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  1. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Church Times letter - Christ Church, Oxford

    26/06/2020

    In response to your article ‘CofE is ‘being used’ in campaign against Dean of Christ Church’ I would like to point out that the National Safeguarding Team has no view about, and is not involved in, the wider issues relating to the College and the Dean.

  2. The House of Bishops: Living in Love and Faith

    25/06/2020

    The House of Bishops has confirmed, following a meeting held by Zoom on Wednesday 24 June, that it will proceed with the publication of the Living in Love and Faith teaching and learning resources in early November this year.

  3. Windrush ceremonial cope

    New Task Force to ensure action over racism in the Church of England

    24/06/2020

    A new commission is to be set up to drive forward ‘bold changes’ to ensure racial equality in the Church of England, following a series of reports and recommendations, it has been announced today.

  4. House of Bishops Statement on Government COVID-19 guidance

    24/06/2020

    The House of Bishops has welcomed and commended the decision of the Government to open places of worship for public worship from 4 July at a virtual meeting held on June 24th. 

  5. St Mary's Church Warwick

    Reopening of church buildings for public worship

    23/06/2020

    A statement from the Bishop of London following the Government announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for public worship from 4th July

  6. Cargo  arrival at the sinking island of Tuvalu, Mid-Atlantic, east of Papua New Guinea.

    Bishops warn of 'Environmental Racism'

    22/06/2020

    Church of England bishops have joined with counterparts from around the Anglican Communion in signing a statement warning of 'Environmental Racism.'

  7. Church online contributors for 21 June 2020.

    End the sin of racism, online service hears ahead of Windrush Day

    19/06/2020

    The Church of England’s online weekly service will hear a call for action to build a fairer world ahead of a minute’s silence to lament the racism experienced by the Windrush generation and other black and UK minority ethnic people.

  8. Rowan Williams speaking.

    The Church and the legacy of slavery

    19/06/2020

    The events of recent weeks have shone a spotlight on the history and legacy of the slave trade, prompting renewed reflection by many organisations in this country and across the world. 

  9. Ordinands during their service of ordination.

    Women majority of deacons ordained last year, new report shows

    17/06/2020

    Women made up the majority of deacons ordained in the Church of England last year for the first time, according to new statistics published today.

  10. Two wedding rings are balanced on a bench.

    Weddings in churches – an update

    15/06/2020

    With churches now beginning the process of reopening initially for individual private prayer and funerals, church weddings however are still not permitted at present - under the Government’s restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.