Stories and features
FEATURE / Mills and mines have closed but the communities are still there. Bringing hope and joy to the people who live and minister there was the message shared loud and clear from five dioceses, all from the northern province, who met in Manchester to discuss their own experience of working and living in post-industrial towns.
Becky Clark, the Church of England’s Director of Churches and Cathedrals, looks at how cathedrals are marking the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
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.
We’re delighted that LentPilgim and EasterPilgrim had an overall reach of 6.9 million through the national Church’s social media accounts, the app, email and Alexa.
FEATURE / A priest from the Diocese of Liverpool is supporting the work of funeral directors and parishes by offering professional, pastoral and compassionate ministers to listen carefully to families who seek to celebrate a life in a unique and bespoke way.
FEATURE / Churches encouraged to take part in a litter pilgrimage to help clean up the local community.
FEATURE / A Church of England priest has set up a group in a pub to discuss death and dying.
COMMENT / Becky Clark, Director of Churches and Cathedrals reflects on the popular response following the devastating fire at Notre Dame in Paris
COMMENT / The Archbishop of Canterbury on the launch of a new Commission on Housing
COMMENT / The Third Church Estates Commissioner on progress since the Cathedrals Working Group report