Press releases from January 1st 2021 - December 31st 2021. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. hand in latex gloves holding glass ampoule  covid vaccine

    'Virus knows no national boundaries' - Bishop calls for vaccine equity


    The Bishop of Durham has called for the Government to "commit to redoubling efforts" to achieve vaccine equity. 

    2 min read
  2. Young person holding a sign saying "there is no planet b"

    'Wake up world!’ – Bishop calls for action to protect God’s creation after climate report


    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, has called for immediate action on climate change in light of the IPCC report.

    1 min read
  3. A factory is shown with pollution coming out - used for environment stories

    'We must now keep up the moral pressure so that pledges are urgently turned into measurable action': Bishops respond to COP26


    The Bishops of Norwich and Reading have commented at the conclusion of COP26. 

    2 min read
  4. A still from the Archbishop of York reading the prayer video

    A shortage of clergy would really limit us - we need more vocations, that's my prayer’ – Archbishop of York’s address to Synod


    The Archbishop of York's Presidential address to the July 2021 session of General Synod. 

    1 min read
  5. At the Heart of Christmas campaign logo consisting of a red heart with white outlines of the Holy Family

    A time for sharing, love and faith - Church of England film explores what is at the heart of Christmas


    This Christmas should be a time for sharing, togetherness, faith and hope in the wake of the hardships of the last two years, according to voices in this year’s Church of England Christmas advert.

    4 min read
  6. Children play in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Afghanistan crisis: advice for parishes on helping refugees


    The Church of England has published a ‘toolkit’ of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover of the country.

    2 min read
  7. Alan Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner

    Alan Smith announced as next First Church Estates Commissioner


    Alan Smith, Senior Advisor - ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Risk and Inclusion, and former Global Head of Risk Strategy at HSBC, is to be the next First Church Estates Commissioner.

    4 min read
  8. The Blessing of the Light service in Virtual Reality.

    Ancient Blessing of the Light service in Virtual Reality first


    People from around the world will be able to ‘join’ in traditional worship at a church in London through Virtual Reality for the first time.

    2 min read
  9. Contributors to the Easter Day 2021 online service.

    Archbishop of Canterbury to lead Easter Sunday worship from Canterbury Cathedral as churches and cathedrals prepare to celebrate Easter


    As churches and Cathedrals around the country prepare to celebrate Easter, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will for the first time give his Easter sermon across BBC television, local and national radio, and the Church of England digital platforms.

    5 min read
  10. A still from the Archbishop of York reading the prayer video

    Archbishop of York's address to Synod on Vision and Strategy


    The Archbishop today addressed General Synod on the Vision and Strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s.

    1 min read

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