Resignation from the Office of Chaplain to the Queen

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden: I think it quite likely that on Sunday 22nd of January, BBC Radio 4 will announce on the Sunday programme, that I have resigned my position as a chaplain to the Queen. In an interview with them recorded for the programme, I said that I didn’t want to discuss the matter on air, because I didn’t want the important discussion about the mistaken syncretism in St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow on the Feast of the Epiphany, to be obscured by events in my life. But since it is likely to...

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CI News: 20 January 2017

Jan 20, 2017 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Campaigner defends life from conception on BBC Breakfast Labour Peer makes U-turn over gambling reforms Over 200 million Christians persecuted or killed for their faith last year ‘I’m allergic to my husband but God is our rock’ In the news this week: A campaigner defends the sanctity of life on national television, the architect of liberal gambling laws in the UK wants new safeguards and a woman who is allergic to her husband says God is her...

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The funeral of Mike Ovey

Jan 20, 2017 by

The funeral of Mike Ovey will be held at Enfield Evangelical Free Church on Monday 23 January 2017 at 1.00pm. This will be a chance for Mike’s family, close friends, colleagues and local community to celebrate his life. We are aware that a much larger group, including former students and the wider church network, will want to give thanks for Mike’s life and work. A wider thanksgiving service will take place at a larger venue in the coming months. Details to follow. The family have asked for no...

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CI News: 13 January 2017

Jan 13, 2017 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Opposing same-sex marriage ‘un-British and homophobic’ 18,000 respond to Sunday school plans, forcing Govt caution Legalising assisted suicide would feed society’s fear of disability, says disabled peer Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill College, dies aged 58 In the news this week: Opposing same-sex marriage is ‘un-British’, MPs are told, Christians prompt Government caution over plans to monitor Sunday schools, and tributes are paid to Christian...

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CI News: 6 January 2017

Jan 6, 2017 by

Featured stories Bible-believing Christians could be hit by Extremism Bill Critics slam Welsh smacking plans, after Westminster move Gambling addiction is like a cancer, says addict Twins born at 23 weeks celebrate first birthday In the news this week: The UK’s terror watchdog highlights the potential impact on Christians of the Government’s extremism plans, critics slam proposals to ban smacking in Wales and a gambling addict shares his harrowing...

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CI News: 23 December 2016

Dec 23, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: Featured stories Govt considers ‘Equality Oath’ for public officers Suspected car bomb driven into Australian Christian group’s HQ Ashers prepare for Supreme Court appeal bid New report: Marie Stopes abortion clinics unsafe and uncaring In the news this week: Public office holders could be forced to take an ‘equality oath’, Ashers Baking Company prepares for the Supreme Court, And one of the UK’s biggest abortion providers is found to have failed on basic safety...

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