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  1. Someone standing in a church with an iPad showing emissions information for their church building.

    Church of England launches energy rating tool as Synod considers new ‘net zero’ carbon target


    The Church of England launches energy rating system similar to those used for household appliances for church buildings as General Synod considers a major new proposal to reach ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions. 

  2. Tiles are replaced at steeple morton church

    Fabric grant funding made easier for churches


    Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs.

  3. Statement from the Church of England.

    Civil Partnerships for opposite-sex couples


    Following the recent change in the law to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, the House of Bishops has agreed a pastoral statement

  4. Church of England National Investing Bodies join UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance


    Today in Davos, the Church of England’s three National Investing Bodies (NIBS) representing over £12 billion in assets under management, have joined the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

  5. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    National Safeguarding Panel Appoints New Members


    The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Panel has appointed two new members. 

  6. Major expansion of science education planned for ministry training


    Grants to provide opportunities to learn about cutting-edge science for people training for the priesthood in the Church of England are to be made available as part of a £3.4 million project aimed at transforming the relationship between science and faith.


  7. Bishop sets out to change inquest law to expose scale of gambling role in suicide


    The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has set out to change the law on inquests to help reveal the full extent of the link between gambling and suicide for the first time.

  8. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Response to BBC 2 documentary on Peter Ball


    A statement from Bishop Peter Hancock, Church of England lead safeguarding bishop:

  9. A person holds a credit card while using a laptop

    Bishop welcomes credit card gambling ban


    The Bishop of St Albans, Dr Alan Smith, has welcomed an announcement from the Gambling Commission that consumers will no longer be able to use credit cards to gamble from April 2020.

  10. The Church Commissioners welcome the announcement of Andrew Selous as Second Church Estates Commissioner


    The Church Commissioners for England have today welcomed the Crown appointment of Mr Andrew Selous MP as Second Estates Commissioner