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HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle. Please join us in prayer: O MERCIFUL God, the Father...

He Will Burn Up the Chaff with Unquenchable Fire

Bishop JC RyleHe Will Burn Up the Chaff with Unquenchable Fire In 1878, two years before he was made the first Bishop of Liverpool, The Revd JC Ryle delivered a sermon on the biblical teaching regarding the doctrine of hell. His words are as pertinent today as they...

Pilgrim’s Process

By The Revd Dr Peter Sanlon In our journey to heaven we are to be thankful for the world we pass through. One of the great prayers of the Book of Common Prayer (there are many!) is the General Thanksgiving. In it we pray, 'We bless thee for our creation, preservation...

Original Sin is the fundamental systematic cause of abuse

Original Sin is the Fundamental Systematic Cause of Abuse The Christian world has recently been shaken by revelations that two high-profile Evangelical leaders—the late Ravi Zacharias, founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; and, closer to home, the Revd...

Letters To The Editor – Graham

Dear Sir, The organisers of an evangelistic event in which Franklin Graham preached have won a legal dispute with Blackpool Council. The Lancashire Festival of Hope took place over three days at Blackpool's Winter Gardens in September 2018, which saw hundreds make...

Letter To the Editor – Government

Dear Editor, Readers may appreciate the relevance of the following comments by Bishop Ryle in his Expository Thoughts on John 18:36 (Volume 3 page 274): “No government can expect to prosper which refuses to recognise religion, which deals with its subjects as if they...

Lancashire Judge Rules in Favour of Franklin Graham

In a strong and clear rebuke of the cancel culture sweeping the UK, a court ruled that the 2018 Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham was discriminated against by the Blackpool Borough Council and Blackpool Transport Services Limited by taking down bus ads...

Spectator Cover Shows Empty Tomb for Easter Edition

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BCP Worship

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St George’s Church Crowhurst Promotes Wider Use of the BCP

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Christians in Parliament Group Join to Read the Gospel for Easter

Christian MPs and Peers from across the political parties came together to share a message of renewed hope this Easter, through a recording of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

The video recording was launched on the Christians in Parliament YouTube channel on Thursday 25 March, to coincide with the start of Parliament’s Easter recess. It involved over 20 Members of Parliament reading different lines from passages in the gospels of Mark, Luke and John, before ending with a collective Happy Easter greeting.

Sir Gary Streeter MP, Chair of the Christians in Parliament All Party Parliamentary Group, said, ‘The past year has been extremely tough and as politicians we are seeking to do all we can to ensure that Parliament and Government enable the country to recover from this crisis. However, in the Gospel accounts of the first Easter, there is a message of hope that goes deeper than politics and we wanted to share that this Easter.’

The Revd Baroness Sherlock, Vice Chair, said, ‘After a few years which have seen deep divisions not just in Parliament but across our nation, we are coming together at Easter to offer a message of renewed hope. As Christians serving in Parliament we may disagree on many things but we are all united in the belief that the Easter story is good news for everyone.’

Amongst the Parliamentarians participating across party lines were Sir Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP), Lord Farmer (Conservative Peer), Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats), Andrea Leadsom (Conservative), & Marsha de Cordova (Labour).

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