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Webinars: practical support during lockdown

First published on: 13th May 2020

The Church of England is making available a series of free webinars to offer practical ideas for Church leaders at a local level in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Themes include bereavement, church leadership during Covid-19, Fresh Expressio

Fairtrade during the lockdown

First published on: 7th May 2020

STAY HOME, LIVE FAIR is the message from the World Fair Trade Organisation. The situation for Fairtrade producers during this pandemic is extremely challenging, with far less support in place than we have in the UK, difficult and unsettling as it is

Advice on access to church buildings

First published on: 6th May 2020

On 5 May 2020 The House of Bishops affirmed that individual diocesan bishops can issue guidance about the first stage of a gradual easing of restrictions on our buildings and activities while keeping our church buildings closed. As a result, the

Online course grows disciples

First published on: 4th May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown may have prevented people meeting together for courses, but they are still learning and growing through online training. Foundations for Ministry had been running in three locations across the diocese when the lockdown came i

Oldham paramedic contributes to online Vocations Sunday service

First published on: 1st May 2020

Key workers will speak of how their Christian faith has helped give them strength to serve others during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Church of Englands national weekly online service to be broadcast on Sunday.Matt Sanderson, a senior paramedic w

Biggest school assembly ever for lockdown

First published on: 29th April 2020

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy. The Archbishops address will be streamed through TES from 10am on Thursday 30 April. It will

Silver linings

First published on: 27th April 2020

Bishop Mark Ashcroft writes during the coronavirus lockdown:I am writing this in the middle of the Covid19 lockdown that has been a very challenging time for all of us as we try and do church in a very different way for a very different world. There

New worship phoneline for coronavirus lockdown

First published on: 26th April 2020

A free national phoneline to bring worship and prayer into peoples homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus is being launched today by the Archbishop of Canterbury.Daily Hope, launched today, offers music, prayers and refle

Clergy Discipline Measure

First published on: 25th April 2020

The Diocese of Manchester complies with the guidance issued by the Clergy Discipline Commission for publishing notices of penalties imposed upon its clergy.

Finding a church during the coronavirus emergency

First published on: 24th April 2020

During the coronavirus emergency our church buildings are closed in line with government guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus. But the Church of England is still here for you. You can keep in touch with a local church during this period o

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