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April 2018
News > Society

Society – Britain ditching marriage

Marriage is less popular in England and Wales than at any time since records began in 1862, as statistics reflect the sad story of what is happening within our nation. Statistics for opposite-sex marriages in 2015, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 28 February 2018, show that only 2.17 per cent…

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April 2018
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Society – Widespread loneliness

Loneliness is the biggest issue across communities in the UK, research by Church Urban Fund and the Church of England has found. A survey carried out among 1,094 Anglican church leaders, conducted in September and October 2017, revealed that while churches have been instrumental in building communities and doing charitable work, the biggest challenge…

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April 2018
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Society – Sex education ‘blinds us’

Sex education could be one of the factors behind the increasing levels of childlessness in the UK, Norman Wells has said. The director of the Family Education Trust told the Daily Mail there were many reasons why people might be refraining from having children earlier on in their lives, with economic pressures being high…

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April 2018
News > Youth

Youth – Holiday Bible Club

On 12-16 February during the half-term break, Thornton Heath Evangelical Church hosted its annual holiday Bible club. This year it was run by two of the church’s new apprentices, with lots of support from the church family, who made decorations, lead teams of children, and even provided breakfast. Over the week, the children were…

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April 2018
News > Church news

Church news – New home for Cromer Baptist Church

When the Lord answers prayer after five or six years of looking to him for guidance and clear pathways, it is a time of gratitude and gladness.  The congregation of Cromer Baptist Church in Norfolk are rejoicing that they are now worshipping in a different, more suitable building, thanks to the help of the…

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April 2018
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Church news – Induction at Westgate Chapel, Bury St Edmunds

150 people joined the members of Westgate Chapel, Bury St Edmunds, to celebrate and praise God at the induction service for Gareth Russell on Saturday 27 January. Gareth was called to the ministry at Westgate after training at Oak Hill College and serving as assistant pastor of Trinity Road Chapel (TRC) in Wandsworth Common.…

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April 2018
News > Church news

Church news – Induction at Eastney Evangelical Church

After more than three years without a pastor, Eastney Evangelical Church (EEC), Portsmouth, has welcomed Chris Thomas to the pastorate. He served as an officer in the Royal Navy for nearly 22 years, spending some time based at the nearby Eastney Barracks. His naval background is highly relevant in the historic naval city of…

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April 2018
News > Church news

Church news – Interim pastor for Caergwrle

Stuart Olyott, long-term friend and supporter of Evangelical Times, has accepted a unanimous invitation to be a part-time interim pastor at Caergwrle Evangelical Church. The little fellowship is situated in a village of about 1,700 people, situated almost six miles west of Wrexham, near the villages of Hope and Abermorddu. According to Mr Olyott,…

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April 2018
News > Church news

Church news – Edward Connor legal service

Legal help for evangelical churches will be given a fillip this year after the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) launches its Edward Connor organisation. Named after the founder of the FIEC, Edward Joshua Poole-Connor (EJPC), the organisation will be a separate charity, although linked to the FIEC in its governance. The FIEC is…

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April 2018
News > Mission

Mission – Free coffee witness

The Free Church in Govan has announced the joint venture of launching a free café with Street Connect, a Scottish charity that helps the marginalised and disadvantaged within society. Street Connect works in partnership with a range of local and national organisations. Their current services include street work, drop-in cafes, one-to-one consultations, group work…

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Mission – Pregnancy Advice Salisbury

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April 2018
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Mission – Pregnancy Advice Salisbury

Registration has been given for Pregnancy Advice Salisbury (PAS) to allow it to be fully operational and open for business. PAS is a Christian service aimed at supporting women and their families through crisis pregnancy. It was formally opened by Dr Joel Beeke and his wife Mary Beeke in the city of Salisbury in…

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April 2018
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Ministry – Plant and flourish

Pastors thinking of planting a church are being offered the chance to attend a course set up by London Seminary. The Plant Course is designed to equip and encourage church planters in their work. It combines solid theological principles with practical instruction and the encouragement of experienced planters. Bill James, principal of London Seminary,…

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