Six years ago Ruth Rice opened her first Renew Wellbeing cafe space, operating from a Baptist church. Today there are 105 centres nationwide.
Our June 2021 round up of some of the good things taking place in church buildings.
Despite the restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Interim Team Vicar, Revd Ray Driscoll built a small team consisting of ordinands, interns and a fantastic group of volunteers to make an impact across the town and serve those who needed it most.
A round up of good things taking place in church buildings during March 2021
We catch up with Father Huw Bryant, Mission Area Leader of Dyffryn Clwyd who tells us how his church supports its farming community through volunteer work.
A survey to assess the current needs of churches and communities and aid in planning for the recovery.
Revd Philip Johnson, of The Church of Malvern Link with Cowleigh, is calling for help setting up a support centre within the church. He explains why he is so passionate for this to happen.
In a guest post, Reverend Charles Chadwick, a Friend of the National Churches Trust Church, writes about why church buildings have an important role to play in Christian mission in the 21st century. He writes in a personal capacity.
The need for more funding for the UK’s church and chapel buildings has been highlighted in a letter signed by representatives of leading church building support organisations, published in The Times newspaper on Monday 19 October 2020.
John Drew explains how this report shows that this connection between church buildings and the people and local communities who use them is alive and well and, perhaps surprisingly, worth billions of pounds.