Stories and features
In today’s digital age whilst zoom, social media and online church services are keeping many connected during Coronavirus lockdown – those self-isolating without internet access can be left feeling forgotten.
While our churches are now allowed to open their doors for private prayer, for many it has not been possible or practical to do this – yet many such churches are still a sacred space in their community.
A second food bank has been opened by a church during lockdown as demand for food parcels has risen eight-fold in its area during the pandemic.
Isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has been pervasive for domestic abuse victims: for those self-isolating with someone who is harming them, it may seem that there is no way out.
A weekly ‘taster’ video placed on the village Facebook page has helped attract a growing number of people who have never been to church before to online services broadcast by St Michael and All Angels in Bishop’s Cleeve, Gloucestershire.
A series of video diaries from key workers in the South West offers an insight into how people’s faith is motivating their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid a sharp rise in demand at food banks and other distribution organisations, Thrive Together Birmingham began piloting food collections in five streets in the Kings Heath and Hall Green areas of Birmingham.
Nancy Kingston, who will be 100 in October, and her husband Eric, 98, celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary today, on 1 June. They have been part of their church community since they were married at Saint Mary And All Saints Church in Meare.
New resources have been developed to help schools working with bereaved children and young people
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.