Created: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:39
This year's Community Energy Fortnight runs from 23rd June to 8th July and is a platform to showcase inspiring examples of communities who are sharing their resources, generating renewable energy and wasting less - embracing technologies as diverse as solar-PV arrays, wind turbines, hydro-electricity and biomass heat.
The Community Energy Fortnight 2018 is linked to the Climate Coalition's Speak Up Week (30th June - 8th July) so there are plenty of chances to celebrate the exciting opportunities in tackling climate change.
We are members of the Community Energy Coalition - there are many ways in which church congregations can get involved, whether through providing the roof space or helping with a community project. Take a look at St Anne's, Highgate's work with Power Up North London or visit one of the many sites open during the fortnight for inspiration.
You can also follow the Community Energy Fortnight feed on Twitter @CEFortnight.
Created: Thursday, 14 June 2018 15:08
The Government is now inviting bids for a new £1 million Coastal Revival Fund round, which is for grant funding to be spent in 2018 to 2019. More information on this can be accessed via the Government website
Bids of up to £50,000 per project, are to be submitted by 23:59 hours on Thursday 5 July 2018.
This Coastal Revival Fund round will support projects to help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full economic potential or are facing neglect. Examples of eligible sites and assets include seafronts and public squares, as well as piers, parks, promenades, lighthouses, lidos, marinas, military structures and so on.
A guide for churches interested in applying for this Coastal Revival Fund is avaialbe as a PDF here
Created: Thursday, 07 June 2018 17:39
Following the 2016-17 consultation, the revised CBC template for Diocesan Strategic Reviews of Church Buildings for Mission Planning is now available HERE.
Created: Wednesday, 06 June 2018 16:53
The 2015 Faculty Jurisdiction Rules were introduced with the intention of simplifying faculty procedures and reducing the burden of administration in areas where it was not serving a useful purpose. We did this by introducing lists of matters that could be done either without a faculty or, in some cases, following approval by the Archdeacon. These lists, known as List A and List B, can be found here.
Now we have over two years’ experience of working with the 2015 Rules, the Rule Committee is ready to consider revisions to them. The main interest of the revision will be to increase simplification by adding items to List A and List B. There is also scope for simplification of the Rules more generally.
Links to the Rules and the associated statutory guidance can be found here.
We are now seeking your views on the current Rules and those items on List A and List B.
To help you plan your answers we have provided a PDF of all the questions, which is available here
Please click on the link below to complete the survey
Consultation will end on Monday 6th August.
What happens next?
After the consultation closes, all the responses will be carefully considered and summarized for consideration by Rule Committee between November 2018 and February 2019. Following this, amended Faculty Rules will be go to General Synod for consideration in July 2019.