Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. Screenshot of A Church Near You

    Has your church added its Advent and Christmas services to A Church Near You?


    FEATURE / Find out more about the special #FollowTheStar features on A Church Near You. 

  2. children at a rural school

    Churches and schools help keep rural communities alive


    COMMENT / The Church of England's Chief Education Officer warns that schools must not be run on the same logic as supermarkets, ahead of a symposium at Lambeth Palace

  3. The Church of England website shown on a computer screen.

    Relaunching the Church of England website: one year on


    BLOG / A year on from launching the redesigned Church of England website, we wanted to highlight some of the figures that help us understand how people are using this award-winning resource and what we are looking forward to in 2019.

  4. Why the Church of England is prioritising digital


    FEATURE / The Church of England has more than doubled its monthly reach on social media this year, from 1.2 million in 2017 to 2.44 million in 2017/2018.

  5. Risk of 'ghettoising' faith in schools


    FEATURE / Chief Education Officer discusses the Church of England's response to draft guidance on Relationship and Sex Education

  6. CofE Digital team filming interviews

    Meet the Labs Live 2019 Judging Panel


    BLOG / Judging panel for the second Labs live event announced. 

  7. Become a star church this Christmas


    FEATURE / Ideas on how your church can become a star church for this year's #FollowTheStar campaign

  8. Shamsher Albert - My Church of England


    STORY / Shamsher Albert's faith story

  9. Rev Dr Tim Bull

    New round of grants for Scientists in Congregations


    FEATURE / Since 2016, 32 projects promoting better understanding between science and faith have been funded as part of the Scientists in Congregations scheme. We spoke to four to hear about their experiences.

  10. The Church’s first national digital evangelism and discipleship workshop


    FEATURE / This week we held our first national digital evangelism and discipleship workshop, inviting people from all dioceses to attend.