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Let's begin with some advice to parent and families about the internet Internet advice

This section of the site is intended to draw to your attention some of the vast range of Christian resources available on the Internet and to encourage people to grow in their faith. If you know of a site that is particularly useful, or if there is a type of Christian information which you have found particularly difficult to locate, please drop a line to webmaster@thisischurch.com. Your comments will be valued!

Type of site

Description

Link

Contemporary Christian Debate

A Methodist website that explores contemporary issues (news, film, ongoing debate) from a faith based perspective - based at Methodist Church House in London.
Regular contributors, specialise or are experts in certain areas, write articles for the website on a variety of themes from various Christian perspectives. Recent articles include:

"Oh Brother" - on the Big Brother racism debate
"Holocaust Memorial Day" - on the Church's role in the Holocaust
"Lost in Translation" - on various and interesting Bible translations
Readers are then invited to post comments on the articles in the aim of stimulating lively debate on the issues raised.

Interface is a medium through which we can combat the misconception that Christians are unwilling to address contemporary 'everyday' issues, by creating a friendly and 'live' forum where church members and non-church members can put across their views and discuss the topics of the day.

The site is a great resource for anyone putting together a sermon; not only for collecting ideas, but also to gain an awareness of the questions which people (of all ages, denominations and backgrounds) are asking about that subject.

TIC

www.theinterface.org.uk

Care for the Elderly

The Abbeyfield Bedford Society Ltd.
Very sheltered housing for 26 older people in Bedford

Nationally, The Abbeyfield Society is the UK's leading charity provider of housing with support for older people. Founded in 1956, it is now established in 13 countries. Abbeyfield has developed a range of services to provide the support older people need to give a combination of independence, support and an active life in the community.

Abbeyfield in Bedford offers very sheltered housing for 26 people in two houses. Residents live in a comfortable family setting with two main meals a day provided by a housekeeper. All residents have their own rooms with en-suite facilities.

Enquiries about accommodation 01234 211413
Email enquiries about accommodation enquiries@absl.org.uk
General Office telephone 01234 219500

TIC

www.absl.org.uk

 

Methodist Homes for the Aged

Coming soon to Brickhill, Bedford

MHA operates throughout Britain, providing Care Homes, housing and support services, with a particular emphasis on the quality and meaning of life for older people. The organisation supports more than 6,500 older people in residential and nursing care homes, specialist dementia care homes, sheltered housing schemes and community projects. MHA benefits from the dedication of 3,500 staff and more than 5,000 volunteers.

TIC

www.mha.org.uk

 

fish.co.uk is a Christian Aid project. You can use 'fish' as your internet provider, giving you internet email and webspace. The service is paid for through sponsorship, and you will be raising money for Christian Aid all the time you are online.

Fish

 

Constructing Websites

You may find this site useful for checking your metatags http://www.submitcorner.com

 

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Sacred Space

 

Classic Christian books in electronic format. The works are public domain and can normally be copied freely. Formats include MP3 audio, digital facsimile, Palm Docbook, Microsoft Reader, and ThML (XML). Converting the material to electronic formats is all done by volunteers. You can contribute by, for example, proofreading or translating.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

     
     
 

gives links to tens of thousands of Audio Sermons, Bible Studies and Radio Programs.

Hear the word.net

     

Church Denominational Bodies

 

Church of England

   

Diocese of St Albans

 

Methodist Church launches podcast!

Methodist Church

To listen click here for Methodist Podcast

   

www.ecumenical.co.uk

 

Arnolds provided assistance in the production of the booklet, available on this site: 'It's your funeral', which gives guidance about thinking ahead concerning your wishes for your own funeral.

Arnolds Funeral Service

 

Suppliers of eco-friendly coffins for 'green' funerals

www.eco-coffins.com

Insurance

Insurance and Financial Services

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group  

Clergy Tax and Investments

A firm which specialises in dealing with the taxation matters of clergy of all denominations.

Peter Chalkco

 

'We believe in life before death' - Christian Aid works in over 60 countries helping people, regardless of religion or race, to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice.

Christian Aid

 

CBM is the world's leading agency working towards the prevention and cure of blindness in developing countries. It is dedicated to serving eye patients, blind and other disabled people in the developing world, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or religion. The ultimate aim of CBM is 'to pass on the love of Christ through words and actions.

Christian Blind Mission

 

MAF is a team of aviation and communication specialists overcoming barriers in support of more than 300 Christian and humanitarian organizations around the world. It was founded in 1945 by former World War II pilots who loved the Lord Jesus, loved flying, and wanted to see their two loves joined.

Mission Aviation Fellowship

 

An essential part of sharing the gospel message is to translate it into the languages that people understand. Wycliffe has had a part in translating the New Testament into over 500 minority languages. 1500 more translation projects are in progress, but 380,000,000 people in over 3000 language groups still wait for the Good News in their own languages.

Wycliffe Bible Translators

 

The Suffering Church
Persecution and martyrdom is not a thing of the past. In many countries being a Christian can lead to harassment, expulsion from the family, loss of employment or schooling, imprisonment, beatings, even death. 

Raising awareness of religious persecution towards Christians worldwide. The International day of Prayer this year is November 17th, 2002. Note that this site has much more in it than relates to a single day of prayer.

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

 

Open Doors works to provide and deliver Bibles, Christian literature, training and other helps to those living under restriction or persecution. It also motivates, mobilises and educates the Church in the free world to identify with and become more involved in assisting the Suffering Church. Open Doors UK has just launched a new interactive web-site. It's well worth putting on your Favourites list to keep up to date..

Open Doors

 

A Christian learning resource for schools. The main section is aimed at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. Sections include: 'basics', 'do what?', 'festivals', 'churches', 'action', 'bible' and chatback.

RE:Quest

 

Christian Aid's hi-tech site designed with children in mind, to entertain and teach. This link goes straight to a page for teachers.

Global Gang

 

has many useful tips on developing church web sites. Use the form below to subscribe to their fortnightly Web Evangelism Bulletin.

www.web-evangelism.com

 

Images - Free Christian graphics for your web pages

ChristArt

 

accessibility issues

www.w3.org/WAI

 

a site that lets you try out different colour schemes.

www.imagitek.com/bcs.htm