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More Than Welcome: A journey to help churches support the participation of disabled people
15th October 2018
‘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
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The Centenary of the Armistice - bellringing
15th October 2018
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 November at 12.30pm.This will be a symbolic way
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Youth Pilgrimage to Taize
10th October 2018
Setting Off Nuneaton train station is not the place you would think to begin a pilgrimage but on the 28thof July, eight pilgrims and fellow travellers, climbed aboard a coach bound for Taizé, a monastic community in France that welcomes y
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Moving on: Director of Mission Learning & Development
2nd October 2018
It is with sadness that we share with you the news that Paula Gooder has decided after much thought and prayer, as well as conversations with both Bishop David and Bishop Anne, that it is right for her to resign her role as Director of Mission Learni
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An outdoor Christmas Market to be held in the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral
1st October 2018
Christmas at Birmingham Cathedral (St Philips) on Colmore Row will include an outdoor market and grotto in Cathedral Square this year.The cathedral’s Clergy Team will officially open the market and bless those who visit at a special launch even
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A Church Near You Phase 2 launch
1st October 2018
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 you're as pleased with it as we are, and find these changes h
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​On the way to the Holy City
1st October 2018
From Thomas More to Elon Musk brilliant minds across the centuries have imagined an ideal society. A Tesla is more accessible than Utopia or, in Samuel Butler’s version,‘Erehwon’ (get it?). Allowing that most of us will not afford a
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​Church of England “coming back” to England’s estates
28th September 2018
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 National Estate Chur
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The Hope for Sutton Project - a beacon of light that many people need
28th September 2018
In a time of Brexit uncertainty, austerity and the number of people reporting to be feeling lonely increasing, the Hope for Sutton project is the optimistic, inclusive and welcoming beacon of light that many people need.The Hope for Sutton Project is
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​West Midlands Further Education Chaplaincy Ambassador Progress Report
26th September 2018
Since Phil Metcalf started in this new role in January 2018, there have been significant developments in promoting new FE chaplaincies.Phil is currently working with 14 FE Colleges with the potential to have 33 different campuses offering chaplaincy.
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