UK News

  • August 22, 2007

    In a move that will reclaim some of the ground that is typically occupied by conservative Christians, Gay Catholics are to focus on the idea of 'family'.

  • August 15, 2007

    The new leaders of the Methodist Church have launched a weblog to create a conversation with them among grassroots Christians during their year in office. The Rev Martyn Atkins, President of the Conference, and Vice President Ms Ruby Beech, will use the weblog to open their thoughts for comment.

  • August 15, 2007

    While some members of the Church of England appear ready to expel or de-Christianise each other over different views on sexuality, others are trying to talk together - using the medium of social networking site Facebook. But not many so far.

  • August 14, 2007

    A rallying call to encourage Christians to 'do more, do it together, do it in word and action' throughout 2008 has already been accepted over 630 communities across the UK, reports the Evangelical Alliance.

  • August 13, 2007

    St Peter's, a 10th century Church of England church building at Barton-upon-Humber in north-east England, has reopened after a £600,000 makeover. It is now an international centre for the study of human remains, and a significant visitor attraction.

  • August 12, 2007

    A former Tory Cabinet Minister, who has been in jail himself, has challenged the Keswick Convention, a major UK evangelical rally, to get involved in the effort to transform the country's failing prison system.

  • August 11, 2007

    Church leaders in Manchester are calling a meeting with community leaders and other agencies to discuss what many see as a worrying growth of gun crime in the region. But the issue remains one of credibility and practical alternatives

  • August 10, 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to request the return of five former British residents being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the US military base on the island of Cuba.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, whose diocese includes rural areas, has promised the support of the church to the farming communities involved in the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.