Stories and features

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


    COMMENT / The Third Church Estates Commissioner on progress since the Cathedrals Working Group report

  2. Mothering Sunday, what are its origins in the Church?


    FEATURE / The origins of Mothering Sunday and the traditions which have developed and changed becoming what we know today

  3. A card with the Digital Labs logo on held up in front of a room of delegates.

    Digital Labs Live 2019 in MediaCityUK


    FEATURE / On Saturday 16 March 2019 we held our second Digital Labs Live event, this year in MediaCityUK in Manchester. Check out what we got up to and find out more about the projects our delegates were working on throughout the day.

  4. Dementia friendly first for churches


    COMMENT / Deanery becomes first in the country to have full-house of dementia friendly churches

  5. Regulation: Saving the internet from itself


    COMMENT / Bishop of Chelmsford on internet regulation

  6. screenshot of A Church Near You homepage

    A Church Near You's Resource Hub has launched - here's what you need to know


    The Resource Hub is here to give Church of England churches access to logos, videos and stock photography to be used across their communication platforms.

  7. The LentPilgrim app shown running on an iPhone XS

    What are the Church’s digital and publishing priorities in 2019?


    Read about the Church of England's digital and publishing priorities for 2019.

  8. The Bishop of Oxford with an Instagram frame smiling at the camera

    Five ways for your church to get involved with LentPilgrim and EasterPilgrim this year


    Building on the success of last year's Lent Campaign, The Church of England has launched this year's Lent and Easter Pilgrim. Find out how your church can get involved.

  9. Archbishops of Canterbury and York

    How did #FollowTheStar help people grow closer to God through Advent and Christmas?


    #FollowTheStar was the Church of England’s and Archbishops’ Advent and Christmas campaign. It was fantastic to see so many churches use the resources to encourage attendance and share the good news of Jesus Christ at this important moment in the year. 

  10. How Community Sponsorship is Transforming Lives


    FEATURE / Two years ago there was scepticism that volunteers could provide effective support to Syrian refugees coming to Britain. Nadine Daniel, the Church of England’s National Refugee Welcome Coordinator, writes about how the Community Sponsorship Scheme is now helping to transform the lives of refugees and host communities across the country from remote rural areas to the inner cities.