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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community is looking at various different ways in which churches can meet housing need. This week, Mark Bennet, Team Rector at Thatcham in Berkshire, explains why we should hold almshouses in a higher regard.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community is investigating how churches are responding to the housing crisis. Catherine Shelley is Vicar of St Edward the Confessor, Mottingham. She also happens to be a trained solicitor. When she came to St Ed’s in 2017, she soon found that her skills were badly needed by Mottingham’s community. Catherine is now offering pro-bono legal and benefits advice in sessions twice a week.
NEWS / The Revd Dr Malcolm Brown, the Church of England’s Director of Mission and Public Affairs, comments on plans for a new system of registration for marriages, including church weddings, in England and Wales.
Boaz Trust is a Christian charity which works with philanthropic investors to house refugees and asylum seekers. The Archbishop of Canterbury's Housing Commission found out about their work.
We need to reimagine how we respond to homelessness. It’s key that this discussion is led by those with lived experience of homelessness, and that’s why it’s great to see that the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptists, URC, Methodists and Church of Scotland are inviting them to the centre of their discussions.
A charity is using church land to provide affordable housing, combining shared ownership and sweat equity. The future residents work together on ‘team builds’ for up to eighteen months meaning they know one another before they’ve even moved in.