Stories and features
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.
‘They could hear the sound of the women singing in their cells’ how online prison services brought hope
An unprecedented national online service from a prison was broadcast by the Church of England earlier this year bringing prisoners, their families and prison staff together during lockdown.
“I’ve got this sense in my soul the best is yet to come” - how a church saw people find faith as it adapted to lockdown
A church has seen 12 new people come to faith - and a family seeking baptism - after the coronavirus forced it to develop an online presence.
A church on the Isle of Wight has taken on climate change as a community after monthly services focussed on the environment – and found its congregation growing in the process.
People are exploring faith during lockdown through Facebook comments and the Church of England’s national services streamed online.
Churches continue to test drive new ideas for socially distanced services during the pandemic.
Churches are running summer staycations and holiday-at-home experiences for people of all ages unable to holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Children of all age groups are receiving mental health support after churches came together to provide counselling services in schools.