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Guidance on face coverings and outdoor worship for churches has been updated by the Government. Face coverings are now encouraged in churches, with the guidance saying: “Face coverings are curre...

  Churches protected by Eccessiastical Insurance await the outcome of a case which will see how liable they are for damages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The company which is the ...

A vicar in Devon has embraced a new way to connect with her community during lockdown by opening a cafe in a horsebox. The Rvd. Wiz Slater set up the pop-up outlet in Pinhoe in Exeter where she's ...

Sunday church services are taking place in Scotland for the first time since lockdown began in March. Places of worship were given the green light to reopen for communal prayer and services by the Sco...

Florists, bakers and designers who disagree with same-sex marriage will not be able to refuse service to people on grounds of conscience in Northern Ireland under the country's new marri...

A church in Scotland has been thanked for collecting four and a half tonnes of food for a foodbank during lockdown.  Over 15 weeks, Houston and Killellan Kirk in Renfrewshire provided enough ingr...

The Vatican has told bishops around the world they should report cases of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so. It issued a long-awaited manual for bishops and religious su...

Measures allowing same-sex marriages in churches in Northern Ireland - if priests and ministers have support from their denomination - have become law. It will not be possible to compel churches ...

With the number of unemployed people expected to rise when the furlough scheme ends in October, Premier Christian News spoke to Christians Against Poverty, the debt charity, about how to respond....

Christian disability charity Through the Roof has encouraged churches to make disabled people a high priority as lockdown eases.  Its comments come as a new study revealed a fifth of disable...

Manchester Cathedral held a memorial service on Thursday to honour the lives of those who died to Covid-19 in the Greater Manchester area.  The socially distanced ceremony with only 70 guests did...

As churches begin to reopen across the country, many are finding it difficult to readjust to services that are void of any collective sung worship. As per the most recent government guidelines, congre...

Online church services have proved a huge success for Methodist Central Hall Westminster, with viewing figures far surpassing the number of people they could fit in a single building.  Most churc...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has introduced new changes to how bishops are consecrated to allow for differences in opinion on female bishops.  Normally, a new bishop would have an official servic...

The pastor of a Chinese state-sanctioned church has become the first church leader to attempt to file a lawsuit against the Government after religious management agencies forcibly destroyed ...

A church in Blackburn has said it's praying fervently that the increase in Covid-19 cases will be reversed soon.  The area's public health director warned that Blackburn is facing a &quot...

Popular US pastor Andy Stanley has announced that he will be suspending in-person services at his Atlanta megachurch until next year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus. Stanley is the founder of N...

Peter Maiden, the former international director of Operation Mobilisation (OM) and former chairman of the Keswick Convention, has died at the age of 72. He died from cancer on 14th July. Maiden joined...

Turkey's religious affairs authority has said Christian images in the famous Hagia Sophia will be concealed.  Its statement comes as the country's officials decided to transform Ista...

Westminster Abbey's 11th century sister church St Margaret is set to scrap its Sunday services after 900 years, according to a report in The Times.  The church which is located in Parliament ...