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…

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…

Church of England Pensions Board publishes 2015 Annual Report and Accounts

Church of England Pensions Board publishes 2015 Annual Report and Accounts

The Church of England Pensions Board (“the Board”) has today published its full Annual Report and Accounts for 2015. The Board provides retirement services set by the Church of England for those who have served or worked for the Church….

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Church of England has released a prayer for Euro 2016

The Church of England has released a prayer for Euro 2016

God our Father, thank you for all your gifts to us, and especially the beautiful game. We pray for the teams that in the heat of competition they may be ambassadors for their sport. We pray for the players that…

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…

Army Officer found God serving in Afghanistan

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…