Press releases from January 1st 2020 - December 31st 2020. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops Meeting - 22 July 2020


    A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today on Wednesday 22 of July 2020 (by Zoom) 

    1 min read
  2. The Church of England logo.

    A letter to clergy from Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell and the Bishop of London


    Following the announcement of a second national lockdown, a letter has been sent to clergy from the Archbishops and Bishop Sarah Mullally.

    1 min read
  3. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today Monday 9 November 2020 via Zoom


    The House has now reverted to a schedule of monthly meetings with this meeting being the meeting for November.

    3 min read
  4. The two archbishops at the general election

    A statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in response to events in the United States of America


    A statement from Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu in response to events in the United States of America:

    1 min read
  5. The national weekly service for 17 May 2020.

    Actor, GP and palliative care nurse to take part in this week’s national online service


    An actor, a GP and a palliative care nurse are among contributors to the Church of England national online service this weekend to be broadcast from Liverpool and Blackburn in Lancashire.

    3 min read
  6. Gavin Collins is shown in a dog collar as the new Bishop of Dorchester

    Announcement of New Bishop of Dorchester


    The next Bishop of Dorchester will be the Venerable Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon, Downing Street has announced today. 

    1 min read
  7. Anti-racism taskforce launches consultation


    Church organisations are being invited to give their views on action that could be taken to ensure greater racial equality in the Church of England, as part of work by the Anti-Racism Taskforce.

    3 min read
  8. The Archbishop of Canterbury with clipboard

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


    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.

    4 min read
  9. Children distanced in classroom wearing masks covid

    Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham urge Government to expand free school meals to avoid "harrowing" Christmas for thousands


    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Durham have urged the Government to extend free school meals as they highlight the “harrowing” number of families who could be destitute by Christmas.

    4 min read
  10. Open hands in prayer

    Archbishop of Canterbury backs worldwide call for Christians to say the Lord’s Prayer


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his backing to a call from the Pope for Christians across the world to join in saying the Lord’s Prayer.

    2 min read

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