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The Common Good: A Reflection on Greenbelt

12 Sep 2017

Recently a friend asked me what my favourite bit of this year's Greenbelt festival was, and I was truly spoilt for choices.  Highlights most definitely included: listening to wonderful live music from world famous artists like Newton Faulkner and Kate Rusby (my particular favourite) on the main...

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Church leaders call on Government to end holiday hunger

4 Sep 2017

*Breaking news from Church Action on Poverty and the 'End Hunger UK' campaign*

CHURCH LEADERS, campaigners, education leaders and senior clergy have urged the Government to help millions of British children, by putting an end to holiday hunger.

22 signatories from a wide...

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Rach's Diary - Last Blog of the Year!

30 Aug 2017

I don't know if I would have believed everything this year has been made up of if you had asked me a year ago, just days before I started with SCM.

Have you read the blog about Called to be... the event I ran in March, or that time I...

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Rach's Diary - Desks, desks and more desks

3 Aug 2017

If you keep up to date with my blogs you will know that I've been on the move recently. Don't panic! I'm not leaving the North West, or even Manchester, but St Peter's House where I am based is doing some building work and it has been easier to work away from there. Something I've realised is...

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SCM On The Road

2 Aug 2017

The United Reformed Church's Big Day Out for the North West and Mersey synods kicked off SCM's month of festivals on Saturday 8th July. In sunny Southport, Rach, our North West Regional Development worker and our newest volunteer, PJ, from St. Bride's Church in Liverpool had the chance to take...

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SCM Launches the Christian Student Guide, a New Online Platform of Blogs, Recipes and Practical Tips for Living Life to the Full at Uni.

21 Jul 2017

Today marks the launch of The Christian Student Guide, a new website created by SCM that will engage current and future students with a relevant and inclusive Christian voice at university.

The website contains blogs, articles and prayers that encourage...

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Rach's Diary - Churches, Conferences and Coffee

19 Jul 2017

The last fortnight has been as varied as ever, and started with me going on some training courses. Firstly, training for something for SCM's latest project which is very exciting and you’ll find out more about soon… watch this space! Secondly I did a whole day on emergency first aid where I...

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Rach's Diary - a Double Conference Sandwich

4 Jul 2017

The last fortnight started with a day at St Peter's House. It was marked with the first harvest of mint which gave us refreshing minty water, which I got to share with an ex-GC member as we talked about SCM past and present. 

By Wednesday I was on my way to Liverpool Hope University for...

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Building God’s Kingdom in Post-Election Britain – Part Two

19 Jun 2017

Listening to Voices from the Margins

“There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)

As soon as the General Election was announced, Church Action on Poverty knew...

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Heeding the Call to Mercy in Post-Election Britain

19 Jun 2017

Now the dust has begun to settle following the General Election, a subtly shifted landscape has come in to view. When Mrs May announced that there would be an election, there were no doubt a few collective groans from people like me around the country, who find partisan rhetoric and the general...

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