Families and Household Commission news

Read the latest news about the Families and Household Commission.

The views expressed on the Commission’s pages are those of Commission members and contributors and are not those of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

  1. A headshot of Dr Sarah Williams

    Fertility Rates: A Lesson in Dependency?

    25/10/2021

    Last week fertility rates hit the BBC headlines. In 2020 the total fertility rate (TFR) for England and Wales fell to 1.58 children per woman, the lowest since records began in 1938. 

  2. Illustrations of different types of families and households in everyday life.

    Archbishops’ Commission on Families & Households launches Call for Evidence

    11/10/2021

    The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households (FHC) launches its Call for Evidence today.

  3. Members of the Archbishops' Commission on Families and Household  stand outside a community building with a sign reading 'The Well' on it.

    Visit to Newham

    02/09/2021

    The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Household undertook its first evidence-gathering visit on Thursday 2nd September, visiting the London Borough of Newham.

  4. Kwame Akuffo, OBE, JP profile photo.

    Some observations on the tensions between protecting individuals and protecting families

    25/08/2021

    In his blog, Commission Member Professor Kwame Akuffo reflects on the tensions highlighted by a legal system that favours the rights of the individual over family structure in our multi-cultural society.

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    Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households - Stakeholder Update Number 2 (August 2021)

    17/08/2021

    In this edition you can find out what happened at the July meeting, links to more information and news on the website, and what Commission Members will be doing during August and September ahead of their next meeting in Oxford.

  6. Dr Sarah C. Williams headshot.

    What the scriptures tell us about what it is to be human, and the role of families and households in human and societal flourishing

    05/08/2021

    Professor Sarah C Williams, Commission Member, reflects at the launch of the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households.

  7. Illustrations of different types of families and households in everyday life.

    Professor Karen Broadhurst’s presentation at the launch of the Families and Households Commission

    05/08/2021

    Family vulnerability beyond the pandemic and aligning services to enable all families to flourish and provide stable caregiving. 

  8. A headshot of Shakeel Nurmahi

    Shakeel Nurmahi speaking at the at the launch of the Families and Households Commission

    05/08/2021

    ‘As a young adult training for ordination, what do you hope this Commission will address regarding Families and Households?’

  9. Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham headshot.

    Developing a theology to inform our work on families and households - A reflection from Paul Butler, The Bishop of Durham, Co-Chair of the Commission

    16/07/2021

    The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households seeks to be deeply rooted in the Christian faith. It also emerges from the Church of England’s specific calling as the ‘established church’ of England as a Christian presence across the nation

  10. Janet Walker OBE headshot.

    Thoughts from the Chair as the Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households begins its work

    01/07/2021

    The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households is embarking on a wide and challenging agenda at a time when we are slowly emerging from a global pandemic that has touched all our lives.