Press Releases


Treatment of Philip North unfair and unjust Reform claims

Statement by the Evangelical group Reform on Philip North's decision to decline appointment as Bishop of Sheffield


Anglo-Catholic bishops voice outrage over attacks on Philip North

The implications of what has happened for the stability of the settlement that enabled women to become bishops in the Church of England ... are a cause of grave concern.


Pacific primates communique: We together – in Christ

Statement released at the conclusion of the 4-6 March 2017 meeting of the primates of Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Australia.  


Episcopal visitations for Algiers and Tunis

Bishop Anis and Bishop Fawzy are currently visiting North Africa, Tunisia and Algeria, for a pastoral visit.


Princess Anne recognizes service to the developmentally disabled

HRH The Princess Royal and Livability Patron made a special visit to Livability’s national office on the Greenwich Peninsula this week for The Princess Royal Livability Awards. 


Holy week inspires original jazz composition

THE EIGHT WORDS is an instrumental jazz suite reflecting on the eight sayings of Jesus in the passion according to St John.


Radical inclusion has its limits, bishops write

A letter to the editor of the Church of England Newspaper from the Bishops of Maidstone and Blackburn


Bishop North "hounded" from office says Bishop of Maidstone

Bishop Rod Thomas writes on the news of Philip North's declining the See of Sheffield


Statement from the acting Bishop of Sheffield on Philip North

Following a period of prayer and reflection Bishop Philip has decided that for the sake of God's mission in the Diocese he should withdraw from the appointment as the next Bishop of Sheffield. 


Archbishop of York's statement upon Bishop North's refusal of Sheffield

I have been informed that the Right Reverend Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley, has notified the Prime Minister of his intention to withdraw from his nomination as Bishop of Sheffield.