News

Stay up to date with news from the Church of England and subscribe to our RSS feed.
  1. Group of lit candles in front of stained glass window

    Ecumenical statement on Cameroon

    25/09/2020

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

  2. Contributors to our weekly online service.

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

    25/09/2020

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

  3. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Unanimous support from Archbishops’ Council on safeguarding proposals

    25/09/2020

    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.

  4. Candle with black fade

    Synod approves change to rules to allow online meetings

    24/09/2020

    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.

  5. View of computer screen inside General Synod Assembly hall

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

    24/09/2020

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

  6. Bishop Matthew Parker

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

    24/09/2020

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

  7. Candle with black fade

    Offering hope as we face a second wave – Archbishops’ letter to bishops

    23/09/2020

    The Church has a vital role to play in offering hope and comfort to the nation as we face an expected second wave of the coronavirus, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have said.

  8. View of computer screen inside General Synod Assembly hall

    Special session of General Synod to go ahead amid new Covid-19 measures

    23/09/2020

    A special session of the Church of England General Synod, needed to pass urgent legislation enabling Synod to continue to operate amid the challenges of the pandemic, will go ahead in London on Thursday.

  9. Headshots of 6 people involved with the weekly service

    ‘Everyone is made in the image of God’ - Christians with disabilities lead powerful national online service

    18/09/2020

    Widespread use of online worship following the coronavirus lockdown has helped ‘set free’ previously overlooked gifts of Christians with disabilities, the Church of England’s weekly online service will hear.

  10. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting - 17th September 2020

    17/09/2020

    A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today Wednesday 17 September 2020 via Zoom.