Quick Links to Resources


Where to start

There is a lot of material available to support you and your church, much of this can be found on the pages listed below.

To help you effectively reach your church community and maintain the health of your church, we believe the following highlighted pages are a good place to start exploring.


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Financial Guidance and Giving
First published on: 28th April 2020
Now is the time to reflect on how well placed your church is to receive online donations. This page provides links and some advice for what your church might be able to explore to support its financial health.
Open Financial Guidance and Giving

Care of Church buildings and Faculties
First published on: 28th April 2020
The guidance on the care of church buildings at this time is changing as government advice changes around the rules on self-isolation. However, materials are available to help support you, which are updated frequently, so please keep an eye on the following websites if you are in a position of supporting your church buildings.
Open Care of Church buildings and Faculties

Resources from the Church of England
First published on: 28th April 2020
The central Church of England team have provided resources for parishes, clergy and church workers to help support them during this time. This page summarises some of the main elements of this advice.
Open Resources from the Church of England

Being an Online Digital Church
First published on: 28th April 2020
This page offers guidance and useful links to support your church to best use the digital tools available to help you reach your worshipping community. This includes practical guidance blogs on how to live-stream services and some FAQs around typical problems you might encounter such as permissions, technology limitations and matters of copyright.
Open Being an Online Digital Church

Prayer and Liturgy
First published on: 28th April 2020
This page contains links to various Liturgy and Prayer Resources from both the National Church, Diocesan teams and Ely Cathedral. It also provides guidance on where to access prayer and services that might be available through your local church.
Open Prayer and Liturgy

Safeguarding Guidance
First published on: 28th April 2020
This page provides links to safeguarding guidance for particular support during times of social distancing, It also provides links to National Church of England Safeguarding resources and local partnership bodies.
Open Safeguarding Guidance

Mental well-being, working from home and self-isolating
First published on: 28th April 2020
There are many resources that seek to support those who may now find themselves self-isolating or working from home. This page links to a few of these that you might find helpful. It is not expected that all the guidance is appropriate to you in your current role, simply that you might find elements helpful.
Open Mental well-being, working from home and self-isolating

Community Action and your Church
First published on: 28th April 2020
This page provides some links and general advice on how your church might support your local community during times of social distancing. It also includes links to FAQs on matters of church hall use for food-banks and donating blood.
Open Community Action and your Church

Government and NHS Advice
First published on: 28th April 2020
This page contains links to the Government and National Health Service advice pages. It also contains links to pages highlighting the government's ongoing plans in relation to Covid-19.
Open Government and NHS Advice

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