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£35m to help spread Christian joy

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the projects show the dynamism and drive of the Church of England’s mission

THE CHURCH of England is to fund a bold series of projects to spread the Christian faith as part of a £35 million investment in mission.

This major investment by the Church of England’s Renewal and Reform programme is intended to help it reach tens of thousands of people.

Grants will be given to pioneer new types of churches along with outreach by the Church of England, from a social media pastor to work with school and community choirs.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “Hearing and responding to the good news of Jesus Christ unlocks new joy, new belonging, new purpose and new life.

“These projects show the dynamism and drive of the Church of England’s mission to share this good news with people.”

The areas which will receive the funding include Birmingham, Bradford, Gateshead, Leeds, Portsmouth, Preston, Rotherham, Southend and Stockton-on-Tees and London.

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