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  1. Choristers singing at Newcastle Cathedral

    Music in our churches and cathedrals


    As the latest Government guidance set out steps for reopening of church buildings for individual private prayer, and also for organ practice which is now permitted, the Church of England together with the Royal School of Church Music has encouraged the Government to be proactive in ensuring music-making can resume in church buildings, once it is safe to do so. 

  2. Church online contributors for 14 June 2020.

    Jesus meets us in our darkest hour, online service to hear


    Jesus is the ‘healing balm’ and our answer in the face of the hardest of blows inflicted by poverty, racism and other suffering, the Church of England’s online service will hear this week.

  3. A candle being lit.

    Charity, Victim Support, to run Safe Spaces service for survivors of abuse


    Victim Support has been awarded the contract to manage Safe Spaces, a joint Church of England/Church in Wales and Catholic Church in England and Wales (CCEW) project to provide a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse.

  4. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    Government update on date for places of worship opening for individual private prayer


    Following a recent announcement that places of worship could reopen for individual private prayer from June 15, the Government has now revised the date in guidance just published to June 13.


  5. A lit candle in front of a stained glass window.

    Bishops revise and produce further guidance


    The House of Bishops today discussed a range of issues around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and approved further advice on funerals, the celebration of Holy Communion and ordinations. 

  6. General Synod meeting at the University of York

    Informal virtual meeting of General Synod members to take place


    Timetable for informal virtual meeting of General Synod members published.

  7. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    Statement on individual prayer in churches


    The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, chair of the Church of England’s Recovery Group, has released a statement on individual prayer in churches.

  8. Two wedding rings are balanced on a bench.

    Church of England shares draft guidelines for weddings, funerals and baptisms


    The House of Bishops COVID-19 recovery group has shared draft guidelines for when funerals, weddings, baptisms and individual private prayer can recommence in church buildings.

  9. Church online contributors for 3 June 2020.

    Archbishop of York to preach in a weekly online service for Trinity Sunday


    The Archbishop of York is to be joined by representatives of charities he founded in the weekly online service for the Church of England marking his last day as Archbishop of York.

  10. Irish language - an important part of our Church of England heritage


    Regarding a consistory court judgement in the Diocese of Coventry.