2020 news archive

  1. prayer

    Churches to hold month of prayer as second lockdown begins


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and other senior church leaders are inviting Christians to participate in a month of prayer as a second lockdown in England comes into force.


    3 min read
  2. Chapel cross

    A Letter to the Nation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York


    Ahead of national lockdown, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written a letter to the nation. 

    4 min read
  3. Cathedral

    Archbishops join interfaith call to PM to allow public worship


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, together with the Bishop of London, have joined national faith leaders in calling on the Government to permit public worship during the forthcoming lockdown in England.

    1 min read
  4. Cross tint

    A letter to clergy from Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell and the Bishop of London


    Following the announcement of a second national lockdown, a letter has been sent to clergy from the Archbishops and Bishop Sarah Mullally. 

    6 min read
  5. Children working in a classroom with face masks on.

    Archbishops Join Faith Leaders Call For Cross-Party Commission To Tackle Child Poverty


    A diverse group of faith leaders has written to the Prime Minister calling for the urgent establishment of a cross-party commission with the mandate and resources to tackle child poverty in England.

    2 min read
  6. UK

    Primates' FT letter on the UK Internal Market Bill


    The five primates of the UK and Ireland have written a joint letter in today's FT about the UK Internal Market Bill. 

    3 min read
  7. Archbishop Justin speaking at the launch of 'Living Reconciliation', General Synod, London

    Archbishop of Canterbury backs launch of Alliance for Full Employment


    The Archbishop has written to Gordon Brown welcoming the launch of the Alliance for Full Employment. 

    2 min read
  8. Church of England logo

    PCR2 Reference Group for National Church Institutions and Archbishops publishes Terms of Reference


    PCR2 will be completed in every Church of England Diocese by 2021. 

    2 min read
  9. IICSA logo

    Personal statement from Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby following publication of IICSA report 


    A statement from the Archbishop following publication today of the IICSA report on the Anglican Church in England and Wales.

    2 min read
  10. Church of England logo

    IICSA report; open letter


    Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; an open letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the lead safeguarding bishop and the national director of safeguarding.

    3 min read