Stories and features

Stories and features from across the Church of England
  1. Portrait of Nicola Hulks

    ‘Life, and for me motherhood, has been the most fertile training ground for priesthood’

    06/10/2017

    COMMENT / Nicola Hulks, a curate at St Luke’s Church, Maidenhead, Berkshire, writes about how motherhood has been a blessing to her ministry.

  2. Rev Kate Bottley portrait

    “It might boost my ego, but no one becomes a vicar because they saw it on TV”

    03/10/2017

    COMMENT / Growing up I always wanted to be a newsreader or a diplomat. My primary school teacher, Miss Penrose, was convinced I’d be a nurse or a teacher and she got it right, in part - I was a teacher, secondary RE, for almost 10 years...

  3. over the shoulder shot of child reading bible

    What is the point of RE?

    21/09/2017

    COMMENT / A rounded and positive religious education should be available to all and is about understanding what it is to be human, says the Revd Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer for the Church of England.

  4. Presence and Engagement logo

    Presence and Engagement - building positive relationships with other faith groups

    12/09/2017

    FEATURE / Kat Brealey, Presence & Engagement’s National Coordinator speaks on the programme’s work and its future projects.

  5. Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell portrait

    Why the world needs a heart transplant

    08/09/2017

    FEATURE / The Bishop of Chelmsford, The Right Revered Stephen Cottrell talks about the latest findings from the annual British Social Attitudes survey show that more than half the UK population identifies as non-religious.

  6. screenshot of A Church Near You homepage

    The new A Church Near You

    30/08/2017

    FEATURE / Earlier this year the national Digital Communications team at Church House in London produced a report on how to get the most from the new A Church Near You. 

  7. Children smiling, adults blowing bubbles

    BBC follows Fresh Expressions – listen in

    22/08/2017

    FEATURE / This summer, St Albans Diocese was awarded a £1.75 million grant, as part of the Archbishops’ Council Strategic Development Funding stream.

  8. A group of refugees with plastics bags standing by a bus

    Visit to Lampedusa

    26/07/2017

    FEATURE / Listen to an interview with Father Sean Gilbert, curate at Christ Church in St Leonards-on-Sea, who visited Lampedusa earlier this year to meet with migrants on the island.

  9. Male clergy member painting canvas inside church

    Art and Churches

    26/07/2017

    FEATURE / Listen more about a ChurchCare and arts initiative, Art and Christianity Enquiry and the long-standing tradition of art displays in church buildings