General Synod July 2020 news and stories

Find all the news, stories and press releases relating to the July 2020 meeting of General Synod here.
  1. Tomatoes are plucked by farm worker

    Clewer Initiative launches app designed to help tackle labour exploitation on British farms

    16/07/2020

    A new app designed to help tackle labour exploitation and modern slavery in the farming, horticulture and food production sectors is being launched today by the Church of England’s modern slavery initiative.

  2. A man in a gilet with 'Burntwood be a friend' written on the back

    Community project bringing hope to thousands set to continue after lockdown

    16/07/2020

    An initiative bringing hope to thousands of people in a former Staffordshire coal-mining town will continue beyond lockdown as a model for supporting the community.

  3. What should vicars tweet?

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

    11/07/2020

    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.

  4. Archbishop Stephen standing with his crozier.

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

    11/07/2020

    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.

  5. The stage at General Synod in York.

    General Synod members to meet remotely

    10/07/2020

    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.