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  • ​USPG - United Society, Partners in the Gospel
    17 August 2017 ​USPG - United Society, Partners in the Gospel

    The USPG Annual Conference held in July 2017 was the last for Janette O'Neill, who is retiring as Chief Executive. She is replaced by Revd Duncan Dormer who will be joining USPG in January 2018.Conference ...

  • Singing for Syrians
    17 August 2017 Singing for Syrians

    Helping the most desperate people in and around SyriaSinging for Syrians is a nationwide initiative offering a positive way to raise money for some of Syria’s most vulnerable people. We are encouraging individuals, local communities, ...

  • Did you know you can access charity pricing even if your church isn't a registered charity?
    17 August 2017 Did you know you can access charity pricing even if your church isn't a registered charity?

    Charity rates can be a slightly tricky perk to put into practice if your church does not have a registered charity number (if your church has an income less than £100,000 a year you don't ...

  • ​Make the world a little friendlier
    15 August 2017 ​Make the world a little friendlier

    Welcome an adult international student to your home for a day, weekend, or three nights at Christmas and a help a lonely student feel at home. Many international students in the UK feel isolated and ...

  • ​Can the church help the NHS?
    27 July 2017 ​Can the church help the NHS?

    At a conference organised by the Whole Person Health Network, Revd. Professor John Swinton pointed out that it sometimes the small things that make a big difference to patient care. He identified three elements that ...

  • ​AtaLoss.org website for those who have suffered a bereavement
    27 July 2017 ​AtaLoss.org website for those who have suffered a bereavement

    A new website was launched earlier this year to signpost the bereaved to local support, including support provided by the local church.AtaLoss.org is the vision of Reverend Canon Yvonne Tulloch who knows too well the ...

  • Important Updates to 'A Church Near You'
    18 July 2017 Important Updates to 'A Church Near You'

    A Church Near You would like to thank all church editors of AChurchNearYou.com, and to update you on the exciting plans for the new website:Work is underway to redesign ACNY, and we’re thrilled to be launching in ...

  • CSSBI supporting Christian teachers
    13 July 2017 CSSBI supporting Christian teachers

    The CSSBI (Church Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses Benevolent Institution) is the oldest teachers’ charity. Since the first meeting in 1857, the CSSBI has supported Christian teachers who ‘fell on hard times’.The Institution aims to meet specific short-term ...

  • Hidden Treasures in Birmingham
    3 July 2017 Hidden Treasures in Birmingham

    In co-operation with the local churches of the city, the Taizé Community led a young adult gathering in Birmingham, 28 April - 1 May, 2017 called Hidden Treasure. Speakers included Brother Alois, Dr Rosalee Velloso-Ewell of ...

  • Ordinations On the Up
    29 June 2017 Ordinations On the Up

    Please pray for those being ordained this week in Birmingham; for wisdom and support as they continue serving in faith. They are:Deacons:Ben Cook - St John, WalmleySarah Cooper - St John, Perry BarrJenni Crewes - Ss ...

  • Publication of Mission and Ministry in Covenant
    28 June 2017 Publication of Mission and Ministry in Covenant

    The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. ...

  • ​Inspirational teenage refugee wins inaugural Diana Legacy Award for transforming the lives of other
    26 June 2017 ​Inspirational teenage refugee wins inaugural Diana Legacy Award for transforming the lives of other

    Two years ago 15 year old Maya Ghazal arrived in the UK from Syria, friendless, lonely and homesick, speaking no English, and just aiming to start a new life with her family.Now, just a couple ...

  • ​WaterAid Harvest appeal 2017
    12 June 2017 ​WaterAid Harvest appeal 2017

    This harvest, WaterAid is asking churches and congregations across the UK to support the life-giving bottles Harvest Appeal, and help give communities in some of the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving water.The appeal aims ...

  • Message from Archbishop Justin following London attack
    5 June 2017 Message from Archbishop Justin following London attack

    After the horrifying events in London last night, churches around Britain today have been praying for the wounded and bereaved as they face such profound pain and struggle.Click here to read the message.Click here to ...

  • A Prayer for Manchester
    23 May 2017 A Prayer for Manchester

    A #Prayer for #Manchester.A Collect for PeaceO God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom:Defend us, your humble servants, in all ...

  • ​Will you join the Great Get Together?
    16 May 2017 ​Will you join the Great Get Together?

    Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June 2017Inspired by Jo Cox MP, the Great Get Together is encouraging people to host street parties across the country to celebrate all that we have in common with our neighbours.Archbishop Justin ...

  • East Africa Crisis Appeal – Thank YOU, £11,176 given so far; YOU are God’s instrument of change
    15 May 2017 East Africa Crisis Appeal – Thank YOU, £11,176 given so far; YOU are God’s instrument of change

    Easter Sunday fundraising updateWe are receiving excellent reports regarding Feed the People, Easter Sunday fundraising in-gathering for the East Africa Crisis Appeal across the UK. To date, £11,176 has been raised and sent to Christian ...

  • Former chorister Ken Dodd sings the praises of The Book of Common Prayer
    8 May 2017 Former chorister Ken Dodd sings the praises of The Book of Common Prayer

    The Book of Common Prayer is a guide to life according to 89-year-old comedian Ken Dodd.‘While the Old Testament has rather a lot of smoting and begatting, the Prayer Book is, in many ways, very ...

  • Appeal for Theological books for Mzuzu University
    25 April 2017 Appeal for Theological books for Mzuzu University

    Fifteen months ago the library at Mzuzu University, a respected university in Northern Malawi with a small but active theological department, suffered a disastrous fire and lost almost all its stock. The photo above shows ...

  • Update from Church of England
    24 April 2017 Update from Church of England

    In Focus The latest edition of In Focus, a four page insert for parish magazines from the Church of England is available here. Their aim is to help you keep in touch with the activities ...