Category: COVID-19

  • Transforming Lives for Good

    The Box of Hope Story Following the success of previous years, Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) are relaunching their emergency care package project, Box of Hope, this winter. Read more or get involved via the TLG website. When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the UK, TLG was incredibly concerned about children and families going into […]

  • restore

    Across the country, there are many who have just had to keep going…and it won’t be until they are finally able to pause, that the full extent of the damage done in their lives will become apparent. Four years on, I know that God has restored my soul in so many beautiful ways, but I […]

  • A Space of Welcome in Wythenshawe

    2020 – What a year! I came back from my break to Lisbon and went into run our regular Place of Welcome on the first Monday in March.  The conversation was about one thing – Coronavirus.  It soon became apparent a closure was on its way.  Well, that’s it then.  I’ll get laid off I […]

  • NECN in Conversation with Pioneer Minister Jane Emson

    Middlesbrough CENTRE OF MISSION About the Centre of Mission Middlesbrough Centre of Mission is based on the Brambles Farm and Thorntree estates in Middlesbrough, which are in the top 1% most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. – Thorntree is being one of the most deprived areas in the UK (IMD 2019). St Thomas Church (Brambles […]

  • Worship at Home Resources for Holy Week and Easter

    This time last year, we were trying to get our heads around not being in the church building for Holy Week and Easter. Actually, that’s not quite right: we were trying to get our heads around not being able to gather for Holy Week and Easter. In Hodge Hill in recent years, many of the […]

  • NECN in Conversation with Pam Howell

    Last week we were blessed with a moving and inspiring interview with Revd Pam Howell about how St. John the Divine is reaching out into the community of Willenhall in Coventry – before and during COVID-19. Highlights include video interviews with families on the estate and film clips of COVID-safe community days in the church […]

  • Hope Community Witham

    Once again churches and communities are having to dig deep into keeping hold of hope as we start the New Year with a third lockdown. Today we bring you some good news of an estate church in Witham, Essex, the Hope Community. Their mission is ‘Bringing Hope, Being Community’. You can find their page on […]

  • News from CURBS

    CURBS is a small Christian charity set up in 1996 in response to the need for resources and training for church-linked children’s workers in inner cities and on outer urban estates. Like many charities we have been hit financially by COVID and they’re currently £8000 short to keep going this year. Because of this they […]

  • Transforming Lives for Good relaunch Box of Hope for Winter

    Since COVID-19 hit the country, TLG has equipped over 200 churches to reach out to some of the most vulnerable families across the UK as part of their Box of Hope project. Over 510,000 emergency parcels have been delivered to families since the start of the pandemic. As the 2nd lockdown meets winter TLG have […]

  • Fundraising support for churches during COVID-19 and beyond

    During these difficult times Ecclesiastical Insurance  in collaboration with fundraising specialists, the Philanthropy Company, have put together really helpful advice and support resources to help you to fundraise for your church community. Top tips First of all there is a checklist of top tips for how to begin fundraising. A link to this page can […]