Church of England Diocese of Hereford Ludford

Faith Online - Links

Looking for information about faith, or aids to prayer, or support in time of trouble, or inspiration for local activities?  There are loads of on-line resources that we have found useful on those and many other topics, so here is a round-up of some that may be what you are looking for.  There are also some secular ones that are relevant to our parish and community.  We will keep adding to this list, so do re-visit this page from time to time. 

CORONAVIRUS - CHURCH SERVICES ONLINE

Church of England - join in Sunday services from around the country

Hereford Diocese - programme of Sunday services from various parts of the diocese:

      15th November - Parish of Alveley and Quatt

      22nd November - Hereford Cathedral

      29th November - The Diocesan Intergenerational Team

      6th December - National Worship Service

      13th December - National Worship Service

      20th December - National Worship Service


Church of England - Everything


FAITH

Christianity UK - "thought-provoking and balanced articles about the Christian faith."

Evangelical Alliance - "We love Jesus and we want everyone in the UK to be given the opportunity to know him."

Bible Society - "On a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child."

Progressive Christianity Network - Promotes and supports open and contemporary Christian understanding.

GodPods - Monthly podcasts of discussions by theologians of a wide range of "burning issues of God, theology, life and much more".


WORSHIP

Outdoor Churches Network - Walking Church, Forest Church, Street Church - and others.

Inclusive Church - "Does not discriminate on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality."

Stretton Taize - Reflective worship songs from the ecumenical community at Taize in France, with scripture readings and thoughtful silence.  Based in Church Stretton. 


LEARNING

Hereford Cathedral's Life & Learning Programme - range of talks, events, workshops, etc. in Hereford.

Ludlow Life & Learning Programme - range of talks and events in Ludlow.

Ludlow Alpha - Well-known course exploring aspects of Christianity, run ecumenically in Ludlow.


IN OUR AREA

Diocese of Hereford - Wide range of information under "Christian Faith", including the Hereford Prayer Hub.

Churches Together Around Ludlow - Ecumenical projects in and near Ludlow.

Neighbourhood Prayer Network - Aims to see every street in the UK covered in Christian prayer.

Love Your Streets - Campaign to encourage everyone to do one nice thing for their neighbourhood every day.

Shropshire Hope - Drawing together Christians in Shropshire to pray for secular, social and spiritual leadership.

Ludlow Alpha - Well-known course exploring aspects of Christianity, run ecumenically in Ludlow.

Ludford Parish Council - Generously helping us to meet the considerable cost of maintaining our burial grounds. 

Ludlow Fairtrade Group - organise Fairtrade Fortnight with events in local churches, plus Fairtrade marketing options.


VISITING CHURCHES

Shropshire Churches - Visitor information on churches in our county, by Shropshire Churches Tourism Group.

Shropshire Historic Churches Trust - Organises the annual Ride & Stride event to raise money by visiting churches.

Churches Conservation Trust - Visiting churches, staying in churches, touring holidays, and more.

Champing - Glamping in churches!

Friends of Friendless Churches - "We rescue, repair and campaign for historic churches in England and Wales."

Caring for God's Acre - Everything to do with churchyards and burial grounds; wildlife, trees, maintenance, etc.

Pilgrims & Prophets - Holidays tours themed on aspects of Christian history in Britain.


RURAL LIFE

Village Hope - Hope for the countryside; mobilising prayer for rural Britain.  Includes a monthly "Seeds of Hope" prayer sheet.

Germinate (The Arthur Rank Centre) - "We help rural communities flourish by working alongside local churches across the UK."

Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy - "Working with people of all faiths and none.  Here to listen; here to help."

Farming Community Network - "The first port of call for pastoral and practical support of all those in need in the farming community."

International Rural Churches Association - People with a passion for rural communities, based on the Gospel.

Rural Mission Solutions - to help UK rural churches

Rural Evangelism Network - bringing together churches and mission agencies

Rural Ministries - "providing support, guidance and renewed energy for churches and pioneers working in rural communities in the UK"


ENVIRONMENTAL

Green Christian - Everything to do with Christian ecology.

LOAF Campaign - Sourcing food that is Local, Organic, Animal-friendly and Fairly traded.

Marches Christian Environmental Network - Ecumenical group concerned about climate change and the environment.

A. Rocha - Caring for God's Earth


ECUMENICAL & INTER-FAITH

Churches Together in Shropshire - Events, news and initiatives.

Churches Together in England - Covers a wide range of topics, and has a 'Monthly Reflection'.

Churches Together in Britain & Ireland - Projects, social campaigns, resources.

Gather - National network of church unity movements.

Parliament of the World's Religions - For a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

South Shropshire Inter-faith Forum - based at Craven Arms

Iona Community

Taize Community

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - mid January


PRAYER & STUDY

24-7 Prayer - International prayer network.

Hereford Prayer Hub - ecumenical group of Christians offering prayer across Hereford; you can submit prayer requests.

Prayer Spaces in Schools - What it says!

Pray for Schools - Mobilising Christians to support their school communities through prayer.

Daily Christian - Prayer and inspiration on Facebook.

Thy Kingdom Come - "A global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ."

National Prayer Weekend

Celtic Prayers - on Facebook


CAMPAIGNING & GOOD CAUSES 

Christians Against Poverty - Debt-counselling and support delivered through church communities. 

Church Action on Poverty

Freedom Sunday - Global day of worship and action against human trafficking.

Through the Roof - Christian disability charity

Christian Blind Mission - "we tackle poverty, prevent blindness, improve health and change the lives of disabled people . . . . in the poorest places of the world."


SHOPPING

Christian Publishing & Outreach - Books, study materials, stationery, t-shirts, and lots more.

SPCK Publishing - Buy books online.


EVENTS

Sea Sunday

Rural Mission Sunday 

Education Sunday

Peace Sunday


OTHERS

Lawyers' Christian Fellowship

One Body One Faith - diversity