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  1. Church Commissioners announce £1m support for cathedral choirs


    The Church Commissioners has announced it will support England’s cathedral choirs with up to £1 million available to ease the impact of COVID-19.


  2. What should vicars tweet?

    Stipendiary posts to match the number of candidates due to leave theological training


    Around 560 ordinands completing theological training next year are on course to take up posts in the Church of England in spite of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on church finances, it was announced today.

  3. Archbishop Stephen standing with his crozier.

    Church must ‘learn afresh how to share the gospel’, Archbishop of York tells Synod


    The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has called the Church of England to “learn afresh how to share the gospel in the world” as church and society face “turbulent times” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

  4. The stage at General Synod in York.

    General Synod members to meet remotely


    Members of the Church of England's General Synod are to meet remotely for the first time, in response to the restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. A rotary phone sitting on a desk.

    Daily Hope phone line to continue beyond lockdown - as calls pass two million minutes


    A free phone line offering hymns, prayers, and reflections to tens of thousands of callers after church buildings closed because of the coronavirus is to continue despite moves to ease the lockdown restrictions.

  6. The 98th Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, preaching at York Minster.

    Newly-confirmed Archbishop of York to preach on the power of prayer


    Chaplains from a hospital and a hospice are to join the newly-confirmed Archbishop of York this weekend as he leads worship from York Minster for the Church of England’s weekly online service.

  7. Stephen Cottrell confirmed as Archbishop of York


    Archbishop Stephen Cottrell has been confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York in a service broadcast entirely via video conference amid the Covid-19 restrictions.

  8. New Archbishop of York speaks to pupils in national online school collective worship


    This Friday, the day after he legally becomes the 98th Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell will answer young people’s questions about compassion during a virtual collective worship session.

  9. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops meet to discuss Covid-19, clergy discipline and the Lambeth Conference


    The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon, as it has done regularly throughout the current pandemic

  10. Photo: Keith Blundy

    Church of England awards £24 million in grants to spread the Christian faith in towns and cities


    Funding package worth £24 million announced by Church of England to help spread the Christian message in urban and deprived areas