Talking about mental health

The strains of lockdown are being felt by many. There are a number of Mental Health charities and organisations offering support to those affected. Here are just three examples of where you or someone you know can find help. In association with Ecclesiastical Insurance, Champion Health is offering a free online mental-health training session. Champion … Read more Talking about mental health

Counting the cost of Coronavirus

The financial challenges facing our communities are more complex and overwhelming than have ever been experienced. The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the UK jumped by more than 856,000 in April, the first full month of the lockdown. Helplines have been inundated with queries from people who are confused about their options, including … Read more Counting the cost of Coronavirus

The Cinnamon Network ‘Project Lab’ competition

Each year, the ‘Cinnamon Network’ invites ambitious church-based projects that want to replicate their work across the country to enter the ‘Cinnamon Project Lab’ competition. This year, Cinnamon is inviting entries from church-based projects that support local people with housing needs and build community. The 2020 competition is being run in partnership with the Archbishop … Read more The Cinnamon Network ‘Project Lab’ competition

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ conversations on the Lord’s Prayer

In support of Thy Kingdom Come, a special video has been launched today (Thursday 21 May). The 45-minute presentation features four short conversations about aspects of the Lord’s Prayer. The conversations are supplemented by Bible readings, sung worship and intercessory prayer. The video features: + Revd Adrian Argile (Regional Minister Team Leader, Heart of England … Read more ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ conversations on the Lord’s Prayer

Cliff Fest

Cliff College, one of the Methodist Church’s national training centres, is to stage ‘Festival at Home,’ a free, online festival taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 22 to Monday 25 May inclusive. The festival will include worship, seminars, challenges, prayer, teaching and more. Access the festival on YouTube via HERE.

‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ Thursday 21 – Sunday 31 May

The sixth ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer season will run from Ascension Day, Thursday 21 May, to Pentecost Sunday, 31 May, inclusive. While unplanned, the lockdown context in which this year’s prayer novena takes place echoes the ‘upper room’ context in which the group of 120 disciples of Jesus prayed in the pause between his ascension … Read more ‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ Thursday 21 – Sunday 31 May

The Prime Minister honours Revd Tim Hughes for ‘The UK Blessing’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has publicly thanked Christian worship leader and Birmingham vicar Revd Tim Hughes for organising ‘The UK Blessing.’ The music video, which features singers from 65 UK churches, has been viewed 2.5million times on YouTube since its release 12 days ago. The Prime Minister also gave Tim his ‘Points of Light’ Award, … Read more The Prime Minister honours Revd Tim Hughes for ‘The UK Blessing’