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Class Collective Worship : New Free Resource

Class Collective Worship : New Free Resource

A new resource offering teachers accessible, simple-to-follow material that requires almost no additional resources, and pupils (of all faiths and ...
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Navigating Transition: A Prayer Journey

Navigating Transition: A Prayer Journey

Over 40 days, this prayer journey will lead you through the four key stages of transition: discerning the signals of ...
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Faith groups commemorate United Nations 75th anniversary, look to the future

Faith groups commemorate United Nations 75th anniversary, look to the future

An online event on 8 September brought together a wide range of faith expressions, delivering messages of hope and solidarity ...
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What is Worship?

What is Worship?

In this five-part series of short films worship leader Wil Berdinner from All Saints Highertown, Truro seeks to answer the ...
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Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer is a huge Christian landmark. It will sit in the heart of the UK by ...
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How Faith Communities can boost Mental Health among Youth : Podcast

How Faith Communities can boost Mental Health among Youth : Podcast

Podcast reflecting on how faith communities can boost mental health among youth ...
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Pastoral message from the Bishop of Truro and the Bishop of St Germans

Pastoral message from the Bishop of Truro and the Bishop of St Germans

A message from the Bishops to the Anglican churches in Cornwall ...
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Unless the Lord Builds the House: A five-week course on Christian faith and housing

Unless the Lord Builds the House: A five-week course on Christian faith and housing

This five-week course aims to engage a wide range of Christian congregations in community listening, prayer and theological reflection on ...
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Decision taken to close Huddle Café in Falmouth

Decision taken to close Huddle Café in Falmouth

We are sad to report that the decision has been taken to close the Huddle Café in Falmouth with immediate ...
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Leading Sung Worship Online

Leading Sung Worship Online

If worship hasn’t changed, how do we lead people in worship when our circumstances and available resources have? How can ...
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In London, “standing up for God’s creation” means acting with courage for climate justice

In London, “standing up for God’s creation” means acting with courage for climate justice

As the ecumenical family celebrates Season of Creation, churches across the world are showing their strong passion for climate justice ...
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Transforming Mission: Summer Updates

Transforming Mission: Summer Updates

Latest news from the Transforming Mission projcet ...
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Access denied: The human impact of the hostile environment

Access denied: The human impact of the hostile environment

In this report, we assess the impacts of the hostile environment on individuals and communities. We find that it has ...
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Cornwall's Faith Communities Invited to Join New Alliances

Cornwall’s Faith Communities Invited to Join New Alliances

New approaches to collaboration, and plans to strengthen the voluntary sector and better serve the people of Cornwall are well ...
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WCC, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue release “Serving a Wounded World” document

WCC, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue release “Serving a Wounded World” document

Its purpose is to encourage churches and Christian organizations to reflect on the importance of interreligious solidarity in a world ...
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Mental Health: The Sanctuary Course - Now Available Free

Mental Health: The Sanctuary Course – Now Available Free

This eight-week course is designed for small groups and explores mental health from psychological, social, and theological perspectives using films ...
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#Lockdowndisciples: A Survey

#Lockdowndisciples: A Survey

The Saltley Trust is seeking to learn more about people's experiences of living as a Christian during the coronavirus crisis ...
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Good Childhood Report 2020

Good Childhood Report 2020

The Good Childhood Report 2020 is the Children's Society ninth annual report on the well-being of children in the UK ...
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“A pilgrimage together, hand-in-hand”: Churches Together in England celebrates 30 years

“A pilgrimage together, hand-in-hand”: Churches Together in England celebrates 30 years

On 1 September 2020, Churches Together in England (CTE) celebrates the 30th anniversary of its formation. CTE’s General Secretary, Rev’d ...
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31 amazing tools and resources to support your online - or offline - church services

31 amazing tools and resources to support your online – or offline – church services

Churches have been sharing their most used tools and resources used every week in their live streamed services. Most are ...
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Offline and Online Religious Activity in the UK during Lockdown and Post-Lockdown

Offline and Online Religious Activity in the UK during Lockdown and Post-Lockdown

Over 1 in 4 people in the UK, and half of 18-34 year olds have engaged regularly in online organised ...
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Churches and people of goodwill are invited to celebrate Season of Creation

Churches and people of goodwill are invited to celebrate Season of Creation

Press Release No: 20/1525 August 2020Brussels © Conference of European Churches On the occasion of Season of Creation 2020, CEC ...
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RSCM Covid-19 Resources for Churches: Updated 21 Aug

RSCM Covid-19 Resources for Churches: Updated 21 Aug

Following the latest government and Church of England guidance, the RSCM has made a number of supporting documents available for ...
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Coronavirus and the Suffering Church

Coronavirus and the Suffering Church

This digital event looked at whether the persecution of Christians has worsened during the COVID19 pandemic, what spiritual response we ...
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Covid-19 and the World Church: Watch the Video

Covid-19 and the World Church: Watch the Video

This ecumenical conversation between diverse contexts and traditions in our World Church asked: What can we learn from each other ...
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Communion in the Light of Covid: watch the video

Communion in the Light of Covid: watch the video

Shining a light on different views of Eucharist, the first webinar hosted by the Society for Ecumenical Studies on 16 ...
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Creation Time Resources

Creation Time Resources

Weekly resources for the Season of Creation 1 Sep-4 Oct ...
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Global ‘catastrophe’ looms as Covid-19 deepens inequality, Christian Aid report warns

Global ‘catastrophe’ looms as Covid-19 deepens inequality, Christian Aid report warns

Report setting out the actions governments must take to ensure that any global recovery from Covid-19 is one that tackles ...
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Step Up September : See the End of Food Banks in the UK

Step Up September : See the End of Food Banks in the UK

Put your foot down on UK hunger - step up this September and help support us, to see the end ...
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New Guidance from the Government Regarding Singing – Updated 17 August

New Guidance from the Government Regarding Singing – Updated 17 August

Latest update from Government regarding singing in church ...
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Coronavirus: Missional & Theological reflections

Coronavirus: Missional & Theological reflections

New blogs, prayers and reflections have been produced that might help us in an era of social distancing and isolation ...
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Season of Creation 2020 Prayer

Season of Creation 2020 Prayer

The Season of Creation (1 September-4 Ocober) is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation ...
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Cinnamon Announces Autumn Training Series

Cinnamon Announces Autumn Training Series

We want to equip every church to support their community. Our Cinnamon Training Series is designed especially for church leaders ...
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Future-proof the Roof

Future-proof the Roof

The Salvation Army proposes a new approach to investment in the homelessness and rough sleeping system ...
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Religious trends in a time of international crisis

Religious trends in a time of international crisis

In late spring this year Theos put a poll in the field to get a sense of the existential effects ...
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Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum Launches Alliance Agreements

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum Launches Alliance Agreements

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum has been pioneering new approaches to collaboration, helping to mobilise efforts, facilitate collaboration, and coordinate the ...
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Joint interfaith statement calls for rejection of nuclear weapons

Joint interfaith statement calls for rejection of nuclear weapons

On 6 August, a “Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” was ...
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Children's Prayer Sheet

Children’s Prayer Sheet

Prayer sheets to help children learn more about how persecution affects children in other countries ...
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Treasure discovered during lockdown

Treasure discovered during lockdown

one constant throughout the history of church life and the way people worship, is that it is always changing. So, ...
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Young Christian Climate Network Launches

Young Christian Climate Network Launches

Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) is an action-focused community of Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus ...
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Arthur Rank Centre Survey - COVID-19, well-being and the church

Arthur Rank Centre Survey – COVID-19, well-being and the church

This 15 minute survey aims to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on everyday activities might have affected ...
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How Fairtrade is Tackling the Climate Crisis

How Fairtrade is Tackling the Climate Crisis

Please watch and share this film, and spread the word that through Fairtrade we can help win climate justice for ...
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Lent 2021 and Church Action on Poverty Sunday

Lent 2021 and Church Action on Poverty Sunday

Advance notice of two ways you can take action to loosen the grip of poverty next year ...
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New WCC toolkit empowers churches to work with children and youth for climate justice

New WCC toolkit empowers churches to work with children and youth for climate justice

A collection of curated resources to support churches, church-run schools, Sunday schools and summer camps in their ongoing efforts to ...
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Green Grace of God Prayer Exercise

Green Grace of God Prayer Exercise

Use this 5 minute prayer exercise to help you focus and engage with your natural space ...
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Churches Together in Cornwall Latest Annual Report Published

Churches Together in Cornwall Latest Annual Report Published

Ever wondered what Churches Together in Cornwall actually does? Probably more than you think! Check out our new Annual Report ...
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CTE Presidents call all churches to address racial injustice in church life and wider society

CTE Presidents call all churches to address racial injustice in church life and wider society

Presidents of Churches Together in England, named below, with the support of the Fourth Presidency Group, have issued a statement ...
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KICKSTART: Bitesize video sessions to help people in your community move forward in life

KICKSTART: Bitesize video sessions to help people in your community move forward in life

A free resource for your church. Spark conversations and meet the needs in your community ...
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Money Makes Change

Money Makes Change

The way we spend, save and invest money has a huge impact on the world around us. Loving our neighbours ...
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Falmouth & Penryn Churches Together publishes Annual Report

Falmouth & Penryn Churches Together publishes Annual Report

The 44-page report provides a wealth of detail on the work of some two dozen areas of mission in which ...
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Climate Sunday – churches together for Climate Change

Climate Sunday – churches together for Climate Change

Climate Sunday is an initiative launched by a broad coalition of Christian charities and denominations, urging all churches to be ...
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Information to help village halls reopen updated

Information to help village halls reopen updated

National charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has published updated information to help village halls reopen in light ...
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Walk, Pray, Talk

Walk, Pray, Talk

A five-part resource that will help you to explore the connection between the place you inhabit in the everyday, your ...
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Keep KitKat Fairtrade

Keep KitKat Fairtrade

Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of the world’s most ...
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Meet Bishop Hugh

Meet Bishop Hugh

The new Bishop of St Germans, the Rt Revd Hugh Nelson, in conversation with Richard Best from the diocesan communications ...
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Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive

Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive

Find out how you can help Cornwall become carbon neutral ...
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Hopes for a post Covid 19 world

Hopes for a post Covid 19 world

Members of the Progressive Christianity Network Britain were polled for their top priorities for Christian action in a post Covid ...
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Engaging Locally: A Toolkit

Engaging Locally: A Toolkit

A step-by-step guide full of advice, resources and case studies for church leaders as your localities continue to recover from ...
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Audio recording at home

Audio recording at home

Audio content consumption continues to grow and understanding a few key audio production skills can greatly improve the quality of ...
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Religious London : Theos Report

Religious London : Theos Report

London is often perceived to be different from the rest of the UK – more liberal and more secular. However, ...
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Reaching out to the non-digital community

Reaching out to the non-digital community

A way of reaching those left behind in the pandemic world of reliance on new technology ...
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Faith-based aid agencies condemn DFID abolition

Faith-based aid agencies condemn DFID abolition

CAFOD, Christian Aid and the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) have joined with other faith-based international development agencies in ...
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CTE Member Church reflections on Covid-19

CTE Member Church reflections on Covid-19

Perspectives from CTE Member Churches on how they and their congregations have been affected by the coronavirus crisis ...
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Pope Francis: Rethinking Poverty

Pope Francis: Rethinking Poverty

Rethink: In a BBC podcast, Pope Francis warns poor have become part of landscape ...
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Prayers in Lockdown

Prayers in Lockdown

This booklet “Prayers in Lockdown” was published on 1st June 2020. It has been written in collaboration by 25 people ...
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Racial Justice: time for reflection and action

Racial Justice: time for reflection and action

CTBI begin a listening project that gives space to hear the experiences of Black church goers, of those who have ...
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Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ Joint Statement on West Bank Annexation

Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ Joint Statement on West Bank Annexation

This week, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster wrote to both the Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev, ...
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Council for World Mission releases “I Can’t Breathe” statement inviting all to confront injustice

Council for World Mission releases “I Can’t Breathe” statement inviting all to confront injustice

11 June 2020 The Council for World Mission published a statement, entitled “I Can’t Breathe,” reflecting that black and minority ...
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Everybody Welcome to the Future

Everybody Welcome to the Future

There are a lot of new online churchgoers - this report tries to work out how many. Then it suggests ...
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Telling the Story – the origin and development of LEPs

Telling the Story – the origin and development of LEPs

Imaginative and creative ways of working together at local level proliferate throughout England. Many are new but a steady and ...
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Churches speak out on racism

Churches speak out on racism

Churches and Christian organisations across Britain and Ireland have issued statements following the death of George Floyd in the USA ...
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Climate Sunday

Climate Sunday

Local churches are encouraged to hold a local Climate Sunday any time during a one-year period starting on 6th September ...
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Statement on individual prayer in churches

Statement on individual prayer in churches

Church of England Statement on individual prayer in churches following the Government’s announcement today that church buildings can open up ...
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Statement - WCC condemns violence, racism in US

Statement – WCC condemns violence, racism in US

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and its member churches resolutely condemn both racism and violence, and consistently seek to ...
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Thy Kingdom Come unlocked in Cornwall: the South West Prays

Thy Kingdom Come unlocked in Cornwall: the South West Prays

How Cornwall rose to the challenge of coming together to pray Thy Kingdom Come in lockdown ...
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A personal message from the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson

A personal message from the President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson

But outrage and sorrow are not a sufficient response to racism and inequality in society. How to begin a process ...
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Pentecost message from the WCC presidents 2020

Pentecost message from the WCC presidents 2020

“The church was born in tumult yet emerged from the chaos with a potent, indeed life-changing, message relevant to all ...
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You Can't Eat the View: Food Poverty and Food Insecurity throughout Cornwall: Report

You Can’t Eat the View: Food Poverty and Food Insecurity throughout Cornwall: Report

Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum (CIPF) are very pleased to release their End Hunger Cornwall conference report held at the end ...
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Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation

The Season of Creation is a time to slow down and focus on what matters. During this special time each ...
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Gleanings: Listening and Learning about poverty under lockdown

Gleanings: Listening and Learning about poverty under lockdown

We are all sharing the experience of the storm caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown, but it is increasingly clear ...
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Many Brits Look to Faith During Lockdown

Many Brits Look to Faith During Lockdown

Prayer is a vital part of life for the public, with just under half of UK adults (44%) saying they ...
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Thy Kingdom Come: The Upper Room

Thy Kingdom Come: The Upper Room

We’re very pleased to present to you the ‘Upper Room’. Inspired by the Upper Room in Acts 1 & 2, ...
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Something is stirring in the UK - Pete Greig

Something is stirring in the UK – Pete Greig

A blog by Pete Greig of 24/7 Prayer ...
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Resources for churches from Christians Against Poverty

Resources for churches from Christians Against Poverty

Resources from Christians Against Poverty for churches to help support their local community ...
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Involving Volunteers

Involving Volunteers

Advice on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak, from NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) ...
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Bishop Mark’s Pastoral Message: “Let us be like Christ the Servant”

Bishop Mark’s Pastoral Message: “Let us be like Christ the Servant”

Pastoral message from Bishop Mark, RC Diocese of Plymouth ...
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New free dial-in worship phone line

New free dial-in worship phone line

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring ...
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Covid-19: an inter-religious prayer in Jerusalem

Covid-19: an inter-religious prayer in Jerusalem

Christians, Jews and Muslims prayed together in Jerusalem to end the pandemic of Covid-19 ...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) liturgy and prayer resources

prayers and intercessions for personal or group use, special prayers for use when it isn’t possible to meet in church, ...
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Call to Church Leaders: A Pledge This Easter

Call to Church Leaders: A Pledge This Easter

This Easter we are asking 1000 UK Church leaders to publicly commit to supporting their local communities, to bring a ...
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Barnabas Coronavirus Emergency Network (BCEN) Launched

Barnabas Coronavirus Emergency Network (BCEN) Launched

The needs of the poor and persecuted church are urgent and must be met now. Coronavirus is creating a humanitarian ...
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Coronavirus: Missional &   Theological reflections

Coronavirus: Missional & Theological reflections

A page from Churches Together in England listing resources ...
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HelpTogether

HelpTogether

If you are in isolation or in need of help due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, this site can put ...
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Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus

Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus

Resources from the Arthur Rank Centre for rural Christians and churches to use in their own homes and communities, as ...
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A Time for Pastoral, Prophetic and Practical Christianity

A Time for Pastoral, Prophetic and Practical Christianity

In a historic joint pastoral statement released on 26 March, the World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations affirmed ...
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Archbishops and Bishops: stay at home but continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable

Archbishops and Bishops: stay at home but continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable

all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be ...
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Coping with the Coronavirus

Coping with the Coronavirus

a regularly updated page from the World Council of Churches ...
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Meet The Funders Resources Published

Meet The Funders Resources Published

Transformation Cornwall have now uploaded the resources from the Meet the Funders main Spring event on their website ...
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New Facebook Page from Churches Together in England

New Facebook Page from Churches Together in England

CTE have a new Facebook page - please like and follow for national news from the churches ...
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Worship Services in Methodist Churches Suspended

Worship Services in Methodist Churches Suspended

Worship services in Methodist Churches are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance. We would encourage people ...
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Germinate Leadership Programme

Germinate Leadership Programme

18-month course for lay and ordained leaders in rural churches who have already displayed some creative and entrepreneurial flair in ...
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Bishop Philip issues statement on safeguarding

Bishop Philip issues statement on safeguarding

Bishop Philip has issued a statement on safeguarding ...
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Falmouth Filling Station 2020  - CANCELLED until further notice

Falmouth Filling Station 2020 – CANCELLED until further notice

We regret the Falmouth Filling Station meetings are CANCELLED until further notice due to the current emergency ...
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Pray 2020

Pray 2020

On the 20th of every month in 2020, pray for 20 minutes at 20:20 ...
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Pray in 2020 on the 20th of each month at 20:20 for 20 minutes

Pray in 2020 on the 20th of each month at 20:20 for 20 minutes

Through Prayer 2020 we are asking God to work through all that is done in 2020 – personal witness; church ...
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Help publicise the CTC Weekly News!

Help publicise the CTC Weekly News!

Please spread the word about the Weekly News and encourage members of your church / congregation to subscribe ...
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