UK Church

What Is Whitsun? Everything You Need To Know About The Festival

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Whitsun, also known as Whit Sunday or Whit, is the name given to the celebration of Pentecost in the UK. The name is a contraction of White Sunday. Th...

Homophobe's Church Could Soon Be Full Of Gay Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A pastor who brandished signs reading "Jesus would stone homos" outside his church in Harlem is being challenged in the best way possible. David M...

This Star Wars Themed Church Service Took Fan Fervor To An Epic New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK

A church in Berlin has doubled its audience on Sunday by putting on a Star Wars themed Christian service for fans. Star Wars fans were invited to a...

'Tide Is Turning' For Christianity In Britain, Justin Welby Says

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he believes the “tide is turning in this country” for the Church. After years of falling church atte...

Depression, the Church and 'Selfish Culture'

David Taylor | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Taylor

You see, I grew up in a church for most of my life, apart from a few 'wilderness years' that all Christians seems to wander through in a Pilgrims Progress kind of way. Having always been in a church or Christian environment I have an idea as to what I think a Pastor should look like. Kind, patient, wise, understanding, slow to judge etc.

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

Why Faith Is a Solution Not a Problem

Daniel Singleton | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Daniel Singleton

In the light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, it might not seem the best time for this blog about the positive nature of faith; I did pen in before the most recent incidents. However, on the other hand maybe this is just the right time to put out this opinion, to exercise freedom of expression, in favour of faith. No one should be cowed into a corner at a time like this unable to express thought and opinion.

All Welcome to the Table This Easter

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

The church is rightly finding its voice again, calling for example at this election time for a "fresh moral vision". A vision where people are paid a decent living wage for the work they do, where the vulnerable are cared for and respected. Where government institutions treat people as people not numbers on a balance sheet.

'House of Cards' Meets 'The West Wing': The Moment When Frank Underwood Tried to Outdo Jed Bartlet

Dan Einav | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Einav

Television shows (and all fiction) that examine and demonstrate the complexity of human emotions, alongside an engaging narrative, are, in my opinion, always the most intriguing and enduring; Frank Underwood's theatrics and his brutal ruthlessness wears thin after a while.

Stand Up History- Luton

Paul McGarrity | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

Not cool Luton, not cool! I expect this kind of behaviour from Coventry (though it's understandable from Coventry, they had a tricky 1941 and I don't think they got enough hugs when they were a hamlet), but I thought more of you!

What Do the Bishops Know About Politics? More Than You'd Think...

Angus Ritchie | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Angus Ritchie

The people working hardest for charity and justice at home tend to think those same values should shape our treatment of all the world's citizens. This Pastoral Letter invites us to recognise in each of our fellow humans the image of God. It is credible because the Church is not just saying these things. In England's poorest communities, it is living them out.

About the Church and Mental Health

Dr Kate Middleton | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Middleton

Should the church really get involved in supporting people with mental health problems - or would they be better focused on signposting people to 'more appropriate' sources of support?

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

Syria's Refugees Not Hoping for a White Christmas This Year

Matthew Frost | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Matthew Frost

Only a week ago, I sat squashed into a tent filled with a family of fourteen Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon - surprised that even that much body heat could not thaw the freezing cold I felt...

Inquisition: The Church and Gaming

John Fletcher | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech
John Fletcher

In the game you play as 'The Inquisitor' charged with safeguarding the realms against the emerging power of evil, dragons and all. It's a simple enough story, though I'm doing injustice to the finer details, and is easy to explain thanks to a reliance on established fantasy norms and one suprisingly prominent gaming one.

Lucy Sherriff

The Christian Students Giving Religion A 'Tolerance' Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

Jessica Elgot

'I Need To Be Fully Accepted Or Not At All'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

Some Post-Synod Considerations: Catholicism, Gender and Ritual Ambiguity

Nick Fouche | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

The Vatican synod treating of 'Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization' has now come and gone. Recommendations by various b...

Church for the Godless

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Jesus and I have been separated a few years now. Well, we're divorced actually. Now, I know that whenever a marriage fails it's always the other person's fault and I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I had really, really tried to make it work. In the end, it was his moody silence that finished it off for me; all those years of absence...

Voyage, Quest, Inspired: Sunday in Oxbridge

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

The withered leaves collected at my feet. Autumn is beautiful here, yes, absolutely. I gazed, aimlessly and still, at the meadows, the buildings, the river, and the bridge. Time flies, and I was to leave this fantastical world.

Cameron Hails Synod Vote On Women Bishops As 'Great Day For Equality'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the General Synod's decision to back legislation allowing women bishops in the Church of England. Following the ...

Hallelujah! Church Of England Endorses Women Bishops (And Not Before Time)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

The Church of England has finally endorsed women bishops, after years of bitter struggle, as the General Synod gave the legislation a resounding major...

Christians Know That We Don't Live in a Christian Society

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

As a Christian I am always pleased when someone comes out of the closet and admits that they are a Christian, but it was with very mixed feelings that I read David Cameron's admission of faith. He seems rather muddled about what Christianity means and there are reasons to think that his declaration has a rather different motive.

Eleven Reasons Why Jesus Is Not Coming Back

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

Some very persuasive religious group hustlers banged on my door, aggressively, and were even more fierce with their finger and tongue wagging telling me, 'Jesus is coming'. Now, I have no qualms about anyone's beliefs and I give anyone their right to their beliefs but I don't go knocking on their doors telling them, 'No he f***ing isn't."