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Faith leaders have hailed the switch to online worship and communication as they recalled the “enormous challenge” they faced having to close religious buildings in the UK’s first lo...

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was cut with a knife near a church in Milton Keynes.  Thames Valley Police say that on 13th March, a man was walking down an alleyway besi...

The review into the behaviour of former vicar Jonathan Fletcher at Emmaunel Church Wimbledon and the handling of allegations will be released on Tuesday 23rd March.  The report will be published ...

The Bishop of Carlisle has been dealt an "informal rebuke" by the Archbishop of York after submitting a character reference for a colleague who pled guilty to abusing children.&nbs...

Rt Rev Pete Broadbent, the Bishop of Willesden in north west London, has announced he is going to retire in September.  Bishop Pete, who took on the role in 2001, has volunteered to stand down a ...

Church leaders from seven denominations have argued that the Government's plan to increase the UK's nuclear warheads "takes us in a worrying and wholly wrong direction." In documents...

At least 3.7 million people have watched The Church of England's national online services during the last year. Since the coronavirus restrictions on places of worship were introduced, the organis...

A church minister is calling on the Home Secretary to show "compassion, decency and common sense" in the case of a 13-year-old boy facing deportation. Giorgi Kakava, 13, was three when he fl...

Sir Elton John has accused the Vatican of hypocrisy after it declared the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions. The Vatican's orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fai...

The Catholic Bishop of Lancaster has welcomed the call for a public inquiry into the proposal to open a deep mine at Whitehaven.  Rt Rev Paul Swarbrick said: "The issue seems to have a doubl...

Rev Canon Dr John Polkinghorne, a distinguished academic and Anglican priest, has died in Cambridge.  Polkinghorne spoke intelligently about science and faith, being an expert in quantum phy...

A Glasgow priest challenging the Scottish government's blanket ban on public worship is to have his arguments heard in court. Canon Tom White, supported by human rights group ADF UK, has joined wi...

Churches in Scotland will be opening earlier than originally planned, on Friday 26th March. They were due to open on Monday 5th April, a day after Easter Sunday.  Announcing a number of changes t...

A pastor from one of the largest churches in Northern Ireland has said he faced threats after choosing to reopen his church building. Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast welcomed congregants ...

Archbishop Justin Welby has yet to comment on the revelation that he officiated over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's vows three days before their royal wedding at Windsor Castle. Accord...

A French church that was at the heart of one of Europe's first Covid-19 superspreader events has finally reopened its building. In February 2020, the Christian Open Door Church held a prayer confe...

An Irish priest has been caught on camera accidentally blaring out a rap song over the church PA while hosting a live-streamed service.  Fr Pat of the Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish in County&...

Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury officiated a marriage ceremony between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle three days before the royal wedding. In her interview with Oprah Wi...

The first black woman to become a deacon in the Church of England has spoken of her desire to serve her parish as she fights to save her job and home. Rev Yvonne Clarke, a mother-of-three who became a...

Pope Francis has called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Islamic extremists. The call came as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic c...