UK News

  • 22 Jan 2009

    In a submission to the Department for Culture Media and Support (DCMS), the British Methodist Church has criticised the Government for ‘irresponsible’ and ‘potentially dangerous’ gambling legislation proposals.

  • 22 Jan 2009

    Ambitions for church unity are unrealistic and are being replaced in practice by local action, national church leaders have said. The heads of the churches responded to questions put to them by the Church Times and the Baptist Times

  • 22 Jan 2009

    Christian leaders and thinkers came together at Methodist Church House in London this week to talk about how the Churches could make a positive contribution to tackling the economic crisis.

  • 22 Jan 2009

    The PM's surprise withdrawal of the Freedom of Information (Parliament) Order, which would have exempted Parliamentary expenses from full disclosure, has been welcomed by campaign group Unlock Democracy.

  • 21 Jan 2009

    A senior black Anglican says the Church of England and the Anglican Communion should grasp the climate of change signalled by Barack Obama's ascendancy, using it to transform their own culture.

  • 21 Jan 2009

    History was be made on Saturday 17 January 2009, as the first woman bishop to serve in a British church took office.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Gordon Brown welcomes President Barack Obama as a "new chapter in the world's history", but a human rights activist says Britain cannot have a black head of state because of the institution of monarchy.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Churches should back concerted efforts to establish secure everyday living for Palestinians and Israelis after the Gaza ceasefire, says the moderator of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    More prayer is needed for Zimbabwe, according to Christian relief agency Tearfund who are supporting local churches to meet the desperate needs of thousands of families in Zimbabwe.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    Church youth groups and schools are being encouraged to test out their green credentials – from how they travel to school to their packed lunch habits – as part of this year’s eco-themed Education Sunday, taking place on Sunday 8th February.