      COMMENT / Nigel Genders, the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer, discusses the Church’s response to the Government’s call for evidence on the changes to teaching Relationships and Sex Education in schools.

    • Wooden figurine of mother holding child

      Mother’s Day reality check

      09/03/2018

      COMMENT / Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar talks about how Mother's Day can be hard for some people and how churches can help.

    • Bishop Sarah in front of St Paul's Cathedral

      God is Faithful

      08/03/2018

      FEATURE / Since my appointment was announced back in December I have felt slightly like the pushmi-pullyu from Dr Doolittle; Facing the Diocese of Exeter as I prepare to leave well and toward the Diocese of London as I take opportunities to meet with people across London.