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News

August 2021
News

Street preacher to appeal arrest and fine

A street preacher arrested in Sutton for preaching on Easter Sunday last year is to appeal a ruling made by the City of London magistrates’ court. In July, a judge ruled it was right for the police to arrest and fine Andrew Sathiyavan, 46, for breaking Covid regulations by street preaching on Easter Sunday.…

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Article

August 2021
Articles

Don’t grieve your elders or cause division as you exit the lockdown

The lifting of all the remaining coronavirus restrictions on places of worship in England is to be welcomed. But let us also remember our fellow believers in other parts of the UK, where the situation is – at the time of going to press – different. Bear in mind, although the legal restrictions may…

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Review

July 2021
Reviews > Book

Hope in Hard Times: Ninety biblical meditations to strengthen the heart

This book was written day by day through the first Covid lockdown. Each page is like a pastoral visit, with a biblical meditation to encourage the reader. There are some books you are glad to have for the sake of one page that blessed you, even one sentence. This book has multiple pages like…

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News

July 2021
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Case dropped against Christian volunteer who helped the homeless

Prosecutors have dropped their case against a Christian volunteer who helped the homeless during the lockdown. Jan Niedojadlo, 56, from Taunton was fined £60 by Avon and Somerset Police in early April 2020 for telling homeless people where they could get food during lockdown and for preaching from the Bible. The Crown Prosecution Service…

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News

June 2021
News > International

Ireland: Church lockdown ends, but politician calls for ‘conversion therapy’ ban

Churches in the Republic of Ireland have been allowed to restart in-person worship services. Church services were permitted to resume on 10 May after a blanket ban lasting almost a year. While church worship was banned, commercial public venues such as dry cleaners and off-licenses were allowed to open with safety measures in place.…

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May 2021
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Concerns over vaccine passports for churches while worship rules may stretch beyond June

There are growing concerns among church leaders that the government will introduce ‘vaccine passports’ for places of worship and extend restrictions on worship beyond June. A group of church ministers have signed a public letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnston, urging the government not to put churches in that position. The letter has…

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Article

March 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why churches must gather for corporate worship

Qualifications There are scenarios in which there is a convincing case for churches not gathering, for example because of the severity of the health risk if they do gather or because of the vulnerability of a particular congregation as a whole. There are individuals who should not gather because doing so would be recklessly…

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