Church 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 Archbishops and Bishops have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church”.
NEWS / On the day that the UK was set to leave the European Union, Christians across England are coming together to pray.
COMMENT / The Church of England's Chief Education Officer warns that schools must not be run on the same logic as supermarkets, ahead of a symposium at Lambeth Palace
FEATURE / The Church of England's Director of Churches and Cathedrals, Becky Clark, explains how churches have been affected by the end of ring-fenced repairs funding and the Government's Taylor Review
FEATURE / On the Saturday and Sunday of July General Synod we ran a series of fringe meetings and spoke to members about upcoming campaigns, A Church Near You, #FollowTheStar and our social media community guidelines.
Homelessness is always a serious issue, but right now people who are homeless are at considerable risk from coronavirus. This article explains how you can help.
It all started back in 2009, with six open meetings of Keswick Churches Together about the issues facing the town. Housing kept coming up in these discussions. Determined to change things, a working group of mainly church-linked people was created to come up with solutions. At just the right time, the vicar of St John’s offered a piece of land next to the church graveyard - impractical for burials, but ideal for The Hopes development that now sits there with mountain views. And so the hard work began of forming a Community Land Trust, commissioning an architect, and securing planning permission and funding.