Stories and features

Read a selection of stories from churches across the country on how they are serving communities at this challenging time.
  1. “For too long, we have felt squeamish about talking about death."


    FEATURE / A priest from the Diocese of Liverpool is supporting the work of funeral directors and parishes by offering professional, pastoral and compassionate ministers to listen carefully to families who seek to celebrate a life in a unique and bespoke way.

  2. Church communities clean the streets whilst sharing a prayer


    FEATURE / Churches encouraged to take part in a litter pilgrimage to help clean up the local community. 

  3. The pub that hosts talks on death and dying


    FEATURE / A Church of England priest has set up a group in a pub to discuss death and dying.

  4. Close up of three panes of stained glass

    The Power of Church Buildings


    COMMENT / Becky Clark, Director of Churches and Cathedrals reflects on the popular response following the devastating fire at Notre Dame in Paris

  5. Archbishop of Canterbury

    Archbishop Justin: Britain’s housing crisis is one of the major challenges facing this country


    COMMENT / The Archbishop of Canterbury on the launch of a new Commission on Housing

  6. #TheologizingWithDeans


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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Dementia friendly first for churches


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

  10. Regulation: Saving the internet from itself


    COMMENT / Bishop of Chelmsford on internet regulation