Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. Alston Delivery Van

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


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

  2. Church serves 200 meals a day during pandemic


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

  3. A Foodbank in Exeter

    Devon churches host community foodbanks


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

  4. Newcastle Foodbank

    'The feeding of the multitude'


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

  5. 'Demand went through the roof'


    All Saints in Highertown, Truro, has hosted an ecumenical food bank for the past decade, working alongside the local Methodist Church as a venue.

  6. 'Love your neighbour as yourself'


    Volunteers in Hampshire join together to ensure no one in the area goes without essentials through the coronavirus lockdown.

  7. An embroided cope showcasing the usual work of the group

    Exeter Cathedral Tapisers Swap Vestments For NHS Scrubs


    Exeter Cathedral needle workers have swapped vestments for NHS scrubs in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  8. Ascension Church Food bank

    ‘An opportunity to share the message of the gospel’


    Ascension Church in Newham, East London, started a food bank within days of the lockdown which now serves around 100 people a week, and is growing

  9. Food Basket - Diocese of Chichester

    Community rallies during crisis


    A vicar has spearheaded a rapid response to the coronavirus crisis, leading a major community effort to support those isolated or housebound because of Covid-19.

  10. Demand rises at city food banks


    Micah Liverpool, the social justice charity based at Liverpool Cathedral, has seen demand at its food banks rise by around 40% since lockdown