Found 12 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for November 2021.
Looking at Church (all articles) for November 2021No proof-of-jab needed to go to church International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted One million downloads for Daily Prayer podcast Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project underway Mummy, what’s church? Will you help train leaders for the Chinese church? Eritrea re-arrests another 15 Christians Sharia, apostasy and the Taliban One million legacies left by kind-hearted... (1752 words)
No proof-of-jab needed to go to churchYou can go to church this autumn for worship, baptisms, weddings, and funerals, all without needing to offer proof that you have had the jab. The Church of England welcomed the news that vaccination certification will not be required. As a spokesman said: “it would be difficult … to justify limiting access to church services... (79 words)
International Day of Prayer for the PersecutedThe International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be taking place on Sunday 7th November. This year Open Doors, CSW and Release International are again teaming up for a special online social media event on that day. For more details, please visit: Open Doors at https://www.opendoorsuk.org/resources/prayer/idop/ CSW at https://www.csw.org.uk/idop Release International at https://releaseinternational.org/idop/ (69 words)
One million downloads for Daily Prayer podcastHundreds of thousands of people have discovered the ancient monastic cycle of daily prayer through a Church of England podcast which has received more than a million downloads in just six months. The Daily Prayer podcast, which is integrated into the free Daily Prayer app, brings listeners together twice a day for short traditional services... (145 words)
Nationwide digital churchyard mapping project underwayThe first few of 19,000 churchyards have been surveyed as part of a Church of England project to create a free digital map of every grave and feature in every churchyard in the country. The ancient church of St Bega on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite in the Diocese of Carlisle was the first churchyard... (308 words)
Mummy, what’s church?I was no more than three or four when we visited a church on holiday. It was a different sort of church, and I didn’t know anyone, and I didn’t know what was going on. And I remember scowling, hanging on to my mum’s leg, as she chatted with people after the service. I probably... (436 words)
Will you help train leaders for the Chinese church?The Bible Society is appealing for support to train Chinese pastors, and also equip lay preachers to serve the growing Church in China. As a spokesman explains, “It’s so encouraging to hear of a million people in China becoming Christians each year. But explosive growth has meant leaders are stretched to the limit. A single... (82 words)
Eritrea re-arrests another 15 ChristiansThe Eritrean authorities have recently arrested 15 Christians in raids on their houses in the capital Asmara. All have previously been imprisoned for their faith. The East African dictatorship shut down most of its churches in 2002, often detaining Christians indefinitely in harsh conditions. Some have been packed into shipping containers in the heat of... (121 words)
Sharia, apostasy and the TalibanChristians who remain in Afghanistan are at risk of being hunted down and killed by the Taliban, now that the Islamist group has regained control of the country. The Taliban has reiterated that “in the future, all matters of governance and life in Afghanistan will be regulated by the laws of the Holy Sharia”. This... (108 words)
One million legacies left by kind-hearted BritsMore of us are leaving gifts to charities in our Wills. A million legacies have been left in the past decade alone, according to recent research from Remember A Charity and Smee & Ford. Gifts in Wills are a critical source of funding for charitable services across the country, raising more than £3 billion for... (73 words)
Park at the church?Parishes across the UK have turned their church or hall car park into a simple money-making enterprise. In all, more than £20,000 a month is being raised through a scheme with YourParkingSpace, which provides an average of £200 a month for the 100 churches on its books. Most of the churches in the scheme are... (71 words)
What National Tree Week may have to do with local churchesNational Tree Week (Saturday 27th November to Sunday 5th December) is the UK’s largest annual celebration of trees. It marks the start of the winter tree planting season, and so aims to encourage anyone with space to consider planting a tree. That includes churches with churchyards. The Conservation Foundation would be happy to advise anyone... (72 words)
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