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  • ​Flying success for Bats in Churches project
    15 October 2018 ​Flying success for Bats in Churches project

    A groundbreaking project led by Natural England to help churches that host large bat roosts has been granted £3.8 million of funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).This new round of funding will help deliver ...

  • The Centenary of the Armistice - bellringing
    15 October 2018 The Centenary of the Armistice - bellringing

    As part of the programme to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice which signalled the end of the First World War, Her Majesty's Government is inviting communities across the UK to ring bells on 11 ...

  • A Church Near You Phase 2 launch
    1 October 2018 A Church Near You Phase 2 launch

    The Church of England are delighted to announce that phase two of A Church Near You is now ready for you to explore. This includes lots of new features that editors have requested. We hope ...

  • ​Church of England “coming back” to England’s estates
    28 September 2018 ​Church of England “coming back” to England’s estates

    The Church of England is “coming back” to the estates, reversing a trend where over decades, services like shops and children’s centres have withdrawn, the Bishop of Burnley has said.In a speech delivered at the ...

  • How can your church get involved in #FollowTheStar, our 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign?
    24 September 2018 How can your church get involved in #FollowTheStar, our 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign?

    We’re delighted to be sharing details of the Church of England’s 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign, #FollowTheStar. This builds on all the work from last year’s #GodWithUs campaign, the extensive feedback from churches and research ...

  • The Debt Saviours
    24 September 2018 The Debt Saviours

    BBC2 will be airing their documentary The Debt Saviours featuring Christians Against Poverty at 9pm on Friday 5 October. The programme focuses on how CAP and the UK Church are caring for the poor and ...

  • Christian Blind Mission Sunday
    19 September 2018 Christian Blind Mission Sunday

    Christian Blind Mission Sunday is an uplifting new addition to the church calendar, launched last year to tie in with World Sight Day. It is inspiring a growing number of churches to Christian Blind Mission ...

  • Energy campaign, fire safety, insurance guide, photocopiers and GDPR 
    4 September 2018 Energy campaign, fire safety, insurance guide, photocopiers and GDPR 

    "Switching to responsible sources of electricity may seem like a small thing on its own, but when joined together it can make a real difference."  Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas HoltamAs we approach Creationtide there are campaigns ...

  • ​Lead Environment Bishop voices climate change warning as 2018 revealed as hottest summer on record
    4 September 2018 ​Lead Environment Bishop voices climate change warning as 2018 revealed as hottest summer on record

    Following news that summer 2018 was the hottest on record in England and the UK’s joint warmest overall, The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, the Church of England's lead bishop for Environmental Affairs, said:"It is ...

  • Season of Creation
    1 August 2018 Season of Creation

    In recent years more and more Christians from more and more denominations have been taking prayer and action for the environment ever more seriously. In June this year many European Christian leaders, including the Archbishop ...

  • The Cathedral and Church Shops Association
    23 July 2018 The Cathedral and Church Shops Association

    The "Cathedral and Church Shops Association" (CCSA) is a Voluntary organisation which works with Cathedral and Churches across the UK and Ireland to help and support their Retail Shop Managers in their role in raising funds ...

  • Towards A Safer Church: safeguarding liturgical resources
    17 July 2018 Towards A Safer Church: safeguarding liturgical resources

    Safeguarding resources, for use in churches across the country, including Bible readings, prayers and suggested hymns, chosen in consultation with survivors, have been published, click here for details. Many of the resources are already in general ...

  • ​Free Remembrance prayer resources
    16 July 2018 ​Free Remembrance prayer resources

    ResourcesSilence – a gift book to give away at Remembrance events100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings and reflections to downloadThe Church of England has produced Liturgical Resources for use at Remembrance ...

  • Support Uganda this Harvest
    16 July 2018 Support Uganda this Harvest

    This Harvest, we are asking your church, youth group or school to help us provide seeds, tools and training to some of Africa’s poorest families. In return, we will provide you with updates of the ...

  • Help in the Fight Against Unfair British Citizenship Fees
    13 July 2018 Help in the Fight Against Unfair British Citizenship Fees

    At last night's Birmingham Diocesan Synod a question was asked of Bishop David about the injustices of the fees charged for visas and naturalisation by the Home Office.Last year a Birmingham Diocesan Synod motion was ...

  • Together we’re powerful: ​Harvest 2018
    9 July 2018 Together we’re powerful: ​Harvest 2018

    This Harvest, we stand together with women like Aster in Ethiopia, to rejoice and callfor gender justice through Christian Aid’s 2018 Harvest Appeal. As we celebrate and praise God for providing all we need, we ...

  • ​WaterAid Harvest Appeal 2018
    3 July 2018 ​WaterAid Harvest Appeal 2018

    To celebrate the essential link between water and food this harvest, WaterAid is inviting churches to join together and share a harvest supper which will bring clean water to communities around the world.WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal ...

  • Bishop David in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
    3 July 2018 Bishop David in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

    Bishop David is to be awarded a KCMG (Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George) honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. KCMGs are specifically awarded to diplomats and people serving ...

  • Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes
    4 June 2018 Drivers urged to join information-gathering effort against modern slavery in hand car washes

    Anti-slavery campaigners and other key agencies, including the police and councils, are backing the Safe Car Wash App, launched by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England’s campaign against modern slavery, and the Santa Marta ...

  • MaintenanceBooker: the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches
    29 May 2018 MaintenanceBooker: the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches

    MaintenanceBooker, the National Churches Trust’s online maintenance service for churches, will become available to churches in our Region on  Friday June 1st when they will launch a new look website. Churches can Pre-Register now for the ...