Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. A helpline for those who cannot leave home


    A parish church office in North Staffordshire has become a hub of community coordination after launching a helpline for those who can’t leave home.

  2. Food bank serves record numbers


    A food bank founded by a church has seen demand surge by 500 per cent during lockdown as elderly and vulnerable people unable to get to shops because of shielding and self-isolating receive help.

  3. A Home safe parcel sitting outside the front door of someone's house.

    Home Safe from Hospital


    A team of church volunteers from Hereford is helping elderly and social isolated people discharged from hospital to settle back at home during coronavirus.

  4. The Reverend Mia Hilborn.

    A chaplain’s view – the Coronavirus pandemic


    The Rev Mia Hilborn, Senior Brigade Chaplain at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, writes about her experience of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

  5. A cross with flowers on at Easter

    How is the Church of England adapting plans for Holy Week and into Easter to meet the challenges of coronavirus?


    We have become ‘a different sort of church’ in ways we couldn’t have imagined several weeks ago. While worship in our churches is suspended, our joy in the resurrection is not to be silenced.

  6. #FollowTheStar 2019 Advent and Christmas campaign.

    How did we engage different audiences with #FollowTheStar over Advent and Christmas 2019?


    Building on the very positive response to #FollowTheStar in 2018, we kept the same theme and were delighted to see the way in which churches, dioceses, individuals and clergy used the resources.

  7. #LiveLent: Care for God's creation

    News on upcoming campaigns: Everyday Faith and #LiveLent 2020


    Find out news about Everyday Faith and #LiveLent: Care for God's creation, two new campaigns to get involved with, in 2020.

  8. #FollowTheStar 2019 Advent and Christmas campaign.

    Join the #FollowTheStar journey this Christmas


    Download the app or sign up to our email reflections. However you join in with #FollowTheStar, we're excited you're here!

  9. logo for everyday faith for churches PDF booklet

    Everyday Faith: New Year, new approach to finding and following God


    We're still in December, so it seems a bit much to be talking about the New Year – with or without resolutions. However, we want to point out a new resource coming in January to help all of us resolve to find and follow God in everyday life.

  10. The Church of England Digital Roadshow rolls into London


    100 churches gathered for the second event of its kind, to be envisioned and trained to make the most of the digital opportunity that presents itself to us all