Preservation of Local Welfare Assistance a 'welcome relief' for families

We respond to the Government’s decision to retain dedicated funding for council schemes to help vulnerable families in crisis.

A warm message from Lurine Cato in support of Christingle

Lurine Cato is supporting The Children’s Society’s annual festive campaign, Christingle, which is raising money for the charity’s work with children whose lives are blighted by poverty.

More than 40,000 older teenagers at risk of child cruelty

Legal loophole makes it impossible to prosecute adults for neglect or ill-treatment of 16 and 17-year-olds

Advent: The generosity of strangers

Often, individuals' stories stay with us. Sarah Teather MP shares Gemma's story and how her life has been transformed since coming into contact with our work.

Advent: Sacrificial Saviour

Frozen or warm? Generous or scrooge-like? Chine Mbubaegbu looks at the extremes in Disney’s Frozen to encourage us to think about the contrast between the darkness and light, the call to be brave in the dark as we move towards the light of salvation.

Advent: Where should the Word of God be housed?

In today's reflection, Gill Dascombe, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, reflects on where the Word of God should be housed

Advent: Good Christmas gift options

Our alternative Christmas gifts help bring cheer to children we support.

Advent: The coming

As the weather outside seems to close in and draw us towards the shortest day of the year, the darkness offers little consolation. As we wait for the light to come, Katherine reflects on Isaiah 40.1-11.