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  1. Supporting schools to reopen at the right time


    With almost two months having passed since most pupils attended their school building, it is clear that the risks surrounding Coronavirus cannot and will not be quickly resolved. It is of paramount importance that children’s education and all that schools offer can continue as fully and as soon possible, while always balanced with the health risks that this may entail.

  2. The national weekly service for 17 May 2020.

    Actor, GP and palliative care nurse to take part in this week’s national online service


    An actor, a GP and a palliative care nurse are among contributors to the Church of England national online service this weekend to be broadcast from Liverpool and Blackburn in Lancashire.

  3. Statement from the Church of England.

    Notice from House of Bishops meeting


    The House of Bishops met to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic over Zoom today.  

  4. The Archbishop of York Designate in December 2019.

    God is at work, even when our church buildings are closed


    This article from Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York Designate, was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

  5. Bishop Mark Tanner and his family.

    Mark Tanner named as the 41st Bishop of Chester


    The Rt Revd Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the 41st Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired in September 2019.

  6. Statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on latest Government guidance on coronavirus


    We look forward to the time when we are able to gather again in our church buildings. We are examining what steps we will need to take to do so safely.

  7. Hundreds of schools to sing virtual ‘thank you’ as song goes viral


    A school chaplain has spoken of her delight after a song written to share hope during Coronavirus closures went viral, with more than a hundred schools now preparing to record their own versions.

  8. Statement from the Church of England.

    Bishop of London and Chief Nursing Officer to take part in national online church service for Florence Nightingale anniversary


    The Bishop of London and the Chief Nursing Officer for England are to take part in a national online service this Sunday celebrating the work of nurses and healthcare workers and marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

  9. Statement from the Church of England.

    Church of England Pensions Board to vote against Follow This resolution at Shell AGM


    The Church of England Pensions Board today has announced it will not support the Follow This Resolution at Shell’s forthcoming AGM.

  10. Statement from the Church of England.

    House of Bishops backs phased approach to revising access to church buildings


    The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon and continued to review advice to clergy on the Church’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the vulnerable and health services.