The decline of religion accelerates when Christians hide their faith

In the US you have to be religious to be elected, in the UK you increasingly have to pretend not to be It was odd, a few days ago, to hear Theresa May inform the House of Commons that Easter (rather than Christmas) is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Odd not just because this is such a basic point but because it’s … Continue reading The decline of religion accelerates when Christians hide their faith

The Silverliners Club had a great time this week having lunch at John and Edna’s. The Silverliners is a fantastic social event that happens once a month aimed predominantly at the retired (although open to anyone). There are services tomorrow in our benefice with a fantastic and reflective talk, with hymns and followed by coffee and biscuits. If you want to join our friendly and … Continue reading

Christians are at risk of being driven out of the Holy Land

Taken from the Guardian – written by Patriarch Theophilos III Today, 7 January, is Christmas, according to the Orthodox Christian cale ndar. And Orthodox Christians are keeping the feast in the Holy Land, where Christmas – and Christianity – began. Much attention has been paid recently to political decisions recognising Jerusalem in one light or another. The media attention highlights the seemingly intractable political struggle here. But as well … Continue reading Christians are at risk of being driven out of the Holy Land