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Cambridge Independent: Cambridge Judge study helps reimagine churches for today’s communities


Dr Timur Alexandrov, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, comments on churches and the impact on their communities during COVID-19 lockdown. “Texting, messaging, emailing, video conferencing and social media channels have become some of the ways to reconnect and share holy communion,” he says. “Advice on the Church of England’s website states that church is not defined by the building but by being together.” Dr Alexandrov is working on the project ‘Reimagining churches as community assets for the common good’ together with Dr Helen Haugh, Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise who’s leading the three-year REACH Ely project.

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