The national news from around the nation.
The new funding for low-income Northern Irish women to travel to England for an abortion has stunned Christian campaign group CARE.
CARE explained that the UK Government “does not have a mandate” to intervene and is “riding roughshod” over Northern …
Pro-life peer Lord David Alton protested on the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with supporters, outside Parliament
Abortion ‘greatest shame of our nation’
Pro-life champion Lord Alton of Liverpool marked the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with a blistering speech outside Parliament on 27 October.
The Christian peer, who has campaigned against abortion over many years, called the 8,894,355 abortions carried out since 1967 “a monstrous figure”.
Hundreds listened to Lord Alton, who deplored the “wilful killing of the smallest and most helpless member of the human family in the very place they should be safest – their mother’s womb”.
The Church of England is to consider whether to offer blessing ceremonies to same-sex couples.
One of the five cathedrals singled out for the Reformation challenge was Hereford, whose bishop, Richard Frith, has succeeded in putting before the General Synod a motion …
Leading evangelical Lorna Ashworth has resigned from the Archbishops’ Council in protest at increasingly liberal attitudes on gay issues.
One of only two representatives on Church of England’s governing body who are elected by the House of Laity, she said the …
Evangelical Anglicans have used the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to issuean ultimatum to the Church’s leadership. Bishops have until February to restore biblical teaching on marriage or risk ‘rupturing’ the Church.
Mimicking Martin Luther’s posting of 95 Theses on the doors of Wittenberg Castle Church, that sparked the Reformation, today’s protesters anonymously attached complaints to the doors of five British cathedrals. Respectfully, they used blu-tack rather than nails, but their message was still an ultimatum. Reissuing the Southwark Declaration from 2015, they added another notice written anonymously by one priest but signed by 60 others.
Another Pakistani Christian has been beaten up in the UK.
On 27 October, 45-year-old Tajamal Amar was unconscious for around five hours after being kicked and punched by two Muslims in Derby, leaving him with a broken nose and several …
Campaigning group Christian Concern is intervening to contest the spread of Sharia law in Europe.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights is hearing a case on whether Qu’ran-based Sharia law should be allowed to adjudicate on …
A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has found that some staff at a Marie Stopes clinic feel
financially pressured to push women into abortions.
Christian MP Fiona Bruce told Premier she is “absolutely shocked” by the report, which concluded that …
It seems the only way is indeed Essex as a church in Ilford is experiencing a renewal which has drawn visitors from all over the country and abroad
Since June this year, meetings at Capstone Church, Ilford, have continued every week from Wednesday to Saturday in addition to their Sunday services.
Lively worship is a key element of Soul Survivor youth festivals
Over 1,300 young people became Christians at the four Soul Survivor weeks held this summer.
Founder Mike Pilavachi told Premier Radio: “There is nothing I know as wonderful as watching young people give their lives to Jesus.”