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Tag: Church of England

Church of England Stock Photos

I needed to make some posters and I was looking for stock photos…

There is some very specific Church of England stuff that we do, and of course there aren’t stock images out there for them. With Storm Dennis raging, I had time to make some.

In theory they should be available to download in high resolution by clicking on them. Feel free to use them wherever you want.

The letters aren’t scrabble, they are Banangrams. Photographed with an EOS R on my coffee table with a Falconeyes light pointing at them. Photoshop cleaned up everything nicely.

Play Church with Toddlers

 

This is an idea I have shamelessly stolen from @revleahvs.  Play is such an important part of learning.  One Sunday night I watched a ten year old from Holy Nativity put her arms up in the air and recount the words of invitation I use at the eucharist.  We learn through playing.  So we now have six toddler churches.

Cheap plastic boxes with with a laminated card on the top.

Fairtrade dolls that come in a range of races and gender.

Vestments made from felt I bought in the range.

Egg cup, castor cup and electric tea lights from ebay.

Laminated Lord’s Prayer.

Holding cross and psalm 23 on a card from ebay.

Hankerchief folded as a corporal from ebay.

So lets play church.  Lets learn the faith as we play with it.

#EstatesChurch on The One Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV7WBDnnp7E

For anyone who missed the One Show last night, they did a big feature on the Church of England, focusing on two estates projects in Blackburn Diocese.  It is a really good and positive piece starting at 13 minutes.

Life on the Estates

As part of the Renewal and Reform agenda, the Archbishops’ Estates Evangelism Task Group have been hard at work for the last two years*.  In the coming weeks I will post more about how things are progressing with the “commitment to action“.

Our estates projects are working toward a thriving, growing, loving church on every significant social housing estate in the country – through new patterns of ministry, sharing good practice and encouraging leaders.

I wanted to highlight the recent video that was released.  Unfortunately, most of the publicity came out whist I was on holiday so I am a bit late to the party.  But as they say, better late than never.

*well you would say that Robb, you’re part of it.