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  1. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    John Smyth review – timing of publication

    28/04/2020

    The Learning Lessons Review, commissioned by the Church of England, into its handling of the allegations of abuse committed by the late John Smyth continues to be delivered according to the terms of reference.

  2. Statement from the Church of England.

    Coronavirus - planning ahead

    27/04/2020

    There is now a process in place to consider and keep under review any guidance being offered and a network of groups is being created to plan for the future.

  3. Archbishop of Canterbury to lead first assembly at National Online Academy

    27/04/2020

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy, it was announced today.

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    Archbishop of Canterbury launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

    26/04/2020

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes.

  5. Rev Kate Bottley leading a Sunday service.

    Gogglebox vicar Kate Bottley to lead this week's online broadcast, featuring British Sign Language

    24/04/2020

    BBC Songs of Praise presenter and former Gogglebox star Kate Bottley is to lead the Church of England’s national online broadcast this week from her home with a church service interpreted into British Sign Language (BSL) for the deaf community.

  6. Press release from the Church of England.

    Church Commissioners and New York State Retirement Fund release open letter to ExxonMobil Shareholders

    24/04/2020

    The Church Commissioners for England and New York State Common Retirement Fund have today written an open letter to ExxonMobil shareholders. 

  7. A family gathered around a table taking part in a Sunday Service.

    Wakefield family lead national Sunday service from their home

    16/04/2020

    A family from Wakefield, West Yorks, will lead the Church of England’s national virtual service from their living room this Sunday.

  8. The Church of England Pensions Board welcomes Shell’s Net Zero Commitment

    16/04/2020

    Comment from Adam Matthews, Director of Ethics and Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, in response to the announcement made by Shell today on plans to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050.

     

  9. The Archbishop of Canterbury delivering his Easter sermon in 2020.

    Archbishop of Canterbury will call for 'a resurrection of our common life,' in Easter Sunday sermon

    09/04/2020

    The Archbishop of Canterbury will call for “a resurrection of our common life,” during his Easter Sunday sermon.

  10. The Bishop of Manchester sticking a Palm Sunday cross up in his window at home.

    National virtual service for Palm Sunday to be led by the Bishop of Manchester

    02/04/2020

    Christians are to be encouraged to make their own paper or card ‘palm’ crosses and display these in their windows in a national virtual church service for Palm Sunday to be broadcast by the Church of England.