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  • Lent Resources: Reducing isolation: Building community
    4 March 2019 Lent Resources: Reducing isolation: Building community

    We're in the grip of an epidemic of loneliness across our communities today.Nearly 65% of Anglican clergy have told us that it is the most prevalent issue they see in their parishes on a daily ...

  • Dementia Prayer Week, 12-19 March 2019
    4 March 2019 Dementia Prayer Week, 12-19 March 2019

    The Dementia family Ministry Prayer Card marks 25 years of the Pastoral Care Project’s charitable work.It coincides with Dementia Prayer Week, 12th - 19th March, a national, annual event enabling parishes and schools around the ...

  • ​Archbishop give blessing to plastic free faith Easter Egg
    20 February 2019 ​Archbishop give blessing to plastic free faith Easter Egg

    The Archbishop of York has welcomed a 'plastic free' version of The Real Easter Egg.Out of the 80 million eggs sold in the UK every year The Real Easter Egg is the only one which ...

  • ​Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen
    5 February 2019 ​Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen

    Leaders of faith-based international development agencies have united to call on churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen this week.After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people ...

  • The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy
    5 February 2019 The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy

    Should you be considering a trip to Italy and to the region of Lake Como you might like to consider calling in on the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia (Immediately opposite Bellagio) on Lake ...

  • Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle
    5 February 2019 Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle

    As many of you will be aware, 2018 was a very special year for Christingle, as it marked 50 years since the first Christingle service on behalf of The Children’s Society. It’s been a wonderful ...

  • Church of England invests in new Christian communities
    1 February 2019 Church of England invests in new Christian communities

    The Church of England is to fund a bold series of projects to spread the Christian faith – from a new congregation in a nightclub area to a weekday church - as part of a ...

  • ​Take part in our survey on Footsteps’ purpose & priorities.
    21 January 2019 ​Take part in our survey on Footsteps’ purpose & priorities.

    Footsteps (Faiths for a Low Carbon Future) was formed in 2015 to help bring together faith groups in Birmingham to respond to the challenge of moving to a low carbon future. In this survey we ...

  • ​Lent with New Daylight
    21 January 2019 ​Lent with New Daylight

    New Daylight is the Bible Reading Fellowship’s most popular series of Bible reading notes, with many thousands of devoted subscribers. Now, for the first time, BRF is breaking new ground with a special edition of ...

  • Thy Kingdom Come – Thursday 30 May–Sunday 9 June 2019
    14 January 2019 Thy Kingdom Come – Thursday 30 May–Sunday 9 June 2019

    Once again this year we are asking every Christian in every worshipping community to join us in praying for the renewing and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Whether you have joined in ‘Thy Kingdom ...

  • Are you inspired by the outdoors?
    10 January 2019 Are you inspired by the outdoors?

    One evening as we stood on the shore a moon of huge and astonishing proportions suddenly appeared, filling the whole sky with its presence and painting a blinding path across the sunset-coloured loch from the ...

  • Perceptions of Christianity from people of different faiths
    2 January 2019 Perceptions of Christianity from people of different faiths

    In his new book Richard Tetlow puts forward the case for mutual, loving relationships as priority for human well-being in our British multifaith society. Richard shows how Christians can listen to and learn from others about themselves for ...

  • ​Archbishop of York calls for Prayer Vigil amidst Brexit uncertainties
    13 December 2018 ​Archbishop of York calls for Prayer Vigil amidst Brexit uncertainties

    The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has written a special prayer saying: “At this time of uncertainty I have been asked by many people to call for prayer. Please may I encourage you to join me ...

  • 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 ...