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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

Following the 2016-17 consultation, the revised CBC template for Diocesan Strategic Reviews of Church Buildings for Mission Planning is now available HERE.

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.

World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

The Church of England has a Christian presence in every community across England and in Europe, and is committed to making a positive impact on the environment. 

This year's focus is on plastic pollution. Many of us used Lent to consider how we could reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste and the Church continues to engage on this major issue. Take a look at prayers for World Environment Day and learn more about what some church communities are up to.