In October 2018 the Norfolk Modern Slavery Collaboration (NMSC) was formed with the intention of joining up existing work in the area of modern slavery and raising awareness of this largely hidden problem.
Dr Sandra Millar, the Church of England's Head of Life Events, discusses the possibility of changes to marriage registration systems.
If you need funding for a church maintenance or repair project, want to install a toilet or kitchen to improve community facilities, or are seeking early stage funding (such as for a feasibility report) for your place of worship, then the National Churches Trust grant schemes could help you.
The National Churches Trust (NCT) have launched a new online service called MaintenanceBooker.
The Revd Matthew Hutton reviews this recent publication on domestic violence from a Christian faith perspective.
Riding Lights is booking now for their Autumn Tour 2019 Kaleidoscope, featuring their brand new show - BREAKING GROUND.
A clear and simple approach to social media can go a long way to building anticipation and excitement for your service or event and reach more people with an invitation to come along.
The Church of England has partnered with iKnow Church to provide the Life Events Diary for free to every Church of England church.
Dannie Hancock explores electric evangelism and offers some top tips.
Jonathan Richardson shares a range of helpful resources to facilitate difficult conversations with teenagers.
A selection of books on the theme of faith and politics, reviewed by Steve Foyster of Revelation bookshop.
A range of resources for further exploration of the theme of the Spring 2019 issue of The Magazine, on faith and politics.
If you look after the Facebook page for your church, you might have seen the analytics Facebook provides with each post and not sure what it was telling you.
Riding Lights Theatre Company are pleased to announce a revival of their acclaimed passion play The Narrow Road by Paul Birch, from Monday 25 March to Saturday 20 April, and are now taking bookings.
If you're thinking about to setting a social media page for your church, or you are about to do it, here is a short guide that'll start you off in the right direction.
Looking after your church's A Church Near You profile, social media channels and website is an exciting opportunity, helping your parish support its community and reach out to new people.
A selection of books on the theme of unity and ecumenism, reviewed by Steve Foyster.
This year's Lent Appeal is focused on supporting the Church of North India in tackling modern day slavery.
Mapping the Gospels, the popular Bible study series written by the Revd Susanna Gunner, now has it's own website where visitors can find out much more about each of the resources.
Are you inspired by the outdoors?
Exploring churches as places of creative learning across the curriculum. By Saul Penfold
Remembrance 100 launches on Saturday 4 August 2018 with 100 Days of Peace and Hope – prayers, Bible readings, reflections and peace-making activities – which are available to download free. Archbishop Justin Welby has written this foreword for Remembrance 100.
Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre. It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.
The Inspired Classrooms project is an accessible, online resource to open up churches as ‘creative classrooms’ where pupils can enjoy cross-curricular learning inspired by their fabulous surroundings.
Ministry Stories is a new video resource by the Diocese of Norwich. These five two-minute films are the highlights of five people on their ‘ministry journey’.
Drivers are being encouraged to join an unprecedented national information-gathering campaign launched by the Church of England and the Catholic Church in England and Wales aimed at eradicating modern slavery in hand car washes.
Google has become the first place many people turn when they want to find something or somewhere. Claiming your church's Google 'card' can help promote your church.
Jonathan Richardson makes some suggestions for resources to explore calling and identity with young people.
Anna Walker unpacks a new resource from CPAS aimed at helping 14 to 18-year-olds explore the God possibilities for their lives.
David Foster takes a look at four films that can help us explore our life's calling, and offer some questions to start a discussion.
A selection of books on the theme of our identity in God, reviewed by Steve Foyster in the May/June issue of The Magazine.
Many churches in Norfolk are home to significant bat populations, and several churches have held bat nights to raise awareness of the role church buildings play.
As many people no longer carry cash it's becoming increasingly important to provide other ways to pay and to give. One solution is a card reader, which works alongside a smart phone or tablet and costs as little as £19 to buy.
Cold weather can cause freezing to occur in church water pipes, especially if the system has been unused for a number of days. Frozen water inside pipes can cause them to split, producing leaks once thawing occurrs.
Meaningful Chocolate have released their range of Easter Eggs with a new story booklet and more!
To the question, ‘which is the best Bible?’, the answer is, ‘best for what?’ The Revd Paul Overend, Lay Development Officer, explores the journey of the different translations of the Bible.
The Bishop's Lent Appeal 2018 is focused on enabling local mission in Simbai, a remote community in Papua New Guinea.
In this article you can find a list of useful links and resources providing help on how to make sure your church is accessible to all.
January sees the release of two new and exciting resources from the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF)
Comedian Miranda Hart, Sky Sports and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas, and toy store entrepreneur Gary Grant are among those featured in the 2017 Christmas HOPE magazine.
Bible Society has produced a host of resources, including nativity booklets, short films and festive gifts as you celebrate the journey that changed the world...
At the Bishop's Day of Celebration & Prayer in October four new prayers were published linking to our Mission Strategy 2021.
Just like any other charity or organisation, all parishes must comply with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which replace the Data Protection Act and take effect from 25 May 2018.
We're pleased to announce that the very successful Mapping Bible study series has been updated and republished.
'Mapping Advent' is a resource, published by the Diocese, which explores the themes of Advent through Biblical reflection, art, poetry and music.
With a focus on celebrating the life of a loved one, for nearly two decades GreenAcres has helped many families say goodbye in a tranquil and beautiful setting.
Reviews from the September/October edition of The Magazine.
STRENGTH is a resource produced by Hillsong designed for young men aged 11 to 17 years.
A travelling exhibition entitled ‘Mission Is…’ has been launched as part of the Diocese’ Mission Strategy Celebrate stream.
A brief guide to websites offering worship background video loops & short inspirational videos
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement focused during the time between Ascension and Pentecost from 25 May - 4 June 2017.
Churches are being encouraged to add and check their regular groups and activities on Bright Map, which is an online map highlighting the church's engagement in the local community.