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  1. Rowena Pailing - Blackburn Cathedral

    Churches to receive specialist advice for housing schemes


    Churches planning to use their land and buildings to help people priced out of the housing market are to be given specialist support under a new scheme.

  2. Scattered tealight candles on wooden surface

    Bishop Stephen Cottrell: safeguarding statements


    Statements from Bishop Stephen, Archbishop Justin and the National Safeguarding Team.

  3. The interior of St Mary Redcliffe Church in Bristol taken from the West end

    Update on church and cathedral monuments


    The events of the past weeks in response to the tragic death of George Floyd have brought into focus the question of monuments to individuals who have participated in systemic and targeted discrimination or exploitation based on race.

  4. Contributors to our weekly online service for 28 June 2020.

    Online weekly service to focus on welcome and hospitality


    Revd Chris Lee, a vicar who has reached new audiences on Instagram, will lead this week’s online service for the Church of England – with a message that God welcomes us all, however ‘messy’ we may believe our lives to be.

  5. Investors voice support for first Global Tailings Review


    Co-conveners of the Global Tailings Review show their support for the first Global Industry Standard on Tailings Dams.

  6. Safeguarding statement from the Church of England.

    Church Times letter - Christ Church, Oxford


    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.

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


    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.

  8. Windrush ceremonial cope

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


    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.

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


    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. 

  10. St Mary's Church Warwick

    Reopening of church buildings for public worship


    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