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trussell trust webMembers of Britain’s largest food bank network have moved into the United Reformed Church’s London office.

The Trussell Trust’s external affairs team moved into Church House in early January, and will continue to carry out its vital work.

The charity, which is based on Christian principles, gave 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis,  across the UK, from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 compared to 1,109,309 the previous year. Of this number, 436,938 went to children.

Read more: Foodbank champion The Trussell Trust moves into Church House

Katie Henderson Hannah Jones an Natalie GibbsFor the first time in its history, the United Reformed Church Youth Assembly has an all-female leadership team.

URC YA 2018 took place from 19 to 21 January at Whitemoor Lakes, Alrewas, Staffordshire, where Hannah Jones was welcomed as its Moderator, succeeding Dan Morrell.

Helping Hannah to make URC history were Natalie Gibbs and Katie Henderson, who are both Assembly Moderators-elect.

Read more: All-female leadership team makes history at URC Youth Assembly

Rosie Winn with Labour MPThe Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) has launched Faith in Politics, a new podcast series featuring special guests discussing current affairs that link with faith.

The podcast was created by Helen Byrne and Rachel Allison who are working for the Church as parliamentary interns.

Each monthly episode will be presented by Helen and Rachel - both avid podcast listeners - and will feature lively discussions from the world of politics from a faith viewpoint as well as interviews and a ‘musing slot’, inspired by BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

Read more: Faith in Politics: new monthly podcast launched

Cristina Ciornei with babyA mum-of-one is hoping to save babies’ lives by making special bedding that keeps them at the right temperature as they sleep.

Cristina Ciornei, a member of St John’s United Reformed Church, Northwood, Middlesex, created not-for-profit business ‘Made with love by Criss’ – a range of personalised cotton bedding, with the aim of cutting the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The idea for the project was born while Cristina completed Developing Community Experiences – a Training for Learning and Serving (TLS) course – while preparing for the birth of her first child.

Read more: Blankets made with love to help save newborn's lives