Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. The Church of England logo version 2

    1,000 answered calls for help in Shropshire town

    27/05/2020

    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.

  2. Church launches emotional health and well-being line during Mental Health Awareness Week

    22/05/2020

    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.

  3. Mental Health Awareness Week Logo

    Mental health: a hospital chaplain's view

    20/05/2020

    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.

  4. St Albans Cathedral

    St Albans Cathedral turns turquoise in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

    19/05/2020

    St Albans Cathedral has pledged its support for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week by illuminating the West End in turquoise.

  5. Mike Haslam, chaplaincy adviser

    Emotional support for COVID-19 anxiety

    18/05/2020

    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.

  6. Meals being prepared in Gloucester

    30,000 homemade meals in eight weeks

    15/05/2020

    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.

  7. Alston Delivery Van

    Churches deliver essentials to hundreds of families across the North Pennines during lockdown

    14/05/2020

    Parish churches on Alston Moor have been delivering essentials to residents across the North Pennines since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown began in March.

  8. Church serves 200 meals a day during pandemic

    13/05/2020

    A church in Eastbourne has become a radically different kind of church since the UK lockdown.

  9. A Foodbank in Exeter

    Devon churches host community foodbanks

    12/05/2020

    Several Devon churches have become busy hubs despite being closed for public worship after stepping-up to host foodbanks.

  10. Newcastle Foodbank

    'The feeding of the multitude'

    11/05/2020

    Churches in Newcastle-under-Lyme support vulnerable families during lockdown