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National news stories in 2020

 

Five Baptist projects have received a funding boost to help them connect with young people, as part of the latest round of the national Growing Lives grant programme
Tributes have been paid to the Revd Douglas Sparkes, who died on New Year’s Day aged 92
With a Presidential election upon us, Richard Wilson explores how we might go about discerning which candidate to vote for
Ros Bayes reports on the first Disability Inclusion in our Churches event, hosted by Through the Roof - which featured a particularly powerful testimony
Northern Baptist College and The Light Project College begin new partnership to form evangelists and pioneers as nationally accredited Baptist ministers
Sally Mann provides an update on a partnership project between Baptists Together and Spurgeon’s College to create a suite of new units to train missional leaders and pioneers
The popular website www.christianity.org.uk has relaunched with a brand new look for 2020 – and every church has been encouraged to link it
Tributes have been paid to British Baptist Paul Montacute, who has died in Virginia, USA after a long illness
A number of Baptist churches opened as emergency centres; others have been flooded; prayer points offered
Tens of thousands of Christians across Britain united to pray as part of the National Day of Prayer and Action on Sunday
Baptists have discerned that Geoff Colmer will serve as our President in 2021-2022
British and Irish church leaders release Holy Week statement following meeting convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Tim Harding introduces a new, multi-denominational Christian listening ministry, due to launch in May
Council members were invited to participate in a Survey Monkey for some items on the agenda for the cancelled March meeting - here are the outcomes
A new telephone befriending project which enables local churches to reach those particularly impacted by self-isolation has been launched by a Christian charity
A number of women in Baptist ministry gathered online on Saturday night to bless and encourage those due to have had their 'handshake' at this year's Baptist Assembly. Catriona Gorton explains more
It is hoped parish nursing can reach even more communities with the arrival of a new leadership team to build on what has already been developed
Thy Kingdom Come launches new elements including ‘prayer and care’ in response to COVID-19
A national competition is seeking to find ambitious church-based social action projects that are supporting local people with housing needs and building community
Introducing a survey that's assessing responses to the Covid-19 crisis among churchgoers in the UK - and is seeking responses from Baptists
Marking World Environment Day, a new initiative has launched to provide focus for churches from across Britain and Ireland committed to action to combat climate change
The Baptist Historical Society has taken a key initiative to engage in online webinars during 2020 themed “Uncovering Baptist Stories”
New research has given some insight into how churches have responded in the coronavirus crisis
A new telephone befriending tool which launched in lockdown is already being used by a number of churches around the country
A charity founded by Christians which brings individuals with and without learning disabilities together has won an award from the Archbishop of Canterbury
Research reveals nearly a quarter of churches see drop in contact with children and young people during lockdown, alongside creative use of the online space to connect
The Baptist Historical Society awards a grant of £2000 to the Angus Library for the digitisation of early records from important Baptist churches
Recognising the contribution she has made to Baptist and ecumenical life, Myra Blyth has become the first female British Baptist minister to receive a festschrift – a set of essays in her honour
A new Baptist network that will connect people with a passion for the environment and climate change is to launch on 6 September
A new scheme to support the development and wellbeing of all in Baptist ministry is launching this autumn
Three Bible translation agencies have teamed up to make the Bible more widely available in hundreds more languages through a digitisation project - and seek more volunteers
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