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Young people's lives transformed by Mental Health First Aid

First published on: 3rd February 2022

Mental Health training provided by the diocese has helped St James' secondary school support students and respond positively to the impact of the pandemic.


Churches increase support to local communities during pandemic

First published on: 29th April 2021

Despite Covid restrictions, most churches have adapted community activities and others have started new projects to meet the changing needs of their local communities.


Lockdown anniversary message

First published on: 23rd March 2021

A message from our bishops on the anniversary of the first national lockdown.


Give the world a shot!

First published on: 22nd March 2021

The Church of England supports the VaccinAid campaign to help Unifcef provide 2 billion vaccinations for high-risk and vulnerable people worldwide.


Millions join online worship in pandemic year

First published on: 16th March 2021

As churches look ahead to an expected easing of restrictions and more public gatherings, they are assessing how to incorporate the lessons of the last year into their regular patterns of worship and outreach post pandemic.


National Day of Reflection, 23 March 2021

First published on: 11th March 2021

Marking the anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK, the National Day of Reflection is a special day to reflect on collective loss and grief and reach out to people who need our support.


Sharing the benefits of your Covid vaccination

First published on: 23rd February 2021

The Bishop of Manchester partners with Christian Aid to encourage people to give thanks after a Covid jab.


Pause, pray and remember people we have lost

First published on: 27th January 2021

As we reach the terrible mile stone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, we invite everyone in our nation to pause as we reflect on the enormity of this pandemic.


Praying for mercy in the pandemic

First published on: 15th January 2021

People joined together online to pray for mercy and find hope in the character of God during the ongoing pandemic


Outdoors, Online and by the Crib!

First published on: 9th December 2020

Churches prepare to welcome you to a different kind of Christmas this year!


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