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  • 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 ...

  • Advent Readings
    19 September 2017 Advent Readings

    Taking the time to meet with God and to read the Bible daily can sometimes feel difficult, or it could be something you've never considered. Bible reading notes are just one way to make it ...

  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse
    18 September 2017 Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse

    Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Abuse, a House of Bishops commended document from the Faith and Order Commission has been released today by Church House Publishing . All bishops received this booklet from ...

  • ​Ingredients For Action: Understanding and Responding to Food Poverty
    18 September 2017 ​Ingredients For Action: Understanding and Responding to Food Poverty

    Today Church Urban Fund has released research that sheds light on the extent of food poverty in the UK. It shows that 1 in 50 British adults used a food bank in 2016. It also shows ...

  • Preparing for Christmas 2017 in your church #GodWithUs
    12 September 2017 Preparing for Christmas 2017 in your church #GodWithUs

    With Christmas now three and a half months away, today the Digital Communications team is excited to launch the Church of England’s national campaign, called #GodWithUs. We want to give churches as much time as ...

  • Brand new glossary will assist today’s understanding of the Book of Common Prayer
    12 September 2017 Brand new glossary will assist today’s understanding of the Book of Common Prayer

    First-year students in theological colleges across the country are to receive a brand new glossary to assist their understanding of the free copy of The Book of Common Prayer handed to them by the Prayer ...

  • ​The new 'A Church Near You'
    7 September 2017 ​The new 'A Church Near You'

    Exciting changes are coming to the popular 'A Church Near You' website including the chance for parishes to use it to create their own free and bespoke website!Earlier this year the national Digital Communications team ...

  • Celebrate Harvest with Send a Cow
    31 August 2017 Celebrate Harvest with Send a Cow

    As your church prepares to celebrate Harvest festival, you can help restore hope to communities in Africa by working with Send a Cow again this year. We’ve prepared lots of resources for you to use with ...

  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2018
    31 August 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

    Each year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust chooses a different theme to enable audiences on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) to learn something new about the past, and to make it easier for HMD activity organisers ...

  • Children and young people's happiness is at its lowest since 2010
    31 August 2017 Children and young people's happiness is at its lowest since 2010

    The Children's Society have published The Good Childhood Report 2017, the sixth in a series of annual reports on children's well-being that they produce in partnership with the University of York.Sam Royston, Director, Policy and Research ...

  • ​USPG - United Society, Partners in the Gospel
    17 August 2017 ​USPG - United Society, Partners in the Gospel

    The USPG Annual Conference held in July 2017 was the last for Janette O'Neill, who is retiring as Chief Executive. She is replaced by Revd Duncan Dormer who will be joining USPG in January 2018.Conference ...

  • Singing for Syrians
    17 August 2017 Singing for Syrians

    Helping the most desperate people in and around SyriaSinging for Syrians is a nationwide initiative offering a positive way to raise money for some of Syria’s most vulnerable people. We are encouraging individuals, local communities, ...

  • Did you know you can access charity pricing even if your church isn't a registered charity?
    17 August 2017 Did you know you can access charity pricing even if your church isn't a registered charity?

    Charity rates can be a slightly tricky perk to put into practice if your church does not have a registered charity number (if your church has an income less than £100,000 a year you don't ...

  • ​Make the world a little friendlier
    15 August 2017 ​Make the world a little friendlier

    Welcome an adult international student to your home for a day, weekend, or three nights at Christmas and a help a lonely student feel at home. Many international students in the UK feel isolated and ...