The Church of England’s Commission on Families and Households have provided a new update that outlines the imminent launch of their ‘Call for Evidence’.

Visit their website to find out how you can respond and submit evidence. Many of our members will have a keen interest in this and it is important that we have a strong Catholic voice in this conversation, so please do respond if you can. The deadline is 18 November.


The Commission has been established to consider how to renew support for families and households in England. It aims to offer practical and deliverable ideas on what enables families and households to thrive and prosper as the cornerstone of every community in our society.

The Commission will focus particularly on four areas: The theology underpinning our understanding of family life and households within society; the social history of families and households across the centuries and into the 21st century, and the changing nature and expectations of family life; how to promote and support the well-being of children and young people; and couple relationships, marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation; and conflict resolution.