Concern for young people engaged in low level vandalism and anti-social behaviour led Christians in Heathfield, a large rural village, to establish its own group of Street Pastors. The group has had an extremely positive effect on the community and are now known locally as ‘trustworthy friends’.
The work known as ‘Social Issues in South Lincolnshire’ or Fensociety Project was initiated in November 2010 by Fr Jonathan Sibley of St Mary, Long Sutton. This was partially due to his involvement with local communities and new arrivals from the European Union. He was asked to coordinate and assess the needs and nature of […]
Decommissioned in December 2004, St Nicolas’ Church, Kilton, was scheduled to become a controlled ruin with roof removed and walls capped. Spiritual growth was at the very centre of the restoration project and St Nicholas is now a thriving and much visited prayer and daytime retreat centre.
This week of Christian outreach and renewal involved the three parishes of the benefice of St Mary Long Sutton, St Nicholas Lutton, Christ Church Dawsmere and the local Long Sutton Baptist Church. They are in the extreme South East of Lincoln Diocese and County bordering the Wash. It was planned with a local team for over a […]
At a popular beauty spot in Wales one church offers tourists a meditation trail, a guide to the church and a time of prayer and silence. When they pause to reflect visitors are often held by something or someone in the atmosphere of the building.
For the fourth year running, groups of Year 5 children from eight primary schools in the Eden Valley in Cumbria, plus their teachers and parent chauffeurs, made a unique Easter Journey through Langwathby Methodist Church. Gazebos transformed the church into a sequence of locations beginning on the dusty road into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. The […]
The Denby Dale Centre (DDC), a Fresh Expressions success story, is nestled next to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Although the Centre is most closely linked to the Clayton West and Denby Dale Methodist Church Circuit, it works closely with churches of all denominations in the area and has been running a series of projects to […]
On Saturday 9 September, Sarah Hargreave, a 73-year-old disabled driver from the Greenway Benefice near Cheltenham, completed a mission to visit all the churches in Gloucestershire. She combined a research project with a fundraising effort for the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT).
In 2014, Pilling St John the Baptist, in Morecambe Bay, was invited to be one of two parishes working with Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre on a project exploring rural isolation. Around twenty people from the local community, representing churches, charities, local business, and the parish council came together to highlight key issues facing the […]