#FaithinPartnership Week

11th – 15th September

Celebrating and championing cross-sector working!

#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 Officer

Jeremy, as Policy and Programme Officer, aims to raise the voice of faith in policy making and gather evidence of local faith-based solutions. He also assists with FaithAction’s work for the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and NHS England, as well as the APPG for Faith and Society.

Jeremy has a background in Theology, as well as Art History, and maintains an interest in art practice and the intersections between faith and culture – as well as good coffee.