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  1. St Johns church Duxford

    Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation


    ‘Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.

  2. Competitions launched for church projects tackling housing crisis


    Two competitions aimed at helping local churches to support people in housing need – from advocacy and advice for vulnerable tenants to ‘micro-housing’ schemes on church land – are launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community.

  3. Day of prayer for England’s social housing estates


    Today marks the first anniversary of the 2019 General Synod motion to have a loving, worshipping, serving Christian community on every significant social housing estate in the country.

  4. General Synod - London

    Legal aid an ‘essential service’ that should be preserved for the ‘benefit of the nation’, Synod votes


    Changes to the legal aid system have left some of the most vulnerable groups in society without access to the justice system, the General Synod heard today.

  5. Archbishop of York - John Sentamu

    Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to the Archbishop of York


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the Archbishop of York in General Synod earlier today at what would have been his final Synod.



  6. Communion chalice on altar

    Guidance for parishes on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


    The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  7. The Deans of Jersey and the Bishop of Salisbury in conversation

    General Synod approves Channel Islands legislation


    The General Synod of The Church of England has approved legislation following the Archbishop’s Commission on the relationship of the Channel Islands to the wider Church of England.

  8. Zumba  Class at Blackburn Cathedral

    Church of England backs sports ministry


    Sports and fitness activities are to be championed as part of plans by the Church of England to reach more people with the message of the Christian faith and promote the wellbeing of communities, it is announced today.

  9. General Synod - London

    General Synod calls on Government to act over ‘pauper' funerals


    The General Synod today called on the Government to end the ‘cruel’ experience of so-called ‘pauper' funerals in a debate where members heard of the plight of those unable to afford funeral costs.

  10. General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target


    The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030.