Stories and features
In a Shropshire town, a young church member’s idea to help people with shopping has seen more than 1,000 answered calls for practical support for the vulnerable and isolated.
A rise in stress levels as a result of the coronavirus pandemic was a key factor in setting up an emotional health and well-being phone line for people aged 18 years and above at St Germain’s Church in Birmingham.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, Revd Jeremy Law, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) NHS Foundation Trust, reflects on the impact that the coronavirus emergency has had on the mental health chaplaincy there.
St Albans Cathedral has pledged its support for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week by illuminating the West End in turquoise.
A new phoneline run by 90 lay and clergy chaplains has been set up to provide emotional support for those suffering from COVID-19 related anxiety in the Avon and Somerset area.
A Gloucestershire mission project has provided more than 30,000 home-made meals to people in need and NHS staff across the county since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Parish churches on Alston Moor have been delivering essentials to residents across the North Pennines since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown began in March.
A church in Eastbourne has become a radically different kind of church since the UK lockdown.
Several Devon churches have become busy hubs despite being closed for public worship after stepping-up to host foodbanks.
Churches in Newcastle-under-Lyme support vulnerable families during lockdown