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  • ​Campaign to reclaim Easter launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus
    22 February 2018 ​Campaign to reclaim Easter launches as Easter bunny closes in on Jesus

    Churches in the UK are planning to distribute more than quarter of a million Easter stories inside Easter eggs this year as part of a national campaign to plug a gap in knowledge about the ...

  • Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds
    6 February 2018 Mental health in English communities a leading concern for clergy, survey finds

    Mental health problems in local communities are now one of the biggest social issues Church of England clergy encounter, according to new research.A survey of more than 1,000 senior clergy has found that the proportion ...

  • Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub
    5 February 2018 Doing healthy ministry together: the Sheldon Hub

    The Hub is an ambitious, online, collaborative resource for mutual care by and for people in ministry. The conversations are rich, honest and real, some light-hearted, others full of pain that is hard to share ...

  • Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund
    1 February 2018 Launch of £5million Anniversary Fund

    In 2018 the Garfield Weston Foundation is 60 years old and to celebrate, we are launching a one-off grants scheme, the Weston Anniversary Fund. This Fund will provide Capital grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000.Weston ...

  • ​Planning for Godparents' Sunday - 6 May 2018
    1 February 2018 ​Planning for Godparents' Sunday - 6 May 2018

    Godparents are really special to families. Now in its third year, Godparents’ Sunday is gaining momentum as a great way to support godparents of all ages. See what it’s all about and browse some ideas ...

  • ​HOPE 2018 is here
    17 January 2018 ​HOPE 2018 is here

    Churches in villages, towns and cities across the country are making final preparations for this special year of mission together, to make Jesus known though our words and actions. It’s not too late to get ...

  • ​New Deadlines for National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants
    29 November 2017 ​New Deadlines for National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants

    The National Churches Trust has announced the deadlines for the 2018 application period for its Project Development grants. The grants are a pilot scheme intended to support churches to develop high quality, well researched, sustainable ...

  • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
    29 November 2017 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

    16 Days of Action is an international movement to raise awareness of gender based violence spanning from 25th November to 10th December. The 16 days also includes International Human Rights Defenders Day (29th Nov) and ...

  • Bishop David's response to the Autumn Budget
    22 November 2017 Bishop David's response to the Autumn Budget

    Responding today (22nd November 2017) to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget Statement, the Bishop of Birmingham, Rt. Revd David Urquhart, Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, said:  “The Chancellor’s Budget has gone some way to deal with ...

  • Anglicans in Malawi are bringing education to girls
    9 November 2017 Anglicans in Malawi are bringing education to girls

    Fran Mate, USPG Programmes Manager for Africa, reports on how the holistic mission of the Anglican Church in Malawi is helping to improve lives.It started with the observation that girls were dropping out of school ...

  • How can your church get involved in our #GodWithUs Christmas campaign?
    1 November 2017 How can your church get involved in our #GodWithUs Christmas campaign?

    “I am delighted that our very own soul[food] initiative is partnering with The Church of England nationally for this year’s #GodWithUs campaign. I will be praying that as we meet people in our homes, churches, communities ...

  • Mary's Meals Resource Pack
    31 October 2017 Mary's Meals Resource Pack

    Celebrate the joy and hope of Advent by joining Mary’s Meals to provide the world’s poorest children with a meal in school. Mary’s Meals is working hard with supporters from all over the world, and ...

  • soul[food]: The Proof is in the Pudding
    25 October 2017 soul[food]: The Proof is in the Pudding

    Having scooped up a Digital Impact Award for last year’s Christmas campaign, the Church of England’s Digital team are working with soul[food] for 2017’s #GodWithUs campaign. It looks set to be a fruitful partnership, but soul[food] is ...

  • The Gathering (Worship Central  & 24-7 Prayer) - Day/Evening tickets now available
    20 October 2017 The Gathering (Worship Central & 24-7 Prayer) - Day/Evening tickets now available

    With The Gathering just under one week away the Worship Central & 24-7 Prayer teams are expectant for all that God is going to do and believe that he will move in power. We've got ...

  • ​Community engagement grows faith, suggest survey of over 1,000 churchgoers
    19 October 2017 ​Community engagement grows faith, suggest survey of over 1,000 churchgoers

    Getting involved in their local community helps Christians grow in their faith, according to a survey of more than 1,000 churchgoers in the dioceses of Birmingham and Lichfield.In the study, carried out by St Peter’s ...

  • ​Discounts on LED lighting
    28 September 2017 ​Discounts on LED lighting

    Available for all CofE churches, dioceses and cathedrals, the Parish Buying Service have a new lighting supplier ‘LED Hut’. They are giving phenomenal discounts on bulbs to Parish Buying members, and we are encouraging all ...

  • Number of women in ordained ministry at record high, new figures show
    27 September 2017 Number of women in ordained ministry at record high, new figures show

    The number of people entering training to become priests in the Church of England is at the highest level for a decade with women making up more than half the total, according to new figures ...

  • ​Real Advent Calendar competition announced
    25 September 2017 ​Real Advent Calendar competition announced

    To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Real Advent Calendar a special competition has been announced. Schools, churches and children’s groups are invited to design their own Advent Calendar. There are three first prizes of ...

  • The ​Advent Sleepout Challenge
    21 September 2017 The ​Advent Sleepout Challenge

    The Advent Sleepout Challenge is back this winter!Now in its third year, the Advent Sleepout Challenge has given much needed hope, joy and practical help to people all over England. This Advent we want your ...

  • Support for the Caribbean and Bangladesh
    21 September 2017 Support for the Caribbean and Bangladesh

    Over 32 million people in the Caribbean have been exposed to high wind zones. Some islands, such as Anguilla, have reported critical damage with up to 90 per cent of infrastructure being damaged. USPG is ...