Faith 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 Church of England has launched a new programme to make prayer a household habit once again.
A series of video diaries from key workers in the South West offers an insight into how people’s faith is motivating their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
A weekly ‘taster’ video placed on the village Facebook page has helped attract a growing number of people who have never been to church before to online services broadcast by St Michael and All Angels in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire.
FEATURE / Visit My Mosque Day is an initiative established in 2015 to encourage people of all faiths and none to step inside a mosque.
FEATURE / Hear Steve Burrows, who is part of the Wirral Debt Advice team, speak about how the team works alongside food banks in two churches in the Diocese of Chester.
How do you foster a strong community voice? The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community has been grappling with this question. With a Christian charity, Hope North London, Helen set about building community and empowering individuals on Strawberry Vale and two other estates.
A Methodist project is seeking to tackle the feeling of helplessness that the community of Shieldfield in Newcastle is facing. Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) combines faith, art and community activism. Part church, part art gallery, part community space, SAW’s work builds community, showcases the area and stimulates the voice of residents on the issues affecting them.
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.