2017 News Archive

Press releases from January 1st 2017 - December 31st 2017. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team

  1. Average person less than a mile away from a church service this Christmas

    22/12/2017

    NEWS / The average person in England is less than a mile away from a Christmas service at their local Church of England church this year.

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    Church of England welcomes churches sustainability report

    20/12/2017

    NEWS / The Church of England has welcomed a Government-commissioned report calling for measures to promote the upkeep and community use of church buildings.

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    Bishop Sarah Mullally Announced as Next Bishop of London

    18/12/2017

    NEWS / The next Bishop of London will be the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 10 Downing Street has announced today.

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    Publication of Bishop George Bell independent review

    15/12/2017

    The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team (NST,) has today published the key findings and recommendations, along with the full report, from the independent review into the processes used in the Bishop George Bell case.

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    Report from December House of Bishops

    13/12/2017

    NEWS / On Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December the House of Bishops met at Lambeth Palace.

    There was a varied agenda, including items on safeguarding, the importance of Black and Minority Ethnic clergy inclusion and representation, church planting, lessons learned from the appointment of the See of Sheffield, a review of the Crown Nominations Commission’s practices and the Anglican-Methodist Covenant.

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    Success for shareholders as ExxonMobil confirms implementation of resolution on climate change disclosure

    12/12/2017

    NEWS / ExxonMobil shareholders have been informed by the Board of the company’s commitment to implement the recent shareholder resolution on climate change disclosure passed earlier this year.

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    Church of England launches #GodWithUs Christmas 2017 campaign

    01/12/2017

    NEWS / Today the Church launches its #GodWithUs Christmas campaign, aimed at encouraging people across the country to experience the love of God at this special moment in the Christian year.

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    New national officer appointed to support Cathedrals

    30/11/2017

    NEWS / The National Church Institutions have created a new role of Cathedrals Liaison Officer to offer more coordinated support at national level for the vital mission and ministry of England’s cathedrals.

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    New Directors for Renewal & Reform and Evangelism & Discipleship announced

    28/11/2017

    NEWS / The Church of England is pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Clinton as Director of Renewal and Reform, and Dave Male as Director of Evangelism and Discipleship.

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    Bishop urges Christians to make voices heard on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

    27/11/2017

    NEWS / The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, calls on Christians to press the Government to curb Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to help protect the most vulnerable people.