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  • Response to Channel 4 News story
    6 December 2018 Response to Channel 4 News story

    In response to the news report and interview with Jo Kind on Channel 4's news programme (Weds 5 Dec 7pm) we believe that it is important to clarify a number of elements of the story ...

  • ​Have you discovered the Church Times podcast yet?
    26 November 2018 ​Have you discovered the Church Times podcast yet?

    The podcast features interviews with authors, clerics and commentators, plus analysis of the week's most significant stories from the Church Times news team.Click on the links below to listen to some of our favourite episodes ...

  • ​Fairtrade and environmentally friendly disposables
    22 November 2018 ​Fairtrade and environmentally friendly disposables

    Say hello to the world's first plastic-free, non-GM, Fairtrade, unbleached tea bagJust to let you know about Kingdom Coffee and their connection to Fairtrade. Their goal is to provide you and your churches with the ...

  • Grant Programmes 2019-23 - National Churches Trust
    22 November 2018 Grant Programmes 2019-23 - National Churches Trust

    If you need funding for a church maintenance or repair project, want to install a toilet or kitchen to improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for ...

  • ​Do you take card?
    20 November 2018 ​Do you take card?

    You can take your church collection by contactless card this Christmas!As less and less people carry cash, it’s becoming increasingly important for parishes to look at alternative ways to receive donations. There’s a new category ...

  • ​Celebrate 50 years of Christingle with The Children’s Society
    15 November 2018 ​Celebrate 50 years of Christingle with The Children’s Society

    This year marks 50 years since The Children’s Society brought Christingle to this country. You’re invited to join the celebrations as, together, we make this 50th anniversary year the biggest for Christingle yet.For 50 years, Christingle ...

  • ‘MaintenanceBooker’ - maintenance services to church buildings
    14 November 2018 ‘MaintenanceBooker’ - maintenance services to church buildings

    From June 2018, the National Churches Trust’s ‘MaintenanceBooker’ was rolled out across England and Wales, following a successful pilot in Yorkshire. PCCs can use the MaintenanceBooker service to receive online quotes from qualified and approved ...

  • 33,000 Social Action Projects and Counting
    6 November 2018 33,000 Social Action Projects and Counting

    More than 33,000 social action projects - from food banks to debt counselling - are run or supported by churches, according to figures setting out for the first time the full scale of the Church ...

  • USPG Advent Prayer Card and resources
    5 November 2018 USPG Advent Prayer Card and resources

    As you light your Advent candles, USPG invite you to join in praying for the world church as it responds to the needs of the people and communities it serves.We remember the plight of mothers ...

  • Response to Budget 2018 from Bishop of Birmingham
    30 October 2018 Response to Budget 2018 from Bishop of Birmingham

    Responding today to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement, the Bishop of Birmingham, Rt. Revd David Urquhart, Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, said: “I do not envy the Chancellor the task he faced today and our prayers ...

  • Archbishop of York urges children to sing for freedom from modern day slavery
    22 October 2018 Archbishop of York urges children to sing for freedom from modern day slavery

    Children and young people across the UK have been offered a helping hand to spot the signs and avoid becoming victims of modern slavery as new schools’ resources were launched today by the Church of ...

  • ​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 ...

  • More Than Welcome: A journey to help churches support the participation of disabled people
    15 October 2018 More Than Welcome: A journey to help churches support the participation of disabled people

    ‘More Than Welcome’ is Livability’s new resource to help your church deepen relationships with disabled people, and build a church where everyone belongs.Based on the idea of a journey – the resource will help your church ...

  • 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 ...