A prayer for remembrance day

A prayer for remembrance day

Ever-living God, We remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence; may that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bring #JoyToTheWorld with www.AChristmasNearYou.org

Bring #JoyToTheWorld with www.AChristmasNearYou.org

This Christmas the Church of England will be launching a new website inviting people across the country to attend local parish services at Christmas. Parishes are being invited to visit AChristmasNearYou.org/upload from the 1st November and complete a simple form no later than 1st December to register their Christmas church services. On the 1st of […]

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 […]

Shared Conversations

Shared Conversations

Over the last 2 days members of General Synod have met in an informal setting in which they have listened and been heard as they have reflected together on scripture and a changing culture in relation to their understanding of human sexuality. Throughout these conversations, deep convictions have been shared and profound differences better understood. […]

Good safeguarding integral to mission of Church

Good safeguarding integral to mission of Church

A resource to help local churches do some theological thinking around safeguarding has been published today by the Faith and Order Commission (FAOC), in response to a request by the lead bishop for safeguarding, the Rt Rev Paul Butler. Approved by the House of Bishops last month, the document is aimed at Christian communities who […]

Church of England apps hit 200,000 downloads

Church of England apps hit 200,000 downloads

Church House Publishing has released an infographic to mark a new milestone in its Church of England apps programme, with over 200,000 first-time downloads. The infographic reveals that many of those who download the apps are using them routinely as part of their prayer life. Use of the Daily Prayer app – shortlisted for App […]

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 […]

Army Officer found God serving in Afghanistan

In this week’s CofE podcast, Army officer Rachael Phillips on finding God during her time serving in Afghanistan, and her new role in the church; Julie McDonnell on her bell ringing event in June to help fight blood cancer; and Judith Finney on the Restorative Justice initiative in schools and their big day in Salisbury Cathedral. […]