Henry Akingbemisilu was ordained as a Deacon earlier this year. He serves as a Self-Supporting Minister in Thamesmead, London, in the Diocese of Southwark – alongside working in Data Science.
Young people, aged between 12 and 17, from across England led and engaged in discussions with members of the General Synod ahead of the first full in-person meeting since before the pandemic.
During the pandemic, nearly a quarter of a million people have used the Daily Prayer podcast – finding support in a daily cycle of prayer traditionally associated with monastic communities.
'There is a real, tangible sense of God's presence' - the rural parish that has deepened its prayer life through online services
Online worship in the rural parish of Ainsty, west of York, has deepened prayer life in the community and led to an increase in the numbers of people attending church services in person since restrictions were eased.
Years after a missionary planted a church in his village in Ghana, Nicholas Lebey is now doing the same in South-East London.
A group of churches on Dartmoor is welcoming an increasing number of people over the summer after installing interactive prayer ‘trails’ in churchyards.
Richard Sandland, is being ordained Deacon in Worcester Cathedral on 4 July and will serve in the parish of Bromsgrove, ten years after watching an extraordinary play – that would change his life.
A church that was formed from a WhatsApp group during lockdown now meets every fortnight.
Heath Monaghan first felt God calling him to be ordained when he was 13. More than three decades later, he expects to be tearful during the ordination service.
Emily Emmerson-Finch’s journey started when she got the bus.
Not catching a bus though: at the age of 22 she took the extraordinary decision to spend her savings buying a double decker bus and transforming it into a youth and community centre.
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