Communications press releases - 2020

  1. Bishop calls for targeted sanctions to defend freedom of religion or belief in plea for action to protect Uighurs

    A new system of targeted sanctions could be used against the perpetrators of “gross human rights abuses” on the Uighur people in China, a bishop has told the House of Lords.

  2. Bishop of Bristol to take up national safeguarding role

    The Bishop of Bristol, Bishop Viv Faull has been appointed a deputy lead bishop for safeguarding, with a focus on liaison with diocesan bishops on behalf of the National Safeguarding Steering Group (NSSG) and with the wider Anglican Communion, and to speak on safeguarding in the House of Lords.

  3. Statement on Smyth case

    The Church of England's statement on the Smyth case.

  4. ‘Big Conversation’ launched on clergy care and wellbeing

    Churches and clergy across the country are being invited to take part in discussion about a new partnership aimed at improving the care and wellbeing of ministers, in a ‘Big Conversation’ launched today.

  5. Separation is never final with God, online service to hear

    Christians in the UK will join in worship with their brothers and sisters across Europe and beyond this Sunday as the Church of England’s weekly online service goes international.

  6. Statement on Christ Church, Oxford

    The lead bishop for safeguarding, Jonathan Gibbs, has previously written a letter stating that the National Safeguarding Team (NST) has no view about, and is not involved in, the wider issues relating to the College and the Dean at Christ Church, Oxford and this remains the case.

  7. 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) 

  8. Christian faith offers hope through pain of recent months, service to hear

    The Christian faith offers hope in the face of the tragedy and pain experienced worldwide in recent months, the Church of England’s online service will hear this weekend in a service led by people training for ministry.

  9. Community project bringing hope to thousands set to continue after lockdown

    An initiative bringing hope to thousands of people in a former Staffordshire coal-mining town will continue beyond lockdown as a model for supporting the community.

  10. Clewer Initiative launches app designed to help tackle labour exploitation on British farms

    A new app designed to help tackle labour exploitation and modern slavery in the farming, horticulture and food production sectors is being launched today by the Church of England’s modern slavery initiative.