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  • Letter from the Archbishops following General Synod
    18 February 2017 Letter from the Archbishops following General Synod

    Following the General Synod debate on the House of Bishops' Report - "Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations", the Archbishops have written a letter to members of the Synod which is also an ...

  • ​Easter competition launched for Schools and Churches
    15 February 2017 ​Easter competition launched for Schools and Churches

    The folk behind the Real Easter Egg have launched a competition for Schools, Sunday Schools and Messy Churches. There will be a prize of £250 for the winner with runner-up prizes of £150 for second ...

  • Live Lent with Christian Aid: Into the Wilderness
    9 February 2017 Live Lent with Christian Aid: Into the Wilderness

    All of Jesus' teaching came down to two basic commandments - love God and love your neighbour. They sound simple enough, but in practice we often struggle. With seven billion people to count as our ...

  • ​Announcement of the death of The Rt Revd Michael Whinney, former Bishop of Aston
    7 February 2017 ​Announcement of the death of The Rt Revd Michael Whinney, former Bishop of Aston

    We are very sad to hear of the death of Bishop Michael who died on Friday 3 February, aged 86, in the care of friends and family after a short illness.There will be a private ...

  • Renewal and Reform: Why we should value the true treasures of the Church
    6 February 2017 Renewal and Reform: Why we should value the true treasures of the Church

    A landmark report, Setting God’s People Free, which calls for a culture change in how the Church mobilises lay people to live out their faith every day, comes to General Synod on 16th February.If the ...

  • Update from Church of England
    31 January 2017 Update from Church of England

    In Focus The latest edition of In Focus, a four page insert for parish magazines from the Church of England is available here. Their aim is to help you keep in touch with the activities ...

  • ​News from the Church of England
    27 January 2017 ​News from the Church of England

    The Church of England’s law and guidance on marriage should be interpreted to provide “maximum freedom” for gay and lesbian people without changing the Church’s doctrine of marriage itself, bishops are recommending.A report from the ...

  • Count Your Blessings
    26 January 2017 Count Your Blessings

    “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).For Christians ...

  • trypraying:  Jump on a bus with us
    24 January 2017 trypraying: Jump on a bus with us

    It's time to jump on board. If you or your church are thinking about contributing to the bus advertising campaign, now would be a great time to let us know!As you know, last year churches ...

  • The egg that shares the Easter story launched
    23 January 2017 The egg that shares the Easter story launched

    The new look Real Easter Egg 2017 range has been launched and churches are being asked to encourage people to support this unique way of sharing the story of Easter.This year a 24 page Easter ...

  • ​The Big Pancake Party
    10 January 2017 ​The Big Pancake Party

    All across the country there are families who are going without food; children going to school hungry and parents missing meals so that their kids can eat.The Together Network is working to end this through ...

  • Al-Anon - For families & friends of alcoholics
    5 January 2017 Al-Anon - For families & friends of alcoholics

    Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds ...

  • ​WaterAid Lent appeal 2017
    4 January 2017 ​WaterAid Lent appeal 2017

    This Lent, WaterAid is asking churches across the UK to support the Jars of Change appeal. Support from churches will help end the arduous journeys that communities in Madagascar, and around the world, face daily ...

  • Church of England makes late bid for Christmas advert of the Year in new film with “Gogglebox Vicar”
    21 December 2016 Church of England makes late bid for Christmas advert of the Year in new film with “Gogglebox Vicar”

    The Church of England has squared up to commercial giants John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer with its bid for Christmas ad of the year.The Church’s new two minute film “Joy to The World” ...

  • Measures of Us
    19 December 2016 Measures of Us

    From 28 November to 3 December across six neighbourhoods in Birmingham, Birmingham Cathedral asked people to participate in a unique creative experiment. Measures of us, aimed to start conversations between strangers, to find more opportunities ...

  • ​Tools with a Mission
    13 December 2016 ​Tools with a Mission

    Tools with a Mission collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world. They send around 22 containers filled with over 300 tonnes of tools every year to ...

  • Resolve - to make a positive change in your life
    12 December 2016 Resolve - to make a positive change in your life

    Resolve is a four-week course designed to help you make life long positive changes. Each week delegates explore what the experts have to say, talk to other delegates about what they think and engage in ...

  • ​Experience the joy of Christmas with the Church of England
    6 December 2016 ​Experience the joy of Christmas with the Church of England

    On Thursday the Church of England launched its #JoyToTheWorld Christmas campaign with www.AChristmasNearYou.org and four special videos.Over 27,000 services and events, ranging from the contemporary to traditional carols and nativity stories, have been added to ...

  • Caring for God's Acre: The National Project 2012-2016
    29 November 2016 Caring for God's Acre: The National Project 2012-2016

    The vision of the project was to inspire, engage and support communities to learn about, and participant in the conservation of churchyards and burial grounds across England and Wales.The aim was to increase the number ...

  • The Children's Society Advent Calendar
    28 November 2016 The Children's Society Advent Calendar

    The Children's Society Advent calendar 2016 will have a focus on mental health and well-being. Behind each of the 28 online doors, you will find a wide variety of creative things to do to increase ...