2016 News Archive

Press releases from January 1st 2016 - December 31st 2016. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team


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    Church of England makes late bid for Christmas advert of the Year in new film with “Gogglebox Vicar”


    NEWS / The Church of England has squared up to commercial giants John Lewis, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer with its bid for Christmas ad of the year.

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    New Bishop of Woolwich announced


    NEWS / The next Bishop of Woolwich announced has been announced by 10 Downing Street as Reverend Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu.

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    Statement from the College & House of Bishops


    NEWS / The College of Bishops of the Church of England met at Lambeth Palace on Monday 12th December.

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    Church Communicator Announced As New Durham Vicar


    NEWS / The Right Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, is delighted to announce that the new Vicar of St Nicholas Church in Durham Market place will be the Revd Arun Arora who is currently the Director of Communications for the National Institutions of the Church of England.

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    New Director of Churches and Cathedrals announced


    NEWS / Becky Clark has been appointed to be the new Director of Churches and Cathedrals for the Archbishops' Council.  

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    Church Commissioners win three prizes at investment awards


    NEWS / The Church Commissioners for England have received three awards at the IPE (Investment & Pensions Europe) Awards held last Thursday in Berlin, recognising their industry-leading work on responsible investment. 

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    Role of communications recognised in new Lay Canon appointment


    NEWS / Rachel Harden, Deputy Director of Communications for the Church of England, is to have her contribution to the church recognised as she is made a Lay Canon of Liverpool Cathedral during the Evensong Service on Friday (December 9).

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    Archbishop of Canterbury's speech on Shared National Values


    NEWS / The Archbishop of Canterbury opens House of Lords debate on shared UK values.

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    Experience the joy of Christmas with the Church of England


    NEWS / Today the Church of England launches its #JoyToTheWorld Christmas campaign with www.AChristmasNearYou.org and four special videos.

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    Kendall House Review update


    NEWS / Update on Kendall House review.