Stories and features
FEATURE / Latest figures show a 22% increase in people selected to train for the priesthood over the last two years, with a 32% increase in young people.
FEATURE / School uniform schemes run from Church of England parishes are reporting growing demand as schools prepare for the start of term.
FEATURE / On Saturday afternoon, around and during the England football match (!), the Digital and Church House Publishing teams updated General Synod on how we’re supporting local churches and encouraging people into worshipping communities.
FEATURES / Every summer the Church of England celebrates the ordination of new deacons and priests. Over 400 ordinands will be ordained as deacons. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some of their stories will be highlighted in the Church of England's #NewRevs campaign.
COMMENT / The Church of England's Chief Education Officer explains what the Church is doing to address challenges for rural schools
COMMENT / The Rt Revd Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport on Towards a Safer Church: resources for prayer and reflection in worship
COMMENT / Throughout the year churches across the country open their doors to people of all ages, for services, weekday clubs and vital community projects. The spotlight of IICSA and survivor voices have rightly put our safeguarding practices under the spotlight. We welcome many and we must welcome them safely. Like all organisations who work with children and young people safeguarding training is mandatory for those in certain roles. It is not an opt-in.
FEATURE / Hold the front page…pupils at Church of England Schools have just found out that they will have to make do with just one pencil between two! writes Derek Holloway.
FEATURES / The Church of England is challenging every minister to commit to having one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves.
Listen to Revd Roxanne Hunte discuss why she's backing the campaign.
Why did a Canon of the Chapels Royal wear litter on Easter Sunday…and why is a London church hanging milk cartons from its roof?
FEATURE / The Church of England takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously. With 16,400 churches, 10,000 churchyards and 5000 schools it has to - and its Environmental Programme is constantly monitoring and adapting to environmental issues of all kinds.