UK News

  • December 15, 2004

    Gay clergy and laity in the Church of England have sent the Archbishop of Canterbury a severe Christmas message, saying that he has suffered the loss of goodwill and support of many who welcomed his appointment.

  • December 1, 2004

    The Methodist Church in Britain has launched a bold new poster campaign carrying the stark message ëThe Body of Christ has AIDSí. The news comes on World AIDS day which has seen a number of activities and initiatives from churches and Christian groups.

  • November 15, 2004

    The row surrounding the controversial book 'The Lost Message of Jesus' has intensified, threatening splits within Evangelicalism, with a public statement issued by the Evangelical Alliance accusing the author, Rev Steve Chalke, of "avoiding" the "key biblical texts" from which the idea of penal substitution is created.

  • November 8, 2004

    The Bishop of Durham the Rt Rev Tom Wright has launched a rearguard action to preserve the rights of bishops to live in palaces

    Bishop of Durham defends palaces


    The Bishop of Durham the Rt Rev Tom Wright has

  • October 19, 2004

    A unique new coalition launched to fight climate change, and including several Christian agencies, is warning that unless action is taken immediately, human development gains will go 'up in smoke'.

  • October 6, 2004

    Christian relief and development charity World Vision have announced that they have smashed through their 2004 fundraising target of £500,000, with their 24-hour famine initiative.

  • July 21, 2004

    The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Rt Rev John Packer, has become the latest prelate to announce plans to move to more modest accommodation

  • July 5, 2004

    The Methodist Church has issued a statement in support of a compromise amendment to the Children Bill as the row over plans to ban parents from smacking children escalated today ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote.

  • June 22, 2004

    Hopes of a compromise deal between anti-smacking campaigners, including church leaders in the House of Lords, and the Government grew last night.

  • June 17, 2004

    the Church of England is scrutinising the role of bishops and other senior posts in a review which could result in significant cuts and produce more focus on mission.