The Church of England has released a prayer for the EU referendum campaign. 

The Church of England has released a prayer for the EU referendum campaign. 

The prayer is for use by churches and individuals ahead of the vote on June 23. God of truth, give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum with honesty and openness. Give generosity to those who seek to…

Full text of prayers for the HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Full text of prayers for the HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Collects: Heavenly Father, who hast brought our gracious sovereign Queen Elizabeth to the completion of her ninetieth year, and dost gather her people in celebration of the same: grant that we, rejoicing before thee with thankful hearts, may ever be…

Publication of pilot audits on safeguarding arrangements

Publication of pilot audits on safeguarding arrangements

The outcomes of four pilot independent audits into safeguarding arrangements in the Church of England have been published today. The dioceses of Blackburn, Durham, Portsmouth and Salisbury all volunteered to be part of the House of Bishops commissioned project to take…

Church Publishes 2014 Attendance Statistics

Church Publishes 2014 Attendance Statistics

New Church of England statistics for 2014 published today show that just under one million people attend services each week.  The survey, carried out over four weeks in October 2014, found 980,000 people attending church each week, with 830,000 adults…

Historic agreement for the Church

Historic agreement for the Church

The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have reached an historic agreement that recognises their longstanding ecumenical partnership and lays the groundwork for future joint projects. The agreement called The Columba Declaration is set out in a 15-page…

Defence Minister addresses Armed Forces Covenant Training Day

Defence Minister addresses Armed Forces Covenant Training Day

Church of England parishes have been reminded of the vital role they can play in helping support the Armed Forces, veterans and their families at a training day aimed at promoting the Armed Forces Covenant. More than 80 people including…