Vicar related articles

  1. London has seen a wave of new Church of England congregations in the last few years, with everything from a German-language Eucharist service to ‘disco worship’.

  2. 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.

  3. Hundreds of worshippers have tuned in to participate in services in a beautiful chapel.

  4. Several children who are regular attendees of Messy Church have come forward for baptism.

  5. Churches are marking the annual Mental Health Awareness Week amid a year of intense pressure on mental health services.

  6. A new report detailing how clergy have fared in the Covid pandemic is published today as part of the latest findings from the Church of England’s Living Ministry research programme. 

  7. Biblical Hebrew, studied by trainee priests, can often pose a challenge for aspiring ministers. 

  8. A chance conversation between a bakery worker and a Church of England priest after he dropped into a branch of Greggs has led to her baptism.

  9. We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community believes that, if real change is going to be made, we all need to play our part. For Lent, we’re looking at how individual Christians can get involved. This week, Revd Dr Catherine Shelley writes about her experience of taking in lodgers.

  10. 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.