Church building related articles
St Bride's was approached by Trafford Housing Trust about buying their land to provide a new community centre and housing. St Bride's got a new, more appropriate building, and it gave the community badly needed facilities.
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.
The House of Bishops COVID-19 recovery group has shared draft guidelines for when funerals, weddings, baptisms and individual private prayer can recommence in church buildings.
All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect in an effort to help save lives by limiting the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.
NEWS / Listed Churches in need of vital repairs are to benefit after the Government announced the extension of a grant scheme.
The House of Bishops met via Zoom this afternoon and continued to review advice to clergy on the Church’s efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus, to protect the vulnerable and health services.
We look forward to the time when we are able to gather again in our church buildings. We are examining what steps we will need to take to do so safely.
Anniesland had a small, ageing congregation, and maintaining a large building was too much for them. The congregation resigned themselves to the fact that their church would be demolished. Talking with Sanctuary - a housing association - they realised that together they could provide both a new church and housing on their site.
The diocese of London is still alive and active but must close buildings in London.
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.