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Global Covid-19 victims remembered daily at the mother church of the Anglican Communion

The oldest bell in Canterbury Cathedral, named after Prince Henry of Eastry, is tolling for two minutes every night at 8 pm BST (7 pm GMT).

14 April 2020

“Easter isn’t cancelled” – Churches celebrate the resurrection despite global lock-down

Queen Elizabeth’s first ever Easter Message offers hope as Churches find new ways to proclaim Christ’s resurrection.

13 April 2020

Covid-19 forces Lambeth Conference organisers to rescheduled decennial gathering to 2021

The once-a-decade gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion, which was to be held in Canterbury, Kent, in July and August this year, has been postponed until 2021.

24 March 2020

Millions turn in to online services as churches switch to digital services

Clergy around the world have been experimenting with different ways of offering worship online as churches suspend public worship

24 March 2020

Vestment of murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket returns to Canterbury Cathedral

Robes thought to have been worn by “troublesome priest” Thomas Becket when he was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral are set to return for 850th anniversary.

10 March 2020

Archbishop of Canterbury launches 2020 Thy Kingdom Come global prayer initiative

The global ecumenical prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come will this year take place in more than 90 per cent of countries around the world, church leaders were told last week.

03 March 2020

Official Lambeth Conference biblical resources launched for featured epistle, 1 Peter

An official commentary on 1 Peter – the biblical epistle that will be studied by bishops at the Lambeth Conference, has been published, alongside a series of video guides.

25 February 2020

Archdeacon murdered as Christians killed and kidnapped in multiple attacks in Africa and Asia

Archdeacon Ngulongo Year Batsemire is one of many Christians murdered or attacked in parts of Africa and Asia in recent weeks.

25 February 2020

Tributes paid following the death of Ghanaian Anglican theologian Canon John Pobee

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby leads tributes to the Revd Canon Professor John Samuel Pobee, who died last week.

04 February 2020

C of E Pension Board launches London Stock Exchange index to monitor climate change progress

One of the Church of England’s national investment bodies is using its financial clout to launch a new initiative to monitor companies’ efforts to tackle climate change.

31 January 2020