Found 9 resource(s) in 'News', for August 2019.
News (all stories) for August 2019Call for churches to act as safe havens in hot spots for serious youth violence Bishop calls for churches to garden for mental health Church of England announces up to £155m investment in mission and ministry Ecclesiastical Insurance launches Parish Pixels Children with mental health issues turned away A guide to making our church... (1995 words)
Call for churches to act as safe havens in hot spots for serious youth violenceChurches were encouraged to offer a place of sanctuary for young people as part of efforts to combat knife crime and serious youth violence, in a key debate held at the General Synod last month. The Revd. Canon Dr Rosemarie Mallett, a priest in Angell Town, south London, urged parishes to consider opening their doors... (244 words)
Bishop calls for churches to garden for mental healthThe Church of England’s lead bishop on healthcare issues, James Newcome, has backed experts’ calls for churches to promote gardening for mental wellbeing. A recent conference at Lambeth Palace to explore the links between mental health and gardening saw a fresh call for churches to use their green space to offer ‘therapeutic gardening’. Green Health... (263 words)
Church of England announces up to £155m investment in mission and ministryUp to £155 million of additional investment may be spent over the next three years by the Church of England. The funds will aim to increase the number of people coming forward to train for the priesthood, support cathedrals, and help disadvantaged areas. These spending plans for 2020 to 2022 will help build on the... (299 words)
Ecclesiastical Insurance launches Parish Pixels– put your church in the picture and it could win £5,000! Budding photographers could be in with a chance of winning £5,000 as part of a new competition launched by the UK’s leading church insurer. Parish Pixels is a new national photography competition for Anglican Churches in England, Wales and Scotland, launched by Ecclesiastical... (311 words)
Children with mental health issues turned awayChildren and young people with mental health issues are being turned away from NHS services and up to 110,000 are missing out on treatment in a year, according to new figures by The Children’s Society. The report, ‘Finding Help – Children, Young People and Families Navigating the System’ is based on Freedom of Information responses... (249 words)
A guide to making our church more inclusiveHow do you help those with disabilities to feel included in local church life? With a reported 99 per cent of all churches having a disabled person in the congregation, it is not an idle question. Now the charity Livability has issued some guidelines for the best way to get started. ‘Recognise this will be... (108 words)
National Lottery funding for churchesChurches and cathedrals will be able to bid for a share of a £100-million pot of National Lottery funding for large-scale heritage projects over the next three years. And the grants are not just aimed at restoration schemes, but also ideas that benefit communities. The bids will need to demonstrate ‘real ambition to deliver positive... (81 words)
Bishop welcomes Government’s commitment to ‘net zero’ by 2050The Church of England’s lead bishop on the environment has welcomed the news that the Government has set a stricter target on climate change. The Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury said: ”The UK can be proud to be setting an example by making this commitment to address the global climate emergency. But commitment... (156 words)
That's all in this category for this month - want more? Click here to view all items in this category (for any month).