Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from the Church of England

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from the Church of England

The Church of England has issued advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which can be found here. This information is being updated daily in the light of the latest advice from Public Health England, and has the approval of Revd Dr Brendan McCarthy (the Church of England National Adviser on Health Policy) and Revd Prof Gina Radford (Deputy Chief Medical […]

Hard facts or fake news? The importance of the Statistics for Mission form

Hard facts or fake news? The importance of the Statistics for Mission form

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted their church’s Statistics for Mission return for 2019. Although quite a lot of work can be involved in providing the figures, the resulting data proves invaluable in identifying what’s happening within the Church of England, locally as well as nationally – enabling hard facts to take the place […]

Will you be coming on the next Holy Land Pilgrimage?

Will you be coming on the next Holy Land Pilgrimage?

Bishop Donald will be leading another pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine in April 2021. The theme of the pilgrimage is ‘Following in the Footsteps of Jesus’ and the visit will run from Monday 12th April to Wednesday 21st April 2021. You can read an introduction to the trip from Bishop Donald here: I hope you can […]

‘Complete nonsense and shameful’ – Bishop Donald takes part in House of Lords war widows’ pension debate

‘Complete nonsense and shameful’ – Bishop Donald takes part in House of Lords war widows’ pension debate

Bishop Donald was in the House of Lords last Tuesday (25th February), and took part in a debate regarding war widows’ pensions. The debate regarded the rights of war widows to payments after they have remarried. Bishop Donald’s contribution was as follows: My Lords, does the noble Baroness (referring to Baroness Goldie, Minister of State at […]

Church of England’s Lent challenge – 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation

Church of England’s Lent challenge – 40 small steps and prayers to protect creation

The Church of England has launched its first ever Green Lent campaign today (Wednesday 26th February – Ash Wednesday). The #LiveLent challenge sets out 40 topics for thought – as well as prayers – to help people to explore the theme of ‘Care for God’s Creation’. Some of the questions explored over the 40 days will include: Could you switch […]

A Happy Meal – a blog by Chad Chadwick

A Happy Meal – a blog by Chad Chadwick

Chad Chadwick from our Gen2 team has written a blog for the Christian environmental charity A Rocha UK. You can find out what he did when his five year old twins asked him for a McDonald’s Happy Meal below (NB: they didn’t visit the Golden Arches). “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple […]

A public notice from the Orton Trust

A public notice from the Orton Trust

It is with regret that the Orton Trust is to close. A meeting, open to all members of the public, will be held on Saturday 7th March 2020 at the Orton Trust Lecture Hall (Main Street, Orton, NN14 1LJ) at 10.30am.

A prayer for urban estates from the Diocese of Blackburn

22nd February 2019 saw the General Synod pass a motion for a loving, worshipping, serving Christian community to be on every significant social housing estate in the country. In order to mark the first anniversary of this commitment, our friends at the Diocese of Blackburn have invited “as many Christians as possible” to pray for […]

Archbishop of Canterbury launches first ever Green Lent campaign for Church of England

Archbishop of Canterbury launches first ever Green Lent campaign for Church of England

Thousands of people will take action to help tackle Climate Change as part of the Church of England’s first ever official green Lent campaign, launched today (Tuesday 4th February) by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Environmentalists, activists and climate experts gathered at Lambeth Palace for the official launch of LiveLent 2020 – a set of […]

A reflection from Bishop Donald about his time in Bangladesh

A reflection from Bishop Donald about his time in Bangladesh

I’m recently back from just over a week in Bangladesh on behalf of The Leprosy Mission. Bangladesh is not an easy place to visit, to live in, or in which to suffer serious illness. It is a place of desperate and extreme poverty. The people, at least those I met – ranging from the poorest […]