Life Events Ministry and GDPR

A Life Event service is a wonderful opportunity to show the warmth of God’s love, and to welcome those who ...

Marriage and divorce on the rise at 65 and over

Life Events Team
The Office for National Statistics released figures in July 2017 on marriage trends in the UK. It makes interesting reading, read ...

Ready-made marriage prep

Duncan MacInnes, from Marriage Prep In-a-day
The latest estimate of the cost of relationship breakdown in the UK is £51bn per annum according to The Relationships ...

The law on waiving parochial fees

The Revd Tiffer Robinson
In 2013 the Church of England brought in new legislation regarding parochial fees, and it's probably fair to say that ...

We’ve been hiding our light under a bushel for too long

Yourchurchwedding.org has changed

Suzanne Gray, Projects Officer, Archbishops' Council
Yourchurchwedding.org has been hugely popular ever since its launch, and is now averaging about 54,000 visits a month. In ...

Life events make special memories

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Church of England Life Events
I recently read a report which explored the psychology of memory and decision making:  it seems we make future decisions ...

Warm contacts, wider contacts

The Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments, Archbishops' Council
Every week the Church of England is involved with around 3000 funerals, 2000 baptisms of children under 12 and 1000 ...

Supporting couples financially

Tom Newbold, Centre for Theology & Community
The average cost of a wedding in the UK is somewhere between £17,000 and £24,000. Estimates differ depending on the ...

Stepping into the unknown

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar, Head of Projects & Developments
Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Dire to the pressure of time between ...

Generation Y still hope to walk down the aisle

Supporting deaf couples and guests with a BSL interpreter

Rev Canon Gill Behenna, the Church of England National Deaf Ministry Adviser
British Sign Language is Britain’s fourth indigenous language, used by Deaf and hearing members of the Deaf community. Deaf people who ...

Building bridges: What does follow up look like? 

The Revd Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events
A quick look through my inbox reveals all the organisations that keep in touch with me – and some send ...

Wedding talk

The Revd Canon Sandra Millar
Recently, I took my first family wedding when my ‘niece-by-marriage’ married in St. Bartholomew’s, Nympsfield, a beautiful listed church in Gloucestershire. It was ...