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  1. Church of England logo with safeguarding statement text above it

    Overwhelming support for Synod safeguarding motion

    12/02/2020

    General Synod voted unanimously today to endorse the Church’s response to the five recommendations from IICSA and urged its national safeguarding steering group to work towards a more fully survivor-centred approach to safeguarding, including arrangements for redress for survivors.

  2. General Synod - London

    General Synod votes to apologise over racism

    11/02/2020

    The General Synod voted today to apologise for racism experienced by black and minority ethnic people in the Church of England since the arrival of the Windrush generation.

  3. Lincoln Cathedral

    Cathedrals proposals move forward

    11/02/2020

    New measures to strengthen governance and operational frameworks for England’s cathedrals have taken the next step towards formal implementation.

  4. View of the Assembly hall during General Synod from the balcony

    Covenant for Clergy Care and Wellbeing declared Act of Synod

    10/02/2020

    Measures to promote awareness of the dangers of stress and burnout amongst clergy are to be debated by the 42 Church of England dioceses following a landmark vote today by the General Synod.

  5. New Church of England guidance will 'ask great questions' of education leaders

    07/02/2020

    The Church of England has launched a major new resource for Educational leaders as more than 800 adults and students attended its largest ever Education Conference.
     

  6. Church of England logo with safeguarding statement text above it

    New Lead Safeguarding Bishop and Deputy Announced

    05/02/2020

    The Bishop of Huddersfield, Jonathan Gibbs has been announced as the Church of England’s new lead safeguarding bishop, taking over from Bishop Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells who leaves the role at the end of February. 

  7. The Archbishop of Canterbury with clipboard

    Archbishop launches Church of England's first ever Green Lent campaign

    04/02/2020

    Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

  8. Church of England logo with statement text above it

    Statement from Archbishop Justin and Archbishop Sentamu following the College of Bishops Meeting

    30/01/2020

    Statement following the College of Bishops meeting in London.

  9. Church of England Pension Board invests £600 million in global new stock index backing the Paris Climate Agreement

    30/01/2020

    ‘FTSE TPI Climate Transition Index’ launched at London Stock Exchange with £600 million allocation from the Church of England Pensions Board.

  10. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    Church Commissioners for England today reiterated support for the climate-related shareholder resolution, filed against the board of ExxonMobil

    28/01/2020

    The Church Commissioners for England today reiterated support for the climate-related shareholder resolution, filed against the board of ExxonMobil, and calls on Exxon not to block the resolution going to a vote in 2020.