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Former Liberal Democrat Leader’s Remarks on the Death of Queen Elizabeth

Former Liberal Democrat Leader’s Remarks on the Death of Queen Elizabeth Tim Farron (Lib-Dem), MP for Westmoreland and Lonsdale spoke from the floor of the House of Commons to express his thoughts on the late Queen Elizabeth. The day after her untimely demise he...

Queen’s Choice of Hymns and Scripture Readings

Queen’s Choice of Hymns & Scripture Readings Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth demonstrated the depth of her faith and understanding of the scriptures and hymnody when planning her funeral.  The hymns were melodic works of substance, truth, and comfort designed for...

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute In a statement given shortly after the announcement of the Queen’s death, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose...

Keene Review: God’s Church for God’s World Part One

God’s Church for God’s World Faithful perspectives on mission and ministry Tom Woolford and Adam Young (eds.) IVP, 2022 (ISBN: 9781789742244, 218pp, £19.99) Part One   This is an important book which takes a snapshot of evangelical ministry in 2022. The title and...

The Faith of the Queen; A Cleric’s Reflections

The Faith of the Queen A Cleric’s Reflections As far as we know, Queen Elizabeth II commended only one book published during her long reign. In 2016 she penned the Foreword to a volume produced jointly by the Bible Society, HOPE and the London Institute of...

Collins: The Elizabethan Settlement

The Elizabethan Settlement By Revd Canon Chuck Collins Queen of England for 44 years, Elizabeth died March 24, 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, the last of the five monarchs in the House of Tudor. She never married ("Virgin Queen"). Her coffin...

Pilgrim’s Process: Rebuke

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Rebuke In the fifth century some monks in France realised that Augustine’s theological writings commended a Biblical and God focused vision of the Christian pilgrimage. Augustine has been called the ‘Doctor of grace’ for...

Anglican Bishop of Norwich Joins in Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for The Queen

Anglican Bishop of Norwich Joins in Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for The Queen Church of England Bishop of Norwich, Graham Usher joined in a Roman Catholic Requiem Mass for Her Majesty The Queen at St John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Norwich on 15 September.   Roman...

The Queen’s Faith in Her Own Words

The Queen’s Faith – in Her Own Words Its formal name was ‘Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech’. To the royal household, it was known as the QXB – the Queen’s Christmas broadcast. Queen Elizabeth II spoke about the significance of Christmas to more people than anyone...

Anglican Futures: A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover?

Anglican Futures Commentary A Cure for the Lambeth Hangover? As the bishops of the Anglican Communion disembark from their flights and return to their dioceses, there is a danger that some will rub their eyes, and realise that however great the party was, there has...
Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute

Church Leaders and Parliamentarians Pay Tribute In a statement given shortly after the announcement of the Queen’s death, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “As we grieve together, we know that, in losing our beloved Queen, we have lost the person whose...

New Wine Conference Draws 14,000

New Wine Conference Draws 14,000

New Wine Conference 2022 Draws 14,000 Organisers of the theologically charismatic, New Wine 2022 Conference report that 14,000 people attended the gathering in Peterborough between 23 July and 7 August.  Another event called Sixty One, aimed at young adults in...

Plural Truth: The Prize of Infinite Value

Plural Truth: The Prize of Infinite Value

Anglican Futures Plural Truth Part 2: The Prize of Infinite Value? This is the second in a series of three blog posts, examining the concept of 'Plural Truth' in the light of what we have observed at the Lambeth Conference.  This first looked at how 'Plural Truth' has...

Letter: The Abolition of Female Bishops?

Letter: The Abolition of Female Bishops?

Letter to the Editor The Abolition of Female Bishops? Dear Sir, Following the revelation at General Synod that there is no official definition of a woman, surely a Synod member could ask a further question, namely, ‘How many women bishops have served in the Church of...

London PRIDE Parade: What One Pastor Witnessed

London PRIDE Parade: What One Pastor Witnessed

London Pride Parade What One Pastor Witnessed Pastor Peter Simpson of the Penn Free Methodist Church attended the London PRIDE parade on 2 July.  What follows are his remarks on the parade and what was witnessed. On Saturday July 2nd the 50th annual Pride parade in...

Pilgrim’s Process: For Life

Pilgrim’s Process: For Life

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon For Life With a quarter of all pregnancies in the UK ending in abortion, the reversal of Roe v Wade by America’s supreme court ought to give all in our country pause for thought. Considerable support for abortion has been...

Judge Rules Against Archie Batersbee

Judge Rules Against Archie Batersbee

In a ruling on 13 June, handing down judgment in the Family Division of the High Court, Mrs Justice Arbuthnot, ruled that “on the balance of probabilities” Archie had died. On that basis, she authorised:   “Medical professionals at the Royal London Hospital (1)...

Robinson to be Ordained in Free Church of England

Robinson to be Ordained in Free Church of England

Robinson to Be Ordained in Free Church of England  Public Invited to Service Calvin Robinson, former ordinand in the Diocese of London of the Church of England, will be ordained Deacon by The Rt Revd Paul Hunt of the Free Church of England.  Hunt is the Bishop of the...

Justification: Rome & Protestants

Justification: Rome & Protestants

JUSTIFICATION: ROME AND PROTESTANTS Clearing Up Michael Nazir-Ali’s Confusion Many today insist that the old Reformation divide between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestants (Lutherans, Anglicans, Reformed, and evangelical free Churches) over justification is...

“Unbiblical” Archbishops?

“Unbiblical” Archbishops?

Editorial “Unbiblical” Archbishops? The Most Revd and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury does not have an easy job.  He is the Primus inter pares of the Anglican Communion.  We are now told that means 85,000,000 people look to him as the first...

Her Majesty’s Coronation Oath

Her Majesty’s Coronation Oath

  Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath? And the Queen answering, I am willing, The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and the Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows: Archbishop: Will you solemnly...

Archbishop of Canterbury Tests Positive for Covid

Archbishop of Canterbury Tests Positive for Covid

Archbishop of Canterbury Tests Positive for Covid Will Miss Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving at St Paul’s The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury has tested positive for Covid and will miss the Platinum Jubilee service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral....

FIEC Hosts Servants of the Word Conference

FIEC Hosts Servants of the Word Conference

FIEC Hosts Servants of the Word Conference The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches is hosting a Servant of the Word Conference put on by Cornhill Scotland, from 21-23 June in Glasgow.   Teachers for the three day event will be Andy Gemmill, David Jackman,...

Talking Jesus Research Results

Talking Jesus Research Results

Talking Jesus Research Results A consortium of Christian ministries joined together to commission a poll amongst people in the UK about their understanding on various topics related to the Christian faith.  The ministries involved were; Alpha, the Evangelical...

130th Anniversary of the Bible League

130th Anniversary of the Bible League

130th Anniversary of The Bible League A special meeting was held on Saturday, 7th May at 'Providence' Baptist Church, Cheltenham, in thankfulness to God for sustaining the Bible League for 130 years.  Rev Neil Pfeiffer chaired the meeting and Rev Pooyan Mehrshahi...

Anglican Futures:  Of Frogs & Fish Part 2

Anglican Futures: Of Frogs & Fish Part 2

Anglican Futures “Of Frogs & Fish” Part Two 1. We are not dualists  Dualism is the idea that physical things are separate from spiritual things. It has a long and ignoble pedigree.  Jesus was clear in his teaching. Physical and spiritual things are linked; “If...

Uxbridge Court Finds Pastor Sherwood Innocent

Uxbridge Court Finds Pastor Sherwood Innocent

Uxbridge Court Finds Pastor Sherwood Innocent Special Report by Roland Parsons That any police force would attempt to criminalise the Bible message on Christian Marriage should be a wake-up call to Christians in Britain. At Uxbridge, the constituency of the Prime...

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process: Peter Sanlon

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon “Dissertation Concerning the Nature of True Virtue” As we make our pilgrimage through this world we need to be alert to the ways our sense of what is good and right can be distorted by the complexity of our hearts.  The...

Memorial Service for Prince Philip

Memorial Service for Prince Philip

Memorial Service for Prince Philip The memorial service for the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was held at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, 29 March.  Approximately 1,800 people gathered for the forty-minute service.  His funeral, held during Covid restrictions...

Banner of Truth Conference Dates Set

Banner of Truth Conference Dates Set

Banner of Truth UK Conference Dates Set The Banner of Truth Conference has been scheduled for April 25 — April 28th.  The theme for this year is, “Communion with God.”   Announced speakers are; David Campbell, Minister at North Preston Evangelical Church in Preston,...

MPs Debate Gender-Specfic Religious Persecution

MPs Debate Gender-Specfic Religious Persecution

MPs Debate Gender-Specific Religious Persecution Persecution of Christian Women & Girls An Ongoing Problem MPs debated the ongoing problem of the persecution of Christian women and girls on 17 March.   Northern Ireland MP, Jim Shannon (DUP) spoke first.  He said,...

Pilgrim’s Process:  Evidence

Pilgrim’s Process: Evidence

Pilgrim’s Process By the Revd Dr Peter Sanlon Evidence There are many evidences that the claims of scripture are true and reliable. Given the many reasons we have in our pilgrimage to doubt and fear for the future— it is good we are reminded of them. We recall the...

Anglican Futures: Learning from Moses

Anglican Futures: Learning from Moses

Anglican Futures Learning from Moses There are few if any experiences that better define Christian discipleship than accepting powerlessness. Only newborns come into The Kingdom and only little children inhabit it.  Helplessness in the face of sin, foolishness in the...

Campaigner Seeks Relief after London Censure

Christian Concern Reports Campaigner Seeks Legal Relief after London Censure Christian Hacking, 31, an employee of the Centre for Bio-ethical Reform UK (CBR UK) has sought legal relief from the Administrative High Court. In October 2019, Mr Hacking, while leading a...

Boys’ Brigade Produces Ukraine Conflict Resources

Boys’ Brigade Produces Ukraine Conflict Resources

Boys’ Brigade Produces Ukraine Conflict Resources  The Boys’ Brigade has launched a special set of new programme resources to support and equip children and young people to explore the current conflict in Ukraine.  Over the last week, children and young people across...

National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Scheduled

National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Scheduled

National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Scheduled “Serving the Common Good” The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast for 2022 has been scheduled for Tuesday, 5 July in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament.  The event will commence at 07:30 and end by 09:00....

A Little Good News from Morley

A Little Good News from Morley Morley Community Church, a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches (EFCC) was recently given a boost when the Trustees of the Zion Independent Church in Morley transferred to it their building and cemetery.  The...

2022 AGM of the Essex, Suffolk, & Norfolk TBS

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk Auxiliary of the Trinitarian Bible Society.      By Philip Lievesley On Saturday 5th February 2022 Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church hosted the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Essex, Suffolk, and...