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Doing Good Works

A round up of good things taking place in church buildings during March 2021

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St Mary’s church, Devizes set for new community use

St Mary’s church, Devizes – Photo: Dave Kelly

Plans to transform the ailing St Mary’s Church, on Park Street, into a bustling community space to serve the town.   Read more

Churches rally to feed Exeter’s hungry children

Working tirelessly in a small church kitchen, the Hot Food Project is made up of people determined to help those feeling the worst of the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. More details

Sheffield Cathedral giving a voice to homeless people

The Cathedral Archer Project, a service which helps homeless people in Sheffield, has worked with people who have suffered from being homeless to create films to highlight what life is like living on the streets. More details

‘Love Gosport’ campaign triumph for St John’s church

The ‘Love Gosport’ campaign has been set up by St John’s Church in Forton Road to help residents with essentials, such as food shopping, during the coronavirus lockdown. More details

Poet’s Corner is latest vaccination centre

Westminster Abbey joins churches and cathedrals across the country in becoming a vaccination centre. Run by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, on behalf of the local GP network, the Abbey will provide up to two thousand life-saving jabs each week  More details

Diocese of Devon initiative to help rural churches to grow and thrive

The new Growing the Rural Church online resource hub to help rural churches ‘grow and thrive’ has been launched by the Bishop of Exeter. More details

Highland priest live-streams mass from garden shed

Father Len Black was not going to let lockdown stop him from delivering mass. For the last year he has been using his garden shed as an alternative to his church in Inverness. More details

Non-christians’ perception of church is changing

New poll finds that 42% of UK adults agree that local Christian churches are making a positive difference in their community since the start of the COVID epidemic. More details

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