National Estate Churches Network

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  • A film to watch

    Nomadland – Frances McDormand I recently watched a film with my son called Nomadland. He always reviews films as it is his passion, so here is Caleb Barron’s review of Nomadland. ‘I’m going to put aside the production of this film. Many reviews here take real issue with this film because it is a vehicle […]

  • How about an interesting read?

    Barbara Glasson – I am Somewhere Else (Gospel Reflections from an Emerging Church) I know I am probably behind the times as this book was published in 2006 however, I have been reading it with a friend recently. Right from the introduction I felt drawn in from both Barbara’s easy to read style and to […]

  • Much more than just a school

      Last week I attended just some of the amazing sessions at the Food Power Festival. So many people, churches and groups are finding innovative and yet simple ways to support those suffering food poverty. Looking for good examples where dignity and solidarity are paramount. This is the story of a journey to love and […]

  • Who’s who @NECN introducing Lynne Norman

      My earliest memories of my formative years are mostly of those from the 1980s, when my family lived on Malvern Avenue, part of an estate on the borders between Hapton and Padiham in Lancashire. A quick search on Google Streetview shows me that our old family home is still standing – although the estate […]

  • Coastal Estates

      When we talk of coastal towns, for many of us that evokes childhood images of fish and chips, ice-creams, sandy beaches and a paddle in the clear blue sea. What is quickly forgotten is the hours of sitting in traffic on roads not built to cope with the sudden influx of holiday traffic. Perhaps […]

  • Who’s who @NECN Introducing John Rafferty

      I was born and brought up in a large council housing estate on the South Side of Glasgow. This was the 1950’s and 60’s when the policy was to move people from the old tenements of the centre to new, modern housing on the periphery of town.  50,000 people moved to Pollok where I […]

  • Funding from the Co Op

      The Co-op have announced a new funding round to support projects which benefit local communities centred around Co-op Food Stores and funeral homes across the UK or the Isle of Man. The Co-op Local Community Fund will fund projects which help local communities come together to help those in need by providing access to […]

  • Proximity 2021 Programme

      Check out the Proximity website for more information about their packed programme to help mobilise and equip you and your team for urban mission. Alongside keynote speakers Bob Ekblad, Rachel Gardner, Josh Smedley, Sam Ward, Andy Hawthorne and Sarah Small, there’ll also be testimonies from Eden teams, interviews with Eden members and leaders and […]

  • What about a good film to watch?

    The Florida Project This film was made in 2017 fiction reflecting fact as it shines a light on the hand to mouth existence of children living on the peripheries of Disney World. Highlighting the life of those in poverty against an idyllic backdrop. As well as a compelling story it shows the complexities of life […]

  • Stay Alert to the Spirit

        Are you looking for a new course to stay connected with young people in your community? Read all about the ‘Stay Alert to the Spirit’ programme put together by Jesus Shaped People… Despite our technology, wealth and 21st Century ‘know how’ we’ve been humbled by a virus, like an elite Premier League Football Club […]