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Faith leaders call for a green recovery

Faith leaders call for a green recovery

Representatives from UK faith groups have signed an open letter to the government urging it to ensure that its economic ...
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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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Lighting up the cathedral website

Lighting up the cathedral website

The chance to light a candle when in Truro Cathedral is something that physical visitors have always had. But, from ...
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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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Julia and Hans Rausing Launch £10 million Charity Survival Fund

Julia and Hans Rausing Launch £10 million Charity Survival Fund

New Charity Survival Fund launches to provide much needed funds to UK charities struggling with loss of income due to ...
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Church of England awards £24 million in grants to spread Christian faith in towns and cities

Church of England awards £24 million in grants to spread Christian faith in towns and cities

The Strategic Development Funding (SDF) grants have been awarded as part of the Church of England’s programme of Renewal and ...
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Top Tips for an Accessible Online Service

Top Tips for an Accessible Online Service

When it comes to being on screen, there are some basic rules that will help us to be more accessible ...
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Relaxation in rules around charities and insolvency

Relaxation in rules around charities and insolvency

These rules apply to voluntary organisations as well as private companies, and the Charity Commission has issued guidance to charities ...
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Experts inspire hope for 2020 Season of Creation

Experts inspire hope for 2020 Season of Creation

Hundreds of Christians came together on 8 June to learn how the global ecumenical family can better care for our ...
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Guidance COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of places of worship from 4 July Published 29 June 2020

Guidance COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of places of worship from 4 July Published 29 June 2020

Through its Places of Worship Taskforce, the government has worked with faith leaders and representatives to develop this guidance to ...
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How to organise a Covid-compliant drive-in service

How to organise a Covid-compliant drive-in service

How can churches cater for the welfare of their congregations while in lockdown? Although churches have been told they can ...
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The impact of COVID-19 on the community and voluntary sector in Cornwall

The impact of COVID-19 on the community and voluntary sector in Cornwall

Cornwall’s voluntary organisations have been adapting services to support more vulnerable people for longer during the Covid-19 crisis ...
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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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"Worshipping Safely" Poster for Churches

“Worshipping Safely” Poster for Churches

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have produced a helpful poster to be placed outside of places ...
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Donating to your Local Foodbank

Donating to your Local Foodbank

Cornwall Council has prepared a new page of information on supporting foodbanks ...
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Bishops warn of 'Environmental Racism'

Bishops warn of ‘Environmental Racism’

Church of England bishops including the Bishop of Truro have joined with counterparts from around the Anglican Communion in signing ...
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Drive-in Church comes to Cornwall

Drive-in Church comes to Cornwall

Drive-in church events were held in Newquay and Camelford on 21 June, thought to be the first in Britain ...
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Reopening of church buildings for public worship

Reopening of church buildings for public worship

Statement from the Church of England following the Government announcement that church buildings will be able to reopen for public ...
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"What do YOU See?" - A poem in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd

“What do YOU See?” – A poem in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd

Revd Lusa Ngoy Diocese of Leicester's BAME enabler and lead on Intercultural Worshipping Communities wrote this powerful poem as a ...
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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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Coronavirus and global south

Coronavirus and global south

The economic turmoil caused by coronavirus is pushing countries in the global south deeper into crisis. Some estimates are that ...
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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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Faith Covid Response

Faith Covid Response

To aid the government as they develop their regulations and guidance allowing places of worship to reopen, the Ministry of ...
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Bridging the Gap: Economic Inequality and Church Responses in the UK

Bridging the Gap: Economic Inequality and Church Responses in the UK

Economic inequality in the UK is shockingly high. This report from Theos explores how churches are helping tackle it, and ...
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Quakers join launch of Build Back Better campaign

Quakers join launch of Build Back Better campaign

Build Back Better brings together a broad range of members including unions, youth campaigns, health workers, green NGOs and faith-based ...
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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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New reality, same mission

New reality, same mission

A stimulus to renewed community engagement as we emerge from the pandemic : report from the United Reformed Church ...
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“Facing the Red Sea” offsets fears with trust

“Facing the Red Sea” offsets fears with trust

This brief Bible study is one of a set of eight being prepared for individuals, groups and faith communities as ...
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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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Let's Talk About Race

Let’s Talk About Race

An open conversation at The Engine House Church, with 4 friends and leaders, all serving in the community here in ...
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Everybody Welcome Online: UPDATED

Everybody Welcome Online: UPDATED

AUpdated version of the report giving an overview of online church with many practical tips ...
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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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Changing church: Responding to the coronavirus crisis

Changing church: Responding to the coronavirus crisis

Changing church is our new report based on a survey of nearly 900 churches and organisations and makes clear that ...
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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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Thy Kingdom Come 2020 Wrap-up Video

Thy Kingdom Come 2020 Wrap-up Video

Thy Kingdom Come looked different this year due to COVID-19. But still, Christians in more than 170 countries gathered online, ...
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Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide

Season of Creation 2020 Celebration Guide

The 2020 Season of Creation Guide invites the Christian family to unite in a worldwide celebration of prayer and action ...
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Climate Change: Church and Green Recovery

Climate Change: Church and Green Recovery

Recording of webinar on Tue 9 Jun on how Church communities can play their part in shaping and campaigning for ...
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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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Guidance for Unpaid Carers COVID19 - Coronavirus

Guidance for Unpaid Carers COVID19 – Coronavirus

Extensive collection of links to national and local organisations providing support to unpaid carers during the pandemic ...
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The Role of Fairtrade in the Future of Farming

The Role of Fairtrade in the Future of Farming

The Fairtrade Foundation reports on what the future might hold where farming our food is concerned ...
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CAP Courses moving Online

CAP Courses moving Online

The Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Money Course and the CAP Job Club ‘Step Towards Employment’ Course that are normally run ...
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Creation Fest On Air

Creation Fest On Air

This year, we’re planning to take our special brand of Creation Fest fun online, creating a series of TV-style shows ...
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Two's Company: Telephone Befriending

Two’s Company: Telephone Befriending

Our telephone befriending model can be set up and used locally by churches in their community ...
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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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Our Commitment to Black Lives Matter: Multi-faith Solidarity Statement from FaithAction

Our Commitment to Black Lives Matter: Multi-faith Solidarity Statement from FaithAction

At FaithAction, we represent a diverse, national network of faith-based and community organisations. We are therefore proud to add our ...
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Truro Diocese Annual Report: With God All Things are Possible

Truro Diocese Annual Report: With God All Things are Possible

Each year the diocese produces statutory accounts. This year we have produced an Annual Report detailing all the amazing things ...
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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 More Just World - The Archbishop of Canterbury

A More Just World – The Archbishop of Canterbury

Centuries-old racism and white supremacy are a root cause of the suffering of black and minority ethnic communities here, in ...
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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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Responding to Grief and Emotional Suffering in our Communities

Responding to Grief and Emotional Suffering in our Communities

A five-step plan to help your church respond with kindness and compassion to those experiencing bereavemnet and loss ...
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Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US

Churches amplify urgent calls to address violent racism in US

As protests erupted in more than 30 cities across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd, ...
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Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, The Episcopal Church

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, The Episcopal Church

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on President Donald Trump's use of a church building and the Holy Bible ...
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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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Joint statement by the Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury

Joint statement by the Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishops' statement on recent events in the United States of America which have once again drawn public attention to the ...
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Volunteers' Week 2020 Thank You

Volunteers’ Week 2020 Thank You

From 1st-7th June is Volunteers Week across the UK and here in Cornwall, we are keen to say a huge ...
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Thy Kingdom Come: South West Prays 2020

Thy Kingdom Come: South West Prays 2020

Catch up with 2,500 Christians across the South West as 28 church leaders from across the denominations pray Thy Kingdom ...
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Thy Kingdom Come: Cornwall Beacon Event 2020

Thy Kingdom Come: Cornwall Beacon Event 2020

Watch the Beacon Event for Cornwall, from St Martin's Church Liskeard with partcipation from across the county and denominations ...
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Remember Me: Online Book of Remembrance

Remember Me: Online Book of Remembrance

St Paul's Cathedral has created an on-line book of remembrance for all those who have died as a result of ...
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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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At a Loss : Supporting the Bereaved

At a Loss : Supporting the Bereaved

Contact, listen and bless: a video from Ataloss.org ...
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New taskforce developing plan to reopen places of worship

New taskforce developing plan to reopen places of worship

Faith leaders and government agree to develop plan to enable phased and safe reopening of places of worship ...
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Elysian Magazine : Issue 2

Elysian Magazine : Issue 2

Issue 2 of the Falmouth-based magazine exploring how faith influences creativity is released on 1 June ...
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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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Laudato Si' at 5: As Prophetic and Relevant As Ever

Laudato Si’ at 5: As Prophetic and Relevant As Ever

A special conversation with Fr. Augusto Zampini-Davies, adjunct secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development and Christiana Figueres, ...
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Bishop Mark - 'Our Common Home and Care for the Vulnerable'

Bishop Mark – ‘Our Common Home and Care for the Vulnerable’

Bishop Mark reflects on the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' letter 'Laudato Si' ...
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COP26: A Decade to Deliver

COP26: A Decade to Deliver

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and Chair of The Elders, speaks on the impact of Covid-19 on preparations for ...
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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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Ready for the New "Normal": A Discussion Paper

Ready for the New “Normal”: A Discussion Paper

A discussion paper for a pandemic recovery and resumption plan for the United Reformed Church, which will be of interest ...
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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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The State of Christian Organisations in the UK during Covid-19

The State of Christian Organisations in the UK during Covid-19

Webinar presenting the results from our State of Christian Organisations research, looking to identify the main needs and experiences of ...
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Who Are Transformation Cornwall and What Are We Doing Now?

Who Are Transformation Cornwall and What Are We Doing Now?

Learn more about Transformation Cornwall, an ecumenical charity that strengthens faith based social action in Cornwall ...
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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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Thy Kingdom Come Hymn 2020

Thy Kingdom Come Hymn 2020

We are so pleased to share with you the brand new anthem for this year’s Thy Kingdom Come - sung ...
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Thy Kingdom Come in Lockdown

Thy Kingdom Come in Lockdown

Webinar explaining how churches, families and individual can get involved this year ...
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Cornwall Hugs Care Workers

Cornwall Hugs Care Workers

Cornwall Hugs Grenfell launches new project to support Cornish care workers ...
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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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Rise in prayer and religious service attendance to be met with a step up in our witness

Rise in prayer and religious service attendance to be met with a step up in our witness

According to research launched by Tearfund, many in the UK are turning to prayer during the crisis. A third of ...
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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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Updated Guidance for Bell Ringers: 11 May

Updated Guidance for Bell Ringers: 11 May

The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has released a new summary of the current Church of England guidance and ...
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The Filling Station Virtual Events Calendar

The Filling Station Virtual Events Calendar

Missing the Filling Station? Join in virtual Filling Stations streamed from around the country ...
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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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External review of Transformation Cornwall’s work

External review of Transformation Cornwall’s work

The results are in from an external review of Transformation Cornwall’s work conducted by James Baddeley from Civil Society Consulting ...
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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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