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A group of church leaders has said it will sue the government over its decision to close churches in the new lockdown set to begin on Thursday.  Seventy-one church leaders have signed the pre-act...

Senior clergy members say they were not consulted over provisions for a second national lockdown and will write to the Government to question why "certain exemptions" have not been made. The...

US megachurch pastor Samuel Rodriguez has praised Donald Trump for valuing input for faith leaders more than the past two American presidents.  Pastor Rodriguez, senior Pastor of New Season Chris...

As of Friday 30th October, one church and its supportive community has served 5,000 meals for free to people in need over the last six months.  Great Lumley Methodist Church near Durham started t...

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot on Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, police said. He has been named locally as Fr Nikolaos Kakovelakis.  The priest, a Gre...

England’s Catholic Church has strongly criticised the Government for banning communal worship in the country’s new lockdown, saying such gatherings have been a great help to the nation&rsq...

There will be no church services for just under a month, starting from Thursday 5th November and due to end Wednesday 2nd December.  The Prime Minister did not mention Places of Worship in his Do...

Mourners have lit candles and prayed silently to honour three people killed in a knife attack at a church, as France heightened security at potential targets amid outrage over its defence of cartoons ...

A fifth person has been charged with the murder of a man outside a church. Lewis Peake, 21, of James Street in Little Lever, Bolton, was charged with joint enterprise murder and conspiracy to rob foll...

Peterborough Cathedral is encouraging its visitors to confront the emotion toll Covid has had on their lives through displays and Bible verses to respond with.  The Cathedral has created a 'p...

This Sunday the Bishop of London will speak about the Christian hope in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  Rt Revd Sarah Mullally will lead the Church of England's online weekly service ...

Christian leaders have written to the Welsh Government seeking guarantees that churches will not be forced to close again should further lockdowns be introduced in Wales. Churches are banned from host...

Pope Francis is to halt his public general audiences and limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican. Starting next week, Fran...

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that he will more than double the number of soldiers deployed to protect against terror attacks after three people were killed at a church in Nice. Mr Ma...

The elders of the Crowded House Church in Sheffield have apologised over the behaviour of former leader Steve Timmis. They've responded to an independent inquiry which has found "evidence of ...

French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating a knife attack at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice that killed three people and wounded several others at a time when French authorit...

A farmer who was passionate about church has had his own drive-in funeral on a sports field where he played football as a young man. Peter Cole, 80, died suddenly at home in Sibton in Suffolk on 20th ...

Pope Francis' decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church's path through the coron...

A girl has made her priest laugh by giving him a high five as he reached his hand out to bless her. At what appears to be a traditional Catholic service celebrating first Holy Communion, the priest ho...

A pastor in Wales has said the Welsh government ordering places of worship to close to the public during lockdown is neither moral nor legal, after police interrupted and ended his Sunday evening serv...