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  Churches and other places of worship are not just for the faithful but can play a vital role in our recovery from the pandemic, according to new research from the University of York. More than ...

A Christian pastor, held in police detention in the Southeast Asian country of Laos for a year, has been spared jail after he was made to sign documents swearing not to preach until 2022.  A cour...

One of the Church of England's largest churches has been given access to part of a £2.5m grant for mission in Brighton and Hove. St Peter's in Brighton, which was born out of London'...

The Dean of St Paul's says tough decisions are having to be made about the cathedral's future.  Very Rev David Ison is urging people to support the building which is facing a financial cr...

Religious Education allows pupils to enter a rich discourse about the religious and non-religious traditions that have shaped Britain and the world, according to a new report by Ofsted. It says RE ena...

Three in ten young people say wedding costs are a reason for not marrying, although 87 per cent want to.  The Marriage Foundation, a Christian organisation that encourages all people of all faith...

Rev Megan Rohrer has become the first openly transgender pastor to be appointed as a bishop in any major Christian denomination in the US.  The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) elect...

A Palestinian Christian living in Jerusalem is urging Christians and the Church to speak out against the violence engulfing the region. Dr Salim Munayer was speaking to Premier in a week that airstrik...

Pope Francis has returned to doing audiences with the faithful in person after a nearly six-month interruption due to Covid-19. Francis greeted several hundred socially distanced and masked visitors i...

 A church in London known as the National Musicians' Church, will be made available to hire for public concerts to help the wellbeing of nearby workers and musicians struggling with the impac...

A Christian chaplain who delivered a talk at a college, encouraging students that they have the right to hold a traditional view on sexuality and marriage, is launching a legal challenge after he was ...

Churches are opening their doors again in Ireland on Monday after nearly a year of a gathered worship being strictly prohibited.  Church buildings will be allowed to have services again from 10th...

Vicars are used to caring for their flock - but this church is looking after real sheep alongside its congregation. St Mary's Church in Brading on the Isle of Wight initially welcomed six sheep to...

Catholic priests in Germany have announced they plan to defy the Vatican rules and publicly bless homosexual marriages. Last month, the Vatican´s office for orthodoxy, the Congregation for the D...

The Church of Scotland has decided to sell its shares in oil and gas companies.  Christian charities Christian Aid, Eco-congregation Scotland and Operation Noah have welcomed the divestment and c...

Legislation which could pave the way for same sex marriage in the Church of Scotland is to be debated at its General Assembly later this month. The Church of Scotland has been considering the issue fo...

The Bishop of Hertford says the world's wealthiest countries have a moral obligation to help vaccinate their poorer neighbours. Rt Rev Dr Michael Beasley was speaking to Premier as the G7 group of...

Several church denominations have hit out at plans to reform the asylum system, claiming they “lack humanity and respect for human dignity”. Organisations have joined together in urgi...

The murder of St Thomas Becket 850 years ago was a “John F Kennedy moment” that remains relevant in an age of Brexit, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say on Wednesday. Becket was cut dow...

The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend John Davies, has retied after serving as Archbishop of Wales for four years and as Bishop of Swansea and Brecon for 13 years. In his outgoing video message, ...