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On 14 April, a small group from Chapel Street Community Arts (CSCA) in Salford travelled to London to see their ‘Chapel Street Then and Now’ exhibition displayed at URC Church House in London.

The display of ten three-foot high comic strip panels, follow the style of DC Thompson, which printed ‘The Beano’ and ‘The Dandy’ from Chapel Street until the mid 1990s.

Read more: URC hosts Salford history exhibition, comic style

Our Father…
And can I, truly, say ‘Amen’ to that?
Whose father is He? Mine or yours or Theirs?
When, honestly, if They fell down the stairs,
evaporated on the evening air, I’d rather.
Have I said ‘Amen’ to Our Father?

Read more: Amen to That?

Crossway United Reformed Church will soon be moving from its current address in the Elephant and Castle, south London, to a newly-built site 400 metres away. 

The building is due to be handed over in December 2016, and the congregation is busy getting ready to introduce the church to their neighbours in the community. 

The Revd Peter Stevenson was appointed as Special Category Minister in 2009 tasked with building a church, a congregation and a community. 'The new church building gives the church confidence that it has something significant to offer to the community,' he said.

Read more: New Church build in inner London

URC Synods and local churches are benefitting from vision events from the Fresh Expressions team and associates.

These dynamic training events are designed to introduce participants to the concept of new expressions of church, helping to change mindsets through story-sharing, discussion and questions.

vision events can be part of a Synod mission strategy, or they can be for individual churches. They consider what it really means to be Church in the 21st century, and how we might share the love of Jesus with generations who have not seen a Bible.

Read more: Fresh Expression vision days inspire pioneer mission