Resources, papers and reports
Here is a wide variety of topics from various sources, with a brief explanation and highlighted link. The more recent resources are at the top.
Building New Communities in the North East: a William Leech Research paper by Chris Beales Jan 2019; download a PDF of the full report.
Archbishop Welby on church land for affordable housing: a Church Times report of an interview for ITV Peston's Politics. Link to CT article.
Pioneer Ministery in New Housing Areas: a Grove book from Ali Boulton and Penny Marsh. CTE Resources page including video interview with the authors and link to purchase.
Our Commmon Heritage: Housing Associations and churches working together: a report from Housing Justice.http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/data/__resources/645/Our-Common-Heritage.pdf
Planning for Mission in New Housing Areas: An action grid from the Strategy and Develop Unit of the Archbishops Council and Church Commissioners in 2015. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=154381
Presentation about 6 models of church planting in new housing areas: a PowerPoint presentation by Jim Currin. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=154383
More than Bricks and Mortar report from the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist, Methodist and URC churches report. Includes current context, theology and advice. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=154378
Creating a New Church or Organisation paper C31 from the Baptist Union of Great Britain. This explores various aspects relating to setting up a new project eg in relation to the Charity Commission and CIOs and CICs as they develop. From a Baptist perspective from which other denominations can learn./Publisher/File.aspx?ID=89170
How to make residents in new housing developments welcome: a guide for small groups. A leaflet developed and provided by Bob Purcer when an advisor for local churches engaging with new housing communities./Publisher/File.aspx?ID=65245
Faith in New Developments: partnerships, People and Places: a report and research from the East of England Faiths Council in 2012. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=105298
New Housing Report: Resourcing Mission Bulletin of the Church of England in 2011. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=105198
The Churches Mission in New Housing and Other Developments: a 2011 research paper of findings reported to the Archbishops Council and Church Commissioners of the Church of England following £7m financial investment in ministry and mission in new housing areas. The paper considers issues like how appointments are made, as well as planning, strategy, legal and sustainability questions. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=72050
Fresh Directions in Unity in Mission re new housing areas, is a report written for the Council for Christian Unity of the Church of England in 2011. It contains theological and practical exploration of ecumenical arrangements and the challenge of churches working together in new housing areas. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=91866
What we heard in Milton Keynes, is a reflection of members of the Churches Group for New Housing Areas in visiting Milton Keynes. Meeting ministers and advisors in 2010. Some interesting reflections on a 20 year period of change and development in a new city which is now 40 years old. /Publisher/File.aspx?ID=65244