Stories and features

Stories and features from across the Church of England
  1. The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher smiling at the camera

    Hog-hair breath and refilling shampoo bottles: Graham Usher negotiates the trials of cutting out plastic


    FEATURE / Plastic is absolutely everywhere. That’s what I realised when I tried to live a #PlasticLessLent this year.

  2. The Great Vocations Conversation

    The Great Vocations Conversation: Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson


    FEATURE / The Church of England is challenging every minister to commit to having one conversation a month about vocation with someone different from themselves.

    Listen to the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, discuss the campaign.

  3. #LiveLent logo

    How did #LiveLent 2018 help people to take the journey to Easter?


    FEATURE / This year we focused our Lent campaign, #LiveLent, on a six-week discipleship journey through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day.

  4. Smiling female clergy sitting with mother and child

    A blessing not a burden: why every child should be valued equally


    COMMENT / The Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, explains why he and other faith leaders are challenging the two-child limit on financial support for families, which came into effect a year ago .

  5. Clergy washing feet at Maundy Thursday service

    What is Maundy Thursday?


    Maundy Thursday falls on March 29th this year. But what is Maundy Thursday and how to churches mark it? 

  6. Andy Haldane, the Bank of England Chief Economist, surrounded by 'cashiers' at the school.

    From the classroom to the Bank of England: how LifeSavers is helping a community


    FEATURE / LifeSavers is an initiative of the Just Finance Foundation (JFF), whose founder and President is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Find out more about the scheme here. 

  7. What does GDPR mean for your church?

    GDPR – What’s it all about?


    FEATURE / You might have noticed a new acronym popping up all over the place of late – GDPR – or the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s EU legislation that comes into force in May this year. 

  8. Woman teaching primary school class

    Relationships and Education


    COMMENT / Nigel Genders, the Church of England’s Chief Education Officer, discusses the Church’s response to the Government’s call for evidence on the changes to teaching Relationships and Sex Education in schools.

  9. Wooden figurine of mother holding child

    Mother’s Day reality check


    COMMENT / Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar talks about how Mother's Day can be hard for some people and how churches can help.

  10. Bishop Sarah in front of St Paul's Cathedral

    God is Faithful


    FEATURE / Since my appointment was announced back in December I have felt slightly like the pushmi-pullyu from Dr Doolittle; Facing the Diocese of Exeter as I prepare to leave well and toward the Diocese of London as I take opportunities to meet with people across London.