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Support: Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Help, guidance and encouragement for parishes can be found on this page. To view the full list of guidance documents released by the Church of England, please visit the main Church of England website.

To receive our fortnightly ‘Virtual Parish News’ please sign up here.

Confident Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

The importance of small Christ-centred groups of encouragement and formation have come to the fore at a time when we cannot gather in larger settings

Compassionate Communities

Covid has shone a light on Christ’s hands and feet as we show the world we are his disciples by putting His love into action

  • People are struggling in their mental health – ‘Shout’ is a 24 hour text service, and Bishop Sarah spoke about looking after our mental wellbeing in this webinar
  • Let’s not forget the climate catastrophe and our prophetic voice for God’s creation. Join us for a training session in January on how to run Energy Switch Days
  • If your church is responding to serious youth violence do get in touch to be invited to a round table event in January/ February
  • We are encouraging churches to support the ‘Hunger Free Future’ campaign, run by the Trussell Trust and launching Feb/March
  • Find out more about Money Help Toolkits for individuals and families in debt. We are also holding weekly Virtual Coffee Mornings on a Thursday for anyone supporting those who have money worries or debt concerns- if interested please send us an email and you will be sent the link to join
  • Respond to Modern Day Slavery taking place in communities – sign up to join us for our ‘Hidden Voices Training’ (link to come shortly)

Creative Growth

How can we keep our aim of reaching every Londoner with the gospel in these times?

Growing Younger

Growing Younger means:

  • Growing in numbers of children and young people
  • Growing our discipleship of children and young people
  • Growing the number of younger leaders
  • Growing in our response to issues that matter to children and young people

There are many ways we can create space for children and youth to participate and contribute in our communities. Here are some key actions you can take:

Further resources, teaching & advice

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Latest Guidance for parishes

The latest guidance for parishes can be found on the Church of England website.

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Learning through covid

A series of recorded discussions, hosted by our senior clergy.

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London specific information

Answers to queries raised by London parishes.

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Parish finances & fundraising

Information and guidance on parish finances.

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Working with children & youth

Guidance, online gatherings and curated resources.

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Live streaming worship

How to find a service online, and how to stream your worship.

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Serving those who are not online

How to provide worship and support to those without the internet.

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Caring for the Community

How to care safely for people in the community.

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Funerals

Information on funerals in the Diocese of London during the pandemic.

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Worship and prayer resources

Links to online resources, TV and radio listings.