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Tom Holland, the author and historian, recently spoke at the Church of England Conference on evangelism and discipleship. Here he has written for the Church of England website about the experiences which brought him back to church.
‘My dream is that no one will go to bed hungry’: food banks in churches step up support during Covid-19
Food banks run in churches are seeing wave after wave of new clients as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact families.
A church in the North West of England is pioneering mental health support as reports of mental health issues rise during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A married couple, who are both priests, and who lost a child, have unveiled a "baby-loss memorial" in a parish churchyard.
A church in London has hosted 10 services in just two days as it responded to the challenge of Covid-19 physical distancing restrictions.
Churches in Exeter have launched a dedicated StudentHelp service offering emotional and practical support for university students under local lockdown restrictions.
Churches and cathedrals are taking on the climate crisis with solar panels on their roofs.
Churches are planning to celebrate Harvest Festival in different ways this year.
A bakery set up in a church kitchen to train refugee women in bread-making skills is now supplying its local food bank with more than 200 loaves a week following the coronavirus lockdown.
Analysis for the Trussell Trust shows that nearly 100,000 households sought food aid from its network of food banks for the first time in April and June as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.