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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is “coming back” to the estates, reversing a trend where over decades, services like shops and children’s centres have withdrawn, the Bishop of Burnley has said.In a speech delivered at the National Estate Chur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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How can your church get involved in #FollowTheStar, our 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign?
24th September 2018
We’re delighted to be sharing details of the Church of England’s 2018 Advent and Christmas campaign, #FollowTheStar. This builds on all the work from last year’s #GodWithUs campaign, the extensive feedback from churches and research
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The Debt Saviours
24th September 2018
BBC2 will be airing their documentary The Debt Saviours featuring Christians Against Poverty at 9pm on Friday 5 October. The programme focuses on how CAP and the UK Church are caring for the poor and rescuing people from debt across the UK.This docum
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​Celebration on anniversary of Birmingham’s largest ever protest - action on unjust debt
24th September 2018
On 29 September the charity Jubilee Debt Campaign will be holding an event in Birmingham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the largest ever protest in Birmingham and to call for measures to tackle unjust debt in the UK and around the world. The ev
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Christian Blind Mission Sunday
19th September 2018
Christian Blind Mission Sunday is an uplifting new addition to the church calendar, launched last year to tie in with World Sight Day. It is inspiring a growing number of churches to Christian Blind Mission to restore sight to children living with pr
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New Mission Apprentice Commissioning Service
10th September 2018
On Sunday 9th September, friends, family and congregations gathered at St. Luke’s Great Colmore Street to commission our recently appointed Mission Apprentices. The service was led by Bishop Anne.It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate
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