Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell portrait

    Why the world needs a heart transplant


    FEATURE / The Bishop of Chelmsford, The Right Revered Stephen Cottrell talks about the latest findings from the annual British Social Attitudes survey show that more than half the UK population identifies as non-religious.

  2. screenshot of A Church Near You homepage

    The new A Church Near You


    FEATURE / Earlier this year the national Digital Communications team at Church House in London produced a report on how to get the most from the new A Church Near You. 

  3. Children smiling, adults blowing bubbles

    BBC follows Fresh Expressions – listen in


    FEATURE / This summer, St Albans Diocese was awarded a £1.75 million grant, as part of the Archbishops’ Council Strategic Development Funding stream.

  4. A group of refugees with plastics bags standing by a bus

    Visit to Lampedusa


    FEATURE / Listen to an interview with Father Sean Gilbert, curate at Christ Church in St Leonards-on-Sea, who visited Lampedusa earlier this year to meet with migrants on the island.

  5. Male clergy member painting canvas inside church

    Art and Churches


    FEATURE / Listen more about a ChurchCare and arts initiative, Art and Christianity Enquiry and the long-standing tradition of art displays in church buildings