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News

April 2019
News > Church news

CofE Sunday Services no longer compulsory

Weekly Sunday services will no longer be compulsory for Anglican churches after a vote by the Church of England’s ruling body. The General Synod voted to end the law – dating back to 1603 – which required priests to hold a Sunday service in every church they looked after. The change was proposed by…

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June 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Should we celebrate the sabbath on Saturday or Sunday?

Recently hearing a disturbing sermon from an elderly brother, I was constrained to respond to the things he was saying. This is how this article came to be written. He was a dear brother, a good-hearted man, who seems to have been shaken not by old Adventist arguments but by a new group, who…

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June 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

God is no man’s debtor

In the 1960s I was engaged to a young lady whose father was a self-employed mechanic. He purchased a plot of land and obtained permission from the local planning authority to construct a garage complete with car showroom, vehicle repair workshop, MOT testing facility and petrol sales forecourt. He entered into a financial agreement…

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June 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Too busy to rest?

Some time ago, I was talking to some colleagues from the organisation I worked for before I joined Mission Aviation Fellowship. One had come from Australia and said that, because of his work, he spent half his life with his family, and the rest travelling between various countries. After a detailed account of his…

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News

June 2017
News > Politics

Politics – Sunday shopping

Northern Ireland’s family life will suffer if shops in Belfast could open all day on Sundays, the UK’s major shopworkers’ union (USDAW) has warned. Belfast City Council has been holding a consultation on allowing all-day opening on 18 days a year, but John Hannett, general secretary of USDAW, warned workers would come under ‘additional…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Guest column

Can we reclaim the Lord’s Day?

From the very time of creation, the idea of one day in seven being different has been taught us by our Creator's example and precept. Later this was embodied in the Ten Commandments and stressed by the prophets as an indicator of love and obedience to God. Finally, it was transformed by the Lord…

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April 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Why on Sunday

This question can be embarrassing, can't it? Why do you worship on Sunday? Doesn't the Bible say that the 'seventh' day is the time God consecrated for his people? Where does the Bible say that Christians should sanctify the first day of the week rather than the seventh day? It is a good question,…

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