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  • Fruit that lasts: CofE encourages every minister to join The Great Vocations Conversation
    19 April 2018 Fruit that lasts: CofE encourages every minister to join The Great Vocations Conversation

    Nearly 30,000 serving ministers, both lay and ordained, are being encouraged to hold at least one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves, in a campaign unveiled today by the Church of ...

  • "I am because Send a Cow is"
    11 April 2018 "I am because Send a Cow is"

    To celebrate Send a Cow’s 30th anniversary, we went back and met with some of the original farmers who we worked with in the earlier years. I was intrigued to see how their lives have ...

  • Archbishop's Award Hat Trick for Team Birmingham
    6 April 2018 Archbishop's Award Hat Trick for Team Birmingham

    Like the No.11 Outer Circle bus, it seems that Archbishop's Awards also turn up three at once! We always knew they were winners, but today the Archbishop of Canterbury officially recognised Andrew Smith, Janet Knox ...

  • USPG Harvest Appeal 2018: receivers to givers
    28 March 2018 USPG Harvest Appeal 2018: receivers to givers

    USPG's Harvest Appeal for 2018 is focusing on a community development programme run by the Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP). ECP’s Receivers to Givers programme helps vulnerable communities to achieve financial sustainability.Outreach workers enable ...

  • ​Card Readers Now Available
    22 March 2018 ​Card Readers Now Available

    Following a national trial of contactless card readers, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUp and iZettle. Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at a discount through ...

  • It's more than just a job when you 'Do Something You Believe In'
    15 March 2018 It's more than just a job when you 'Do Something You Believe In'

    We promote vacancies from Faithbased organisations and Non-Faith based organisations to employed people or volunteers who want to contribute to the common good.At faith-based organisations, we have vacancies for positions ranging from ordained ministry, and ...

  • ​Getting ready for Vocations Sunday - 22 April 2018
    15 March 2018 ​Getting ready for Vocations Sunday - 22 April 2018

    With Vocations Sunday on 22 April, we'll soon be releasing our parish guide to growing vocations, which will be available to order from the Church Print Hub.Click here for an advance look. We've designed this ...

  • Consultation on Heritage Lottery Fund future direction and strategy
    7 March 2018 Consultation on Heritage Lottery Fund future direction and strategy

    The Heritage Lottery Fund has been a generous funder of a wide range of church projects. A sudden and unanticipated change in its grants programme in 2017, coupled with a significant reduction in funding, has ...

  • Commonwealth Big Lunch
    5 March 2018 Commonwealth Big Lunch

    The Big Lunch is the UK's annual get together for neighbours. Since 2009, millions of people have joined in together with their neighbours in a nationwide act of community and friendship.This year we're inviting people ...

  • Warm homes support available for vulnerable households
    5 March 2018 Warm homes support available for vulnerable households

    During the bitterly cold weather, some of the most vulnerable people in our communities may struggle to heat their home. Birmingham City Council’s ‘Stay Warm Stay Well’ initiative can offer help to those with long ...

  • ​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 ...