Communications press releases - 2020

  1. Church of England shares draft guidelines for weddings, funerals and baptisms

    The House of Bishops COVID-19 recovery group has shared draft guidelines for when funerals, weddings, baptisms and individual private prayer can recommence in church buildings.

  2. Archbishop of York to preach in a weekly online service for Trinity Sunday

    The Archbishop of York is to be joined by representatives of charities he founded in the weekly online service for the Church of England marking his last day as Archbishop of York.

  3. Irish language - an important part of our Church of England heritage

    Regarding a consistory court judgement in the Diocese of Coventry. 

  4. New Dean of the Arches and Auditor of the Chancery Court of York appointed

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are delighted to announce that Morag Ellis QC has been appointed as Dean of the Arches and Auditor on the retirement of Charles George QC. Morag will take up her duties on the 8th June 2020.

  5. 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:

  6. Churches download hymns 30,000 times for local online services

    A choir of young singers has been heard by an audience of tens of thousands of people in spite of the lockdown thanks to a new livestreaming service run by the Church of England.

  7. Pope Francis joins Archbishops of Canterbury and York for Thy Kingdom Come Pentecost service

    Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders this Sunday.

  8. Church Commissioners for England publish their 2019 Annual Report

    The Church Commissioners for England, the endowment fund of the Church of England, published today its Annual Report for 2019.

  9. ExxonMobil AGM: voting results on Church Commissioners backed resolutions

    Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment for the Church Commissioners for England comments on today’s annual shareholder meeting at ExxonMobil.

  10. 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.