268 years of Christingle
For our first Christingle service, held in December 1968 at Lincoln Cathedral, we expected 300 people but some 1500 attended the celebration.
Gospel singer urges carol singers to ‘grab fundraising buckets’
Carol singers across the country are being urged to raise money to tackle child sexual exploitation by gospel singer Lurine Cato.
Warming up to the Autumn Statement
This is what we want to see on Wednesday when Chancellor George Osborne delivers a joint Spending Review and Autumn Statement that set out spending priorities for the next five years.
Quiz: How well do you know Christingle?
A million people took part in Christingle last year. How many candles did they need?
As it happened: Teens in Crisis, the 2015 Edward Rudolf Debate
We led a national debate on 19 November, tackling the question: Are we failing our nation’s teenagers?
Shine a light for those whose lives are shrouded in the darkness of exploitation
In the lead up to Advent, Stephen Keyworth, Head of Faith and Society at the Baptist Union for Great Britain, tells us how Christingle fits in to the season.
Local welfare assistance helped rebuild Caroline and her family’s lives after a fire
After a fire left her with nothing, Caroline needed help.
Closing the gaps for young carers
Helen Leadbitter, operational manager of the Include Project and co-author of our new report looking at the support needs of young carers explains why we need to ask children about their caring roles to avoid them slipping through the cracks.
Krish Kandiah explores what the Bible says about family relationships. One gospel writer, Matthew, reminds us that Jesus’ family had been inclusive of the outsider for generations. In coming to into the world at the very first Christmas, Jesus demonstrates what it means to be part of a loving, outward-facing family.
Archbishop Justin Welby welcomes us to Advent
This year, Archbishop Welby joins a fantastic team of Advent calendar contributors to remind us that ‘for the children. . . it can seem like endless waiting – like days of sitting in an aeroplane without getting closer to our destination.’