Religion (UK)

7 Short and beautiful prayers for each day of the week by St. John Fisher

He wrote these prayers for his sister while imprisoned in the Tower of London.<p>During the reign of King Henry VIII, Bishop John Fisher was a fierce …

Henry Viii

Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

<b>The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month.</b><p>The report is expected to be highly critical of the Church.<p>Abuse allegations involving dead and retired clergy were left out of a 2010 …

Church of England

Pagan paradise: Glastonbury without the festival

The druid groups are always falling out with each other. It’s all a bit People’s Front of Judea<p>It’s very difficult to buy an ordinary pair of trousers. But you can go to the neighbouring village for that<p>‘Summer here is something to behold,” says Kevin Mitchell from behind the counter of Knight’s, …

Glastonbury

Decades of haunting loss, love and rage: There are growing calls for an official apology to the 500,000 unmarried mothers forced to give up their babies for adoption in the 1960s

• <b>Jenny Satchell was 13 years old when she became pregnant after being raped</b>• <b><br>Her mother arranged for her to go to a home for unmarried mothers and …

Sociology

News Daily: Airbus fears, Commons gagging and Melania's jacket

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>'Dawning reality' of Brexit<p>Aviation giant Airbus, which employs about 14,000 people at 25 sites in the UK, is warning it could leave the country altogether if no Brexit deal is reached. With the clock ticking and no agreement so far, the European aircraft …

Church of England

'Hamilton' star says he received hundreds of death threats after Mike Pence message

"Hamilton" star Brandon Victor Dixon went viral after footage of his post-show address to Vice President Mike Pence surfaced in 2016.<p>The actor also received "hundreds and hundreds" of death threats, Dixon revealed in a Monday appearance on the Michelle Collins Show on SiriusXM.<p>"I mean, everybody …

Mike Pence

Bradford police investigating after man in van 'pulled up near school and asked child to get in'

Police were called after reports that a man in a van pulled up near a school and asked a child to get in.<p>The incident happened in Oakenshaw, …

Crime

The King and the Catholics by Antonia Fraser review – the emancipation 1829

Fraser is excellent on Ireland. She writes beautifully, and she includes just the right amount of smut<p>Antonia Fraser’s last history book was about the “perilous question” of parliamentary reform in 1832. <i>The King and the Catholics</i> takes on the “abominable question” of Catholic emancipation three …

Books

Peel Cathedral: Vandals target grounds of Isle of Man cathedral

<b>A continued spate of vandalism at the Isle of Man's cathedral has been condemned by police.</b><p>A force spokesman said vandals have sprayed graffiti in various locations around the grounds of Peel Cathedral in recent days.<p>Last week that a prominent sculpture was broken, turf damaged and other items …

Church of England

REVEALED

THERE have been tears and plenty of cheers at another heartwarming Warrington Guardian School Awards.<p>Celebrating the hardworking teachers, students …

Education

First female bishop appointed to Bristol

<b>A new bishop selected for Bristol will become the first woman to take on the role in the city.</b><p>The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull will become the 57th Bishop of Bristol after being appointed by Her Majesty the Queen.<p>The current Dean of York will be consecrated bishop at a service at St Paul's …

Church of England

Thoughts on the King of the Jungle and the World Council of Churches

As our colleague Christopher White was on the ground in Geneva on Thursday covering Pope Francis’s visit to the World Council of Churches, Inés San …

Christianity

The Tudors Season 4 Episode 9

The King has not felt well since returning from France and he feels there is much about the current state of his realm to make him unhappy. One major …

Church of England

Meghan Markle's Secret Baptism and Prince Louis' Christening Share a Special Connection

Prince Louis is following in his new aunt, Meghan Markle’s footsteps.<p>When the royal baby is christening on July 9, his service will be held at the …

Royal Family

The lowdown on royal christenings

As the Windsors prepare for Prince Louis’s christening, here is a look at what to expect from a royal baptism:<p><b>– They are usually private</b><p>Christenings …

Church of England

Rico Tice on why he stepped down from the archbishop's evangelism group: 'I have a different religion'

Rico Tice, the well-known evangelist, has said he has a 'different religion' to the bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, after the bishop affirmed …

Church of England

Here's what the public really thought of Bishop Michael Curry's sermon

Theos, the think tank that explores the place of religion in British society, has commissioned some research to explore the attitude of the British …

Faith

I’m a Biblical Scholar. It’s Clear That Jeff Sessions Needs a Bible Lesson

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible to defend a biblically indefensible immigration policy. He cited Romans 13 for the …

Christianity

BREAKING: Theresa May blasts Donald Trump holding child immigrants in cages as 'disturbing and wrong'

Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, which has seen hundreds of children separated from their parents and …

Donald Trump

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise: The Beautiful Unordinary

AS A CHILD growing up on the island of Jamaica, it seemed to me that people, especially women, were always singing hymns as they went about their …

Literature

The Significance of the Chapel Where Prince Louis Will Be Christened

Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced that Prince Louis will be welcomed into the Church of England on July 9 at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, London. His godparents are expected to be announced the morning of the event.<p>Built in the 1500s by King Henry VIII, the Chapel Royal has …

Fashion

A pillar of faith

<b>Churchgoers and historians cherish the long lifespan of Trinity Oxford Church, and continue to make new discoveries.</b><p><i>Church of England services were</i> …

Philadelphia

40% of faith schools favour religious children of any denomination

Nearly half of England’s secondary faith schools prioritise religious families – of any denomination – over the non-religious, according to new …

Religion

Primary school considers buying washing machine to help struggling parents

A primary school could buy a washing machine to help parents who cannot afford to keep their children’s clothes clean.<p>At St Paul’s Church of England …

Washing Machines

School may install washing machine for kids whose parents can't afford to keep uniform clean

A Midlands school is debating whether to install a washing machine for disadvantaged pupils whose parents can't afford to keep uniform clean.<p>St …

Washing Machines

The bank branch that looks nothing like a bank | Financial Times

What is the future of the bank branch?<p>It’s a question I’ve asked here before, and it always generates sackloads of letters and emails — especially …

Financial Conduct Authority

When the prince went to Jerusalem

As Prince Charles tours the Middle East this week, he will be once again following in the footsteps of one of his predecessors in the role. But while …

Middle East

Was your car cleaned by a slave? A new app in the U.K. tries to answer.

One of the less visible but most pernicious evils in our contemporary world is modern slavery, together with the associated cross-border trafficking …

Church of England

Ex priest and toyboy husband to go on Jeremy Kyle

A former priest from Eastry and his young husband will appear on an episode of Jeremy Kyle on Thursday.<p>Retired clergyman Philip Clements 79, and …

Kent

'Don't give up the fight,' campaigners urge Ripley residents in battle for school's future

Campaigners have put up signs in Ripley as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the local primary school from closure.<p>A formal consultation on …

Surrey (UK)