Press releases from 1 January - 31 December 2023. If you are looking for a press release prior to 2013, please contact the communications team.

  1. SMMIB3

    New board to oversee ‘unprecedented’ Church of England investment in mission and ministry


    New 12-person board to oversee £350 million of grant funding to support mission and outreach
    4 min read
  2. BishopGuli

    New foundation launched to help churches and dioceses tackle housing crisis


    A new foundation, set up to coordinate practical advice and guidance to churches and dioceses hoping to help tackle the housing crisis in their communities, has been formally launched by the Church of England.

    3 min read
  3. The Archbishop of Canterbury's Football Weekend in training

    Archbishop of Canterbury FC lace up for green campaign alongside Premier League stars


    Archbishop of Canterbury’s football team to host a ‘green’ football match as part of national campaign

    5 min read
  4. Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission Members Announced

    Archbishops’ Commission on Racial Justice releases Second Biannual Report


    The Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice has released the second of its biannual Racial Justice reports. 

    3 min read
  5. Queen Anne's Bounty Charter

    Archives revealing Church of England’s links to historic transatlantic slavery to be displayed in new Lambeth Palace Library exhibition


    Enslavement: Voices from the Archives, opens to the public at Lambeth Palace Library, in central London, on 12 January 2023.

    3 min read
  6. ISM

    Bids invited to help implement recommendations of landmark report on racial justice


    Dioceses, parishes and other Church networks are being invited to submit applications for funding to help implement the recommendations of a landmark report into racial justice in the Church of England.

    2 min read
  7. Bishop Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham

    Bishop of Durham responds to immigration proposals


    The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, who speaks for the Church of England on refugees, has responded to  the statement by the Home Secretary on the Illegal Migration Bill.

    2 min read
  8. Bishop Jo Grenfell

    Bishop of Stepney to be new lead safeguarding bishop


    Bishop of Stepney to be new lead safeguarding bishop

    2 min read
  9. Living in Love and Faith.

    Bishops agree key areas for further work implementing Living in Love and Faith


    House of Bishops agrees requesting further work from the implementation groups taking forward the decision of General Synod.

    3 min read
  10. LILAF logo

    Bishops propose prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples


    For the first time, under historic plans outlined today, same-sex couples will be able to come to church to give thanks for their civil marriage or civil partnership and receive God’s blessing.

    6 min read

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