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    Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham urge Government to expand free school meals to avoid "harrowing" Christmas for thousands


    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Durham have urged the Government to extend free school meals as they highlight the “harrowing” number of families who could be destitute by Christmas.

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    Clergy encouraged to take part in remuneration survey


    Stipendiary clergy, along with some retired and self-supporting ministers, are being encouraged to take part in a confidential listening exercise designed to help inform a review of the clergy remuneration package.

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    House of Bishops Meeting - 29 September 2020


    A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today, Tuesday 29 September 2020 via Zoom.

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    Safe Spaces launches to offer support to survivors


    A new service providing vital support for survivors of church-related abuse has become operational.

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    Ecumenical statement on Cameroon


    Bishops of Southwark and Chichester join with other church leaders in a joint statement on the situation in Cameroon. 

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    Farmers mark Harvest Festival with call for climate change action in national online service


    Farmers will speak of their commitment to fighting climate change during the Church of England’s national online service.

  7. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Unanimous support from Archbishops’ Council on safeguarding proposals


    The Archbishops’ Council, at its meeting on Wednesday (Sept 23), voted unanimously for safeguarding proposals to offer both immediate practical support to survivors of abuse and also to strengthen independence in the Church’s safeguarding work.

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    Synod approves change to rules to allow online meetings


    The General Synod of the Church of England has approved a change to its rules to enable it to meet online, if necessary, because of the coronavirus restrictions.

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    ‘Renewal' for Church is coming despite ‘trauma’ of pandemic – Archbishops


    The Church will emerge “renewed and changed” from the crisis of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said.

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    The Venerable Matthew Parker announced as the new Area Bishop of Stafford


    The new Area Bishop of Stafford will be The Venerable Matthew Parker, who is currently serving as Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent.