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  • European Bulletin No 75
    23 January 2014 European Bulletin No 75

    The European Bulletin for January 2014 can be read here. Contents include: IntroductionConstantinople: Archbishop of Canterbury meets Ecumenical PatriarchEU: Greece takes the presidencyMinority Churches ConferenceAnglican-Lutheran Society: Symposium in MarchThe Window: Anglicans and Lutherans togetherLambeth Palace ...

  • Church Growth Research Programme
    21 January 2014 Church Growth Research Programme

    At last, It's here! Before you now is a report which comes from the first multi method study of factors relating to church growth which has ever been undertaken within the context of the C ...

  • ​Signs of Growth
    16 January 2014 ​Signs of Growth

    Cathedrals, Fresh Expressions and Parishes across the Country provide Grounds for Growth of Church of EnglandThe Archbishop of Canterbury has said that “There is every reason to be hopeful about the future of the Church ...

  • End Hunger Fast
    16 January 2014 End Hunger Fast

    The Growth of Hunger in the UK Over 10 million people live in poverty in the United Kingdom[1], 3.5 million of these are children[2]. Half a million people are now dependent on food aid, relying ...

  • Church celebrates successful Christmas Twitter campaign
    14 January 2014 Church celebrates successful Christmas Twitter campaign

    The Church of England has released figures for its Christmas Twitter campaign #ChristmasmeansLaunched in December, congregations and clergy in the 12,500 parishes of the Church of England were encouraged to get out their tablets and ...

  • Lent Resources
    7 January 2014 Lent Resources

    Stories & Journeys: Lenten Reflections from Older PilgrimsMethodist Homes (MHA), the charity providing care, accommodation and support for older people, have produced five weeks’ of meditative material. The Course introduces ten older people’s stories collected ...

  • The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013
    7 January 2014 The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013

    The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2000 have been replaced by the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2013, which came into effect on 1st January 2014.The Rules affect the way in which the application process for Faculty permission for ...

  • 23 December 2013 Plough Sunday Resources

    Self Help Africa has produced a resource including liturgy, hymns, intercessions and readings for Plough Sunday. The charity empowers rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to help themselves out of poverty. The booklet can be downloaded ...

  • 17 December 2013 ​Premier plans to find a place for the lonely on Christmas Day

    Lonely people will be offered somewhere to go on Christmas Day thanks to a unique, nationwide, on-air promotion being organised by Britain’s largest Christian broadcaster.Premier Christian Radio has been asking churches, charities, clubs and other ...

  • 9 December 2013 The Children's Society church news and resources

    The Children's Society have an exciting new Advent Calendar. Read their latest update with information about their toolkit to help you develop your church’s youth work and why we all need to see poverty through ...

  • Poverty and Homelessness Action Week
    9 December 2013 Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

    25 January – 2 February 2014“Words can’t describe how I felt when I was given a warm welcome, some clean clothes and so much help and understanding. The staff sorted me out and set me ...

  • ​Church boosts digital presence with new app
    4 December 2013 ​Church boosts digital presence with new app

    The Church of England has released a new app to help more people to follow Sunday services using their mobile devices.Sunday Worship (a new app for iPad/iPhone) presents the full Bible readings for the main ...

  • Bishops support White Ribbon Day Campaign
    26 November 2013 Bishops support White Ribbon Day Campaign

    In the UK between a quarter and half of all women experience domestic violence. More than 60 bishops around the country will wore a white ribbon last Monday (25 November) to support the campaign dedicated ...

  • 20 November 2013 ​Synod Votes to Approve Next Steps for Women in the Episcopate 20 November 2013

    The General Synod of the Church of England has today approved a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops in the Church of England.In the debate in the morning ...