#FaithinCommunity – An Interview with Spurgeon’s College

A little while ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Rev. Helen Stockley of Spurgeon’s College and Jack Bell of Lodestone Communications about their #FaithinCommunity campaign.

The campaign looks to capture good stories of the work of faith groups during the COVID-19 pandemic and create a permanent record for future generations. It’s a collaboration across different faiths and community groups, and also has the support of the APPG for Faith and Society. I was excited to hear more about how this came about, and what they are learning in the process.

Our conversation touched on many issues close to our heart: the indispensable role for faith groups in society; the willingness of grassroots communities to roll up their sleeves and dig in during difficult times, and the future for partnership work between faith and government.

Have a watch of our video below to find out more, and learn how you can get involved!

If you would like to contribute your story to the project, the #FaithinCommunity campaign page has an online form for you to complete with your details.

About Jeremy Simmons

Policy and Programme Manager

Jeremy works to raise the profile and voice of the faith-based sector in policy making and gather evidence of local faith-based solutions. He leads FaithAction’s programme of work with the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and NHS England, and is part of the team supporting FaithAction’s secretariat role for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Faith and Society, and Faith Covenant. He is passionate about helping the faith-based sector work in partnership with other agencies.