Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

At least six million people have been asked to become a Godparent at a Church of England christening since the millennium, according to a new analysis released in advance of special church services to celebrate the role of Godparents. Godparents’ Sunday will take place this weekend (April 30) aimed at supporting the relationship between Godparents […]

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

Church of England joins forces with academia and the City to shape education

A leadership development programme for Chief Executives of Multi Academy Trusts has been launched drawing on expertise from the Church of England, academia and the City. The Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership programme for Chief Executives of Multi-Academy Trusts will be delivered in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, working with Deloitte. The […]

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

Gleneagles: A Parish without a Church

by Chris Gledhill When you say the word Parish you often say Church next – not quite the experience for us at Gleneagles Church! We were established twenty-seven years ago by the Wellingborough town centre parish of All Hallows to serve the growing community in the Gleneagles estate and surrounding area.  On 1 May 2013 […]

Investing in the future of the UK’s church buildings

Investing in the future of the UK’s church buildings

The National Churches Trust, the charity which supports and protects churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the United Kingdom, has published its Annual Review for 2015-2016. An electronic copy is attached. The Annual Review reports that in 2015, 177 churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the UK were helped by the National Churches Trust with […]

Church Commissioners top rated for Responsible Investment by UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment

Church Commissioners top rated for Responsible Investment by UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment

  The Church Commissioners have again been highly rated for their work on Responsible Investment over the past year by a United Nations-backed organisation, receiving a series of ‘A’ ratings and scoring above-average in every category. The report, supplied to each signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment by the organisation of the same name […]

Addition to General Synod agenda

Addition to General Synod agenda

Following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have exercised their powers under the General Synod’s Standing Orders to make some time available at its brief Group of Sessions in July for a debate on a motion endorsing the Archbishops’ recent call for all to unite in […]

Statement from the Rev Nigel Genders, Church of England’s Chief Education Officer on work of the Education Office on Living Well Together.

Statement from the Rev Nigel Genders, Church of England’s Chief Education Officer on work of the Education Office on Living Well Together.

“Living well together is not the same as living comfortably together. It’s not about sweeping difference under the carpet or trying to confine it to the private sphere, but rather celebrating diversity and living with difference. Learning to disagree well is key to that. We do not all believe the same things, and must model […]

Discussion Paper on Welfare

Discussion Paper on Welfare

A discussion paper ‘Thinking Afresh About Welfare’ has been released today by the Church of England. The paper, by Rev Dr Malcolm Brown, Director of the Mission and Public Affairs Division of Archbishops’ Council, was endorsed by the May meeting of the House of Bishops as a discussion document. Malcolm Brown said: “This is a […]