Blackburn related articles
St Silas, Blackburn had a problem. Their church hall was falling into disrepair. At the same time, Nightsafe, a charity working with homeless young people, had issues housing 16-18-year-olds together with their older clients, aged up to 25. Together, they had an opportunity: renovating the hall to create a home for six young people at risk of homelessness.
NEWS / 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 £35 million investment in mission.
Churches planning to use their land and buildings to help people priced out of the housing market are to be given specialist support under a new scheme.
NEWS / William Nye, Secretary General of the Archbishops’ Council, publishes a ‘lessons learned’ review for the National Church Institutions following Independent Reviewer’s report on the See of Sheffield.
FEATURE / A former Blackburn Day School and Sunday School built in 1834 to nurture young people is being given a new lease of life to continue its legacy with the help of the BBC DIY SOS programme, presented by Nick Knowles, and the BBC Children in Need annual appeal.