Where mercy and justice meet
The rise and fall of Tim Farron
Tim Farron’s resignation as Liberal Democrat leader shortly after the recent election was sensational and sudden...
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July
12
Author
Martin Charlesworth
An increasingly vital role
The Church in the UK has an astonishing track record of supporting and caring for the poorest in our communities over centuries. Since the global financial crash of 2008, churches of all denominations have stepped up their engagement […]
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May
12
Author
Natalie Williams
Who We Are
If you've ever wondered about what Jubilee+ is and does, or you want to know more about what we can do to help you engage with the poorest in your neighbourhoods and strengthen your communities, please check out this two-minute video […]
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February
22
Author
Natalie Williams
Jubilee+ Profile: Martin Charlesworth
Each month in 2016 we’ll be profiling Jubilee+ team members and directors. First up we have Martin Charlesworth, who leads the team. By Natalie Williams
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January
26
Author
Natalie Williams
A Living Wage - an issue of justice
This week is Living Wage Week and we are pleased to announce that last month Jubilee+ received our accreditation as a UK Living Wage Employer. We've actually always paid our small team of staff above the Living Wage, but we wanted […]
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November
02
Author
Andy McWilliam
Churches that Change Communities
It was so stimulating to gather with over 250 passionate and like-minded people for the annual Jubilee+ conference! The opportunity to learn about how to be more effective in ministry with those who are poor and disadvantaged, to receive […]
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October
27
Author
Nigel Ring
'It's not a gloomy picture!'
On Saturday 17th October, we were delighted to hold our fifth national Churches that Change Communities conference. I use the word 'delighted' deliberately – it truly is a great joy for us (the Jubilee+ team) to welcome hundreds […]
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October
22
Author
Natalie Williams
How do we increase out impact?
Have you ever wondered how to help people who have battled with poverty and oppression to change their mindset and break old habits? How do we bring dignity and hope to people who have not experienced those things before? Or maybe […]
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September
14
Author
Natalie Williams
Time away to reflect, pray and plan
A particular two days in July have been the highlight of each of the last four years for me: the annual Jubilee+ away days. I love being part of a team that prioritises time together like this to really reflect on the previous 12 months […]
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July
27
Author
Natalie Williams
2014 - a year in the life of Jubilee+
Now is the time for looking back and looking forward. Individuals do it, families do it – and Jubilee+ does it as well! Those of you who regularly follow this blog and our website will be aware that it has been a busy and productive […]
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December
31
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Get on the pitch!
Last week I attended an event in Parliament called Your Church and Political Engagement. Run by Christians in Politics, the event featured short talks from Christian MPs from each of the three main political parties. From new Conservative […]
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November
03
Author
Natalie Williams
Prompted to reassess...
The Jubilee+ conference in Bournemouth on 11 October was a great opportunity to get together with like-minded Christians for friendship, worship, networking and some great sermons (as well as the chance to visit lovely Bournemouth) […]
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October
20
Author
Otto Haas
Inspiring, eye-opening, valuable
At the beginning of the Churches that Change Communities conference on Saturday, Jubilee+ leader Martin Charlesworth explained the heart behind the event: that we may change our attitudes towards the poor. The vision of the team is […]
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October
12
Author
Sian Francis-Cox
So why write a book on poverty?
It was not really in the plan to write books when we started Jubilee+ a few years ago. We had plenty of other things to occupy our energies in the early days: we were setting up conferences, developing our website, building relationships […]
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September
22
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Precious time together; exciting days ahead
Every summer the Jubilee+ team takes two days out from everyday life to spend together worshipping, praying, listening to God and strategising for the next 12 months. There are currently five of us on the team, all with busy lives […]
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July
14
Author
Natalie Williams
Churches that Change Communities
If your church closed down today, how long would it take for your community to know you had gone? That was the question posed by David Carr of Renewal Church Solihull at the Newfrontiers Everything Conference a couple of years ago […]
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June
30
Author
Natalie Williams
98 million hours
This week is Volunteers’ Week – it’s actually the 30th year of this annual celebration of the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Its purpose is to recognise and honour the commitment and sacrifice of […]
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June
03
Author
Natalie Williams
Jubilee+ blog - a new phase
I started writing this blog shortly after the launch of Jubilee+. It seems a long time ago and much has happened in that time. My aim has been to provide some commentary on social issues relating to the work of Jubilee+ and to offer […]
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April
07
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Networking in the North-East
Sometimes we get the impression that all the action in the Church is based in the south-east and London. It’s certainly true that there are a lot of large churches in that particular part of the country. Also, as far as social action […]
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April
01
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Jubilee+ - revisiting the vision
Last year, I wrote a fair amount about both major social issues and things that were happening in public policy and the political world. These matters are very important, but sometimes I like to take a pause from that type of discussion […]
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January
07
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Jubilee+ Team Retreat 2013
Right in the middle of the recent July heatwave, the Jubilee+ team came together for our annual 'retreat' at the Wycliffe Centre in the Chiltern Hills. We all live very busy lives in different towns and cities, so it is a rare privilege […]
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July
22
Author
Martin Charlesworth
How about a Jubilee+ New Year's resolution?
Happy New Year to all readers of this blog! I really hope you enjoyed your Christmas. Here’s a question: have you made a New Year’s resolution? This is the time when people tend to think again about such things as fitness, eating […]
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January
01
Author
Martin Charlesworth
A team on the move - the Jubilee+ vision is growing!
Picture a peaceful conference centre set in the woods of the Chiltern Hills north of London. Then add the six members of the core team of Jubilee+ and two other advisors. Now put these eight people in a conference room equipped with […]
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August
20
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Jubilee+ - an exciting future
Jubilee+ - An Exciting Future So where exactly did Jubilee+ come from? Whose idea was it in the first place? Well, I can trace it back to a conversation I had with the UK leader of Newfrontiers churches at the time, David Stroud […]
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August
13
Author
Martin Charlesworth
Taking stock - update on this blog
I suddenly began to think about the passing of time the other day. I was shocked to realise that this blog has been up and running for nearly 18 months. As you will have noticed, I tend to post about once a week. As with most blogs […]
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July
09
Author
Martin Charlesworth

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