Stories and features

A selection of news and stories from churches across the country on how they are serving their communities.
  1. Revd Sera Rumble with volunteers inside church building

    Small changes save urban church thousands of pounds in energy bills


    A busy city church has saved thousands of pounds on its energy bills thanks to making a number of small changes to reduce its carbon footprint and help care for God’s creation. 

    6 min read
  2. Members of the Cop Plenary

    "Thank you, but we should have done more" - Bishop responds to COP 28


    The Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher, reflects on the outcomes of COP28

    2 min read
  3. Climate change with tree on earth

    COP28 must be more than a glitzy talking shop


    The summit should make good on commitments to tackling climate change, writes Rt Revd Graham Usher, lead Bishop for the environment.

    2 min read
  4. Campaigners at a march

    How Christians can get involved with UN climate conference - COP28


    How to get involved with UN climate conference - COP28

    4 min read
  5. Pupils at school celebrate Green Flag award

    Young pupils help Nottinghamshire school win prestigious green award


    Children and teachers at a primary school in Nottinghamshire are celebrating after winning a green award for their amazing environmental work to help care for the planet.

    3 min read
  6. David in the cab of the foodshare van outside The Bishop's Palace, Hereford

    Church leader saves food from waste by sharing it with people out of his van


    A church leader is coordinating collections of unused fresh and chilled food to help reduce family food waste in his city.

    2 min read
  7. St John's Ryhall

    Recovery grant gives Church new lease of life


    A Covid-19 recovery grant from the Government has been a catalyst for the renewal of a village church. 

    2 min read
  8. Lady with blonde hair

    Esther’s story: ‘Through praying and reading the Bible I felt God’s sense of security and peace’


    Esther Cole describes how her faith provided her with an inner-confidence.

    2 min read
  9. Two parents with two children in field

    “Our lives have changed for the better” – how a family decided to get baptised after finding a church that felt like home


    Parents describe their family’s decision to get baptised and confirmed after finding a home in their local church.

    2 min read
  10. Rev Richard Allen with two visitors to his outdoor church on horseback

    From farmyard nativities to quayside worship – how outdoor ministry has thrived in a rural parish


    The pandemic forced the community at Trelawny Benefice to worship outside – a move that has since developed into a fully-fledged outdoor ministry, complete with pet services, farmyard nativities and folk concerts.

    3 min read