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  1. Contributors to our national online service on 24 May 2020.

    Duke of Cambridge joins CofE’s online service to mark end of Mental Health Awareness Week


    The Duke of Cambridge will urge people who are concerned about their mental health or that of others to reach out and start a conversation, in a contribution to this Sunday’s  Church of England national online service, marking the end of Mental Health Awareness Week.

  2. The Church of England logo on a laptop.

    House of Bishops meeting on Thursday 21st May


    A meeting of the House of Bishops took place today on Thursday, the 21st of May 2020 (by Zoom).

  3. The Archbishop of York Designate in December 2019.

    Confirmation of Election of Bishop Stephen Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York, Thursday 9 July 2020


    Bishop Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11am on Thursday 9 July 2020, in an online service.

  4. Supporting schools to reopen at the right time


    With almost two months having passed since most pupils attended their school building, it is clear that the risks surrounding Coronavirus cannot and will not be quickly resolved. It is of paramount importance that children’s education and all that schools offer can continue as fully and as soon possible, while always balanced with the health risks that this may entail.

  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.

  6. Statement from the Church of England.

    Notice from House of Bishops meeting


    The House of Bishops met to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic over Zoom today.  

  7. The Archbishop of York Designate in December 2019.

    God is at work, even when our church buildings are closed


    This article from Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York Designate, was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 12 May 2020.

  8. Bishop Mark Tanner and his family.

    Mark Tanner named as the 41st Bishop of Chester


    The Rt Revd Mark Tanner has been named by Downing Street as the 41st Bishop of Chester, succeeding the Rt Revd Dr Peter Forster who retired in September 2019.

  9. Statement from the Church of England.

    Statement on latest Government guidance on coronavirus


    We look forward to the time when we are able to gather again in our church buildings. We are examining what steps we will need to take to do so safely.

  10. Hundreds of schools to sing virtual ‘thank you’ as song goes viral


    A school chaplain has spoken of her delight after a song written to share hope during Coronavirus closures went viral, with more than a hundred schools now preparing to record their own versions.

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