Comment and features

Stories and views from across the Church of England
  1. Bride and groom standing in church doorway facing each other

    Marrying in church

    01/12/2017

    FEATURE / As we approach Christmas and New Year, a time of year when many couples get engaged, many will have questions about whether they can marry in a church. The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, the Church of England’s Head of Life Events, explains that it could be easier than you think.

  2. #GodWithUs logo

    Our #GodWithUs Advent and Christmas campaign is now live!

    01/12/2017

    FEATURE / Today we launch our #GodWithUs Advent and Christmas campaign, aimed at encouraging millions to experience the love of God at this special moment in the Christian year. 

     
  3. screenshot of A Church Near You homepage

    The new A Church Near You goes live today

    30/11/2017

    FEATURE / We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new A Church Near You today – find a local church or share your weekly and seasonal services at the click of a button with the new design, features and easy-to-use editing experience.

     
  4. Cereal box in foodbank, volunteers in the background

    Podcast: Tackling debt through food banks

    27/11/2017

    FEATURE / Hear Steve Burrows, who is part of the Wirral Debt Advice team, speak about how the team works alongside food banks in two churches in the Diocese of Chester. 

     
  5. Bishop of Liverpool with two nurses in clinic

    Why I checked my HIV Status

    20/11/2017

    COMMENT / Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes discusses why he took an HIV test for HIV Testing Week.

  6. Image of Church of England website on tablet computer

    The new Church of England website launches today!

    15/11/2017

    FEATURE / Today marks a significant milestone since the founding of the Digital Communications team at Church House in London one year ago. We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new Church of England website, which has been rebuilt from scratch with the help of many colleagues in the national office in just seven months from start to finish. 

  7. School child walking down street, autumn leaves everywhere

    Why our guidance on combating bullying is part of our vision for education

    13/11/2017

    COMMENT / Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer speaks about new guidance to Church schools on tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullyin

  8. People taking part in a sleepout at night

    How Church Urban Fund is responding to rising levels of homelessness

    06/11/2017

    FEATURE / Jon Miles, Director of Church Urban Fund’s Together programme, writes about how the Advent Sleepout Challenge is providing crucial funding for the charity’s work on homelessness.

  9. Landscape of mining pits

    Church of England’s National Investing Bodies launch policy on investing in Extractive Industries

    06/11/2017

    FEATURE / The Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) today announced the launch of a new policy on investing in extractive industries. The policy provides a distinctively Christian approach to investment in the extractives industries.

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    How can your church get involved in our #GodWithUs Christmas campaign?

    25/10/2017

    FEATURE / We’re excited to be updating churches and congregations across the country with this year’s #GodWithUs campaign.