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  1. People involved with the weekly service

    Schools the ‘unsung heroes’ of the pandemic, weekly online service will hear

    03/09/2020

    Teachers and school support staff will be hailed as ‘unsung heroes’ for their work to help children and families during the pandemic, in the Church of England’s weekly online service marking the start of the academic year.

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

    More than 3,000 churches receive carbon footprint certificate thanks to new tool

    02/09/2020

    New data reveals that more than 3,000 churches are using a tool created by the Church of England to understand their carbon footprint.

  3. Dr Chigor Chike outside his church

    Dr Chigor Chike appointed interim National Adviser Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

    28/08/2020

    The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike has been appointed as the Church of England’s interim National Adviser Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns as work begins to establish a new body to combat racism.

  4. Three children looking away from the camera at a tree and sky

    Report: The toll of lockdown on low-income families

    24/08/2020

    Coronavirus has left low-income families struggling with a significant deterioration in living standards and high stress levels a new report from Child Poverty Action Group and the Church of England finds.

  5. 6 children in a choir with candles

    Church of England and RSCM await next steps following study into singing safety

    21/08/2020

    The Church of England and Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) to await updated guidance on singing in places of worship after findings of a Government-backed study published.

  6. The lead bishop for education speaks to school children

    Lead Bishop for Education calls for focus on re-opening schools, colleges and universities

    20/08/2020

    As students across the UK receive their GCSE results today, The Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Education, Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler has called for a renewed focus on schools re-opening in September.

  7. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Charity Commission complaint – message from Lead Safeguarding Bishop, Jonathan Gibbs

    11/08/2020

    We have been made aware of a complaint to the Charity Commission and of course will cooperate fully with any future process, because we are absolutely committed to the importance of safeguarding throughout the life of the Church of England.

  8. Church of England Pensions Board instrumental in launch of Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

    05/08/2020

    The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (the Standard), launched today, establishes the first global standard on tailings management

  9. Press release from the Church of England.

    Church of England Pensions Board co-chairs initiative that today launched a new Net Zero Investment Framework

    05/08/2020

    New ‘Net Zero Investment Framework’, issued today, supported by the Church of England Pensions Board.

  10. Church Commissioners announce Head of Responsible Investment

    04/08/2020

    The Church Commissioners for England announced today the appointment of Bess Joffe as Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners for England