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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

Many of the readers of the English Churchman are also readers of The Spectator but the 3 April edition was a rather nice surprise. If you missed it, the cover featured an artist’s rendering of Jesus’ empty tomb. Bright morning sunlight showed the inside of a tomb,...

BCP Worship

The Second Sunday after Easter 11 April 2021 Psalm 81:1-4Ezekiel 37:1-101 John 5:4-12John 20:19-23 BCP Collect “Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice...

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

A parish church in East Sussex – located next to the ruins of King Harold’s Saxon Manor, mentioned in the Domesday Book – has joined the Prayer Book Society in a bid to strengthen its campaign promoting wider use of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) by young people as...
Dutch Correspondent – April 2021

Dutch Correspondent – April 2021

The Reformed Daily has her Fiftieth Anniversary In 1966 five men came together. They wanted to commence a Reformed newspaper. Media were critical about the conservative part of the nation and even Christian newspapers were losing their Christian identity. It seemed...

William Hunter Transubstantiation

William Hunter Transubstantiation

Written By Chuck Collins Nineteen-year old apprentice silk weaver, William Hunter, was caught and arrested for reading the Bible by himself in a local chapel (Foxe’s Book of Martyrs). The Roman Catholic magistrate decided to make an example of him by making him...

Discipleship

Discipleship

Written By Chuck Collins "Discipleship" is a buzzword with heavy-duty baggage. It’s heavy lifting! It has come to mean those things that we do (disciplines) to exercise our way towards holiness. It’s the 21st century equivalent of the Medieval monastic routines that...

Leprosy Mission

Leprosy Mission

Leprosy Mission The Unconditional Appeal Dame Darcey Bussell is championing a new campaign which sees churches build Hubs of Hope to help rid Mozambique of leprosy. As a result, Darcey is championing The Leprosy Mission’s new effort called The Unconditional Appeal....

Center for Reformation Anglicanism

Center for Reformation Anglicanism

Center For Reformation Anglicanism Formed in the USA A new group has formed in the USA to highlight the theology of the English Reformation.  Calling itself, the Center for Reformation Anglicanism, the organisation is clearly reformed and Protestant.  Its Executive...

Dutch Correspondent

Dutch Correspondent

On 21 February a terrible thing  happened. Somebody in Amsterdam heard a baby crying in an underground rubbish container. The police were alarmed and the baby could be saved. The baby was taken to hospital and is situation is stable. Later the parents, both seventeen,...

Are you a Lucky Dipper

Are you a Lucky Dipper

A Short Devotion Are You a Lucky Dipper? Do you read the bible methodically or are you a lucky dipper?  To be more explicit, do you start at the beginning of a book and work your way through, or do you merely open the bible and let your eyes alight upon the first...

Dennis Canon Over-ruled

Dennis Canon Over-ruled

AS Haley from the Anglican Curmudgeon Reports On 22 February the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) denied a writ of certiorari made on behalf of two groups loyal to the Episcopal Church USA in a long running legal battle over the properties of the Diocese of Fort...

5 Common Myths

5 Common Myths

5 Common Myths About Being a Pastor’s Wife Editor’s Note: This article was written by the wife of an American clergyman.  There are enough similarities in the role between the UK and U For many years I’ve been married to a pastor, and it’s been a great life! But as a...

Mass Rape Ethiopia

Mass Rape Ethiopia

Mass Atrocities, Including The Use Of Rape And Sexual Violence, In The Tigray Region Of Ethiopia Ewelina U. Ochab - Contributor In recent months reports have emerged highlighting the deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. The ongoing armed conflict...

Chick-fil-A bonds are tight

Chick-fil-A bonds are tight

SARAH TAYLOR February 09, 2021 A 17-year-old Chick-fil-A employee won a new car during a company Christmas raffle, but gave it to her friend and co-worker who commuted to the job on a regular basis on a big way. What are the details? According to Today, 17-year-old...

The Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide

Barnabas Fund Starts Petition drive to gain recognition of Armenian Genocide Between 1893 and 1923, some 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the Ottoman Empire in a policy of extermination of Christian minorities. In addition some 2.25 million Assyrian, Greek and...