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  •  "Church is Changing"  - Public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus
    17 March 2020 "Church is Changing" - Public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of ...

  • Archbishops call for National Day of Prayer & Action this Sunday
    17 March 2020 Archbishops call for National Day of Prayer & Action this Sunday

    We are good in this country at holding our nerve and steadying one another. But a pandemic is something else; you can’t touch the virus, see it or even know where it is. It may ...

  • ​Coronavirus - UPDATED Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies
    12 March 2020 ​Coronavirus - UPDATED Guidance for Parishes & Chaplaincies

    UPDATED: 12 MARCHThe Church of England continues to follow Public Health England’s advice (see link below) regarding the Coronavirus and stays up-to-date with any changes/developmentshttps://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churchesYesterday advice was published on Suspension of the Common Cup, the Peace and the Laying on ...

  • ​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!
    26 February 2020 ​Church Leaders come to Spring Harvest for free!

    Spring Harvest are passionate about serving and equipping the local church and want to widen the reach of the event to churches who haven’t been to Spring Harvest in recent years. Our vision is for ...

  • ​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation
    26 February 2020 ​Lent challenge is 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation

    'Switch off the floodlights’, ‘turn down the heating’, and ‘plant a tree’ all calls to action as part of the Church of England’s first ever Green Lent campaign starting today.As Lent begins today – Ash ...

  • The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"
    12 February 2020 The Archbishop's Lent Book 2020 - "Saying Yes to Life"

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has launched his 2020 Lent Book, “Saying Yes to Life” by Ruth Valerio.Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ...

  • ​The pod in search of a church car park
    12 February 2020 ​The pod in search of a church car park

    It may be just 8ft by 6ft – with bed, toilet and USB socket – but for a homeless person it’s a potential life saver. The Amazing Grace Spaces pod – officially an urban emergency ...

  • ​Acts 435
    5 February 2020 ​Acts 435

    Acts 435 is a free resource for UK churches and charities who are working with those in need, or who are seeking to begin a ministry with those who are in need, and would like ...

  • Bishop David's Statement regarding Franklin Graham UK visit
    31 January 2020 Bishop David's Statement regarding Franklin Graham UK visit

    Bishop David's STATEMENT in relation to the Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK visit 2020:The planned visit of Franklin Graham to the UK in 2020 has focussed many Christians on the renewed ...

  •  #LiveLent campaign
    16 December 2019 #LiveLent campaign

    The Archbishop's Lent Book "Saying Yes to Life" and the #LiveLent campaign will both focus on environmental issues. You and your church can take part; Sign up for the #LiveLent daily reflections & actions,Find the ...

  • CofE Environment  Bulletin
    16 December 2019 CofE Environment Bulletin

    2019 has seen the climate move up everyone’s agendas, within and outside the Church. The national Environmental Working Group have recently issued a call to action and staff have started work on vital projects such ...

  • ​Which magazine is best?
    16 December 2019 ​Which magazine is best?

    The search is on for Britain's best church magazine. Entries are now invited for the annual competition run by the Association for Church Editors (ACE)."Church magazines are often a forgotten but effective means of communication," ...

  • Festive Film Promotes achurchnearyou.com
    9 December 2019 Festive Film Promotes achurchnearyou.com

    Following the encouraging engagement with last year’s Christmas film, the Diocese of St Albans has released another short film for 2019. In the film 'Choir Wars: Battle of the Carol Singers’, two choirs discover that it takes more ...

  • ​Promote Christmas services without the hassle
    4 December 2019 ​Promote Christmas services without the hassle

    Go Chatter... have launched a new website (gochattercustomvideos.com) where Churches, in less than 5 minutes, can customise their own video advert for events and services.You don’t need video editing skills or a creative bone in your ...

  • Parish Buying - make your church greener
    26 November 2019 Parish Buying - make your church greener

    This month Parish Buying is focussing on how to make your church greener - contactless provider, GoodBox have a fab festive offer - solutions to getting your church online if this has been a challenge - ...

  • ​A handmade tale: petition in fabric goes on display in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey
    26 November 2019 ​A handmade tale: petition in fabric goes on display in the cloisters at Westminster Abbey

    Part of a 16,000 strong petition with a difference went on display at Chapter House, Westminster Abbey this week. The Handmade Petition: I See You, consists of 16,000 handmade squares of fabric. Each one contains ...

  • ​Archbishops Statement in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism
    26 November 2019 ​Archbishops Statement in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism

    Archbishop Justin has issued the following statement, in connection with the Chief Rabbi’s concerns about anti-Semitism. This is a call for safety, belonging and freedom of faith and religious belief for all in this country.Bishop ...

  • ​John Henry Newman and the Church of England: Then & Now
    4 November 2019 ​John Henry Newman and the Church of England: Then & Now

    The Bishop of Birmingham’s Lecture: St Alban’s, Highgate which took place on 23rd of September 2019Serenhedd JamesWHEN, during his lifetime, John Henry Newman was called a saint, he was both amused and embarrassed. “I have ...

  • The Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020
    4 November 2019 The Churchwarden's Yearbook 2020

    The annual diary and source of information used by churchwardens and clergy in England and Wales is now available. The diary especially designed for churchwardens covers: Advent 2019 – Epiphany 2021, with additional pages for ...

  • ​Reaching into your neighbourhood
    30 October 2019 ​Reaching into your neighbourhood

    You've probably seen 'Permission to Smile' banners around Birmingham encouraging people to be friendly and 'greet someone today'. Did you know that this high-profile Birmingham campaign was started and is led by Christians, from the ...