Christianity and Churches

Newman’s prayers asked at ecumenical evensong in the University Church where he was Vicar

ST JOHN HENRY NEWMAN’s critical attitude, first, to the Roman Catholic Church, and then to the Church of England, could help both Communions grow closer together, the RC Archbishop of Birmingham, the ...[Read More]

Cornish artist paints Last Judgement mural

A CORNISH artist has painted a life-sized mural inside the church hall near his home in memory of his late wife.The artist, Colin Pethick, painted his contemporary take on the Last Judgement in the ha...[Read More]

UK news in brief

University chapel joins Prayer Book SocietyTHE chapel of St Anselm Hall on the Victoria Park campus of Manchester University has become the first university chapel to become a corporate member of the ...[Read More]

Church urges night-shelter workers to look out for signs of modern slavery

STAFF and volunteers at night shelters in the UK are being told to look out for signs of modern slavery and raise concerns with the Modern Slavery Helpline.Hundreds of “Let’s Talk” posters listing the...[Read More]

Sentamu lobbies Government for ‘one over-arching body’ to power Yorkshire economy

THE Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, has led a delegation to Westminster to press the case for an over-arching body responsible for the economy of the whole of Yorkshire. He was accompanied by the lead...[Read More]

Knife-crime summit held outside Manchester Cathedral

A VIGIL was held outside Manchester Cathedral on Tuesday night to draw attention to rising levels of knife crime, days after three people were stabbed at the city’s Arndale Centre. The vigil was follo...[Read More]

Big Issue seller featured as York Minster gargoyle

FOR centuries, the grotesque carvings adorning the exterior of York Minster have been based on real or imagined characters of their times, from medieval monks to today’s tradesmen. The latest figure o...[Read More]

Religious hate-crime offences in the UK on the rise, says report

RELIGIOUS hate-crime has increased more than twice as fast as other forms since 2015, a report by the Commission for Countering Extremism says. The report, Challenging Hateful Extremism, published las...[Read More]

God helped me walk the Western Front Way, says pensioner

ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA Alan Rutter, who walked the 610-mile Western Front Way through First World War battlefields to raise money for the Royal Hospital Chelsea Alan Rutter, who walked the 610-mile We...[Read More]

Enquirers’ courses are attended mainly by churchgoers, statistics suggest

ONE third of Church of England churches run enquiry and “Christian basics” courses and two-thirds of these report that their courses are attended mainly by people who already go to church, new statist...[Read More]

Last Sunday after Trinity

JUSTO GONZÁLEZ recounts the story of the Sunday-school teacher who ended a study of our Gospel reading by praying, “Lord, we thank you that we have your Word and your Church, and that therefore we are...[Read More]

Kurds bitter at US withdrawal, says priest

THE Turkish military offensive in northern Syria, launched days after the United States announced that it was withdrawing from the region, has vindicated the Kurdish belief that “We have no friends bu...[Read More]