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PRESS RELEASE From Churches Together in England ‘Behind closed doors’
For Immediate Release Friday 23 June 2017 New report calls on Black Pentecostal Churches to do more to tackle the ‘hidden’ scourge of women blighted by human trafficking and modern slavery. ‘Behind closed doors – voices against gender based violence, human trafficking and modern-day slavery’ is a two-year research project that highlights the way domestic servitude and sexual exploitation are sometimes the presenting symptoms of an even worse condition of being trafficked and enslaved in Britain. Women are particularly vulnerable representing more than 50% of those affected. With many victims being of West African descent the report cites challenges and opportunities for the growing Pentecostal congregations peopled and led by West and Central Africans in Britain. Bishop Eric Brown, Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England remarks, “In recent years Pentecostal churches have experienced exponential growth in this country and around the world as communities where people have found solace and a space to thrive. It is important that our churches are aware of the signs of those caught up in this immoral trade and are therefore able to extend the love and care that are imperatives of the Gospel of Jesus Christ”. Among the report’s recommendations are awareness-raising among […]
New General Secretary of Churches Together in England appointed.
The Revd Dr Paul Goodliff has been appointed as the new General Secretary of Churches Together in England. Speaking of his appointment, Paul says, ‘At a time of renewed commitment to the ecumenical process, with a more missional focus to the work as Churches Together in England, I am looking forward immensely to participating in this new chapter of the ecumenical life in England. It is a privilege to be able to offer some leadership to this process, as together CTE serves the churches of this land. I hope to prayerfully encourage the whole church of Jesus Christ to ‘move in the Spirit as we are called to transformative discipleship’, to echo the theme of the very recent WCC Commission for World Mission and Evangelism Conference held in Arusha, Tanzania, and which I attended as a delegate.’ Paul continued, ‘As the ecumenical movement in England embraces the mission of God to make Christ known in word and deed, I am certain we discover more of what that that transformative discipleship means together than when we do so alone, always trusting in the gracious enabling of the Holy Spirit’. The Convenor of CTE’s Board of Trustees, the Revd Ruth Bottoms, said ‘I am delighted […]
National Theological Conference
A Pentecostal and Charismatic Response to the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation The Pentecostal Leaders Forum of Churches Together in England cordially invites you to its National Theological Conference: ‘A Pentecostal and Charismatic Response to the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation’, which will take place from 12.00 noon – 4.30 pm on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Renewal Christian Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2JR. During 2017 protestant churches in Britain and beyond marked the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses protesting against the excesses of the western Church. In conferences and church services the long, complicated and painful process for which Luther’s protest has become symbolic, has highlighted wars, violence, martyrdoms, and the contested spiritual insights that have resulted in the complex denominational Christian church that exists today. This conference will focus on aspects that appear to have had little attention, namely the Radical Reformation of Anabaptists and mapping a route from today’s Pentecostals and Charismatics back to the Reformation. Programme for the day (12.00 noon – 4.30 pm): Chair: Dionne Gravesande Presentation 1: ‘Anabaptism: the often overlooked fundamental contribution to the Reformation’ by Roger Forster, founder and leader of Ichthus Christian Fellowship […]
PRISON HOPE PRISON AWARENESS DAY
Hosts| The Rt Revd James Langstaff, Bishop of Rochester and Bishop to Her Majesty’s Prison and Revd Dr Martyn Atkins. Speakers| The Rt Hon. David Lammy MP Revd Paul Cowley MBE – CEO Caring for Ex-offenders. Mr Roy Crowne – CEO HOPE UK. Mr Peter Holloway – CEO Prison Fellowship. Revd Gordon Newton (Worship). Venue | Methodist Central Hall Westminster Date| 30th January 2018 Time | 10-5pm Cost| £7.00 lunch provided Register | firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile| 07701388893 PROGRAMME Registration & Coffee 9.30-10.00 am Welcome by Hosts 10.00 to 10.30am The Rt Revd James Langstaff – Bishop to Prisons. Prison Hope. And Revd Martyn Atkins. Worship 10.30 -11am Revd Gordon Newton, former Prison Chaplain Plenary 1 11.00 -12pm Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP. The Lammy Review. Tea Break – When you are ready, help yourself. Plenary 2 12-1pm The Revd Paul Cowley MBE. Ex-offenders & Mr Roy Crowne CEO HOPE. Revd David Spademan. Church partnerships in prisons. 1 -1.45pm Lunch (provided) Plenary 3 1.45 – 2.35pm Mr Peter Holloway. CEO Prison Fellowship. Volunteers, Faith and Prison. 2.40-3.15pm. Various Workshops by Prison Charities. 1.Welcome Directory 2. Sycamore Tree. 3. Befriending Ex-offenders 4. Clean Sheet 5. How does the prison system creak at the […]
UK Orthodox and Pentecostal leaders in solidarity with The Persecuted Church
Leaders of Britain’s Eastern and Oriental Orthodox and Pentecostal churches meeting at The Raynors, Harrow, Middlesex on Monday 27 November 2017 reaffirmed their commitment to stand in solidarity with Christians suffering persecution, including martyrdom, in our world. Stories of atrocities and suffering met by love and non-retaliation, of tragedies met by deep spiritual resolve were shared concerning the Middle East, Asia, Africa and elsewhere. In response the leaders encouraged Christians everywhere to: Prayer Generosity Advocacy Keeping the matter of The Persecuted Church alive Speaking after the meeting the three conveyors, Bishop Angaelos, Pastor Agu Iruwku and The Rt Revd Maxim Nikolsky responded: “The second meeting of our Orthodox-Pentecostal Forum was a good opportunity to discuss our relationships here in Britain and how they can impact our surrounding communities. It was also a time to share news and experiences of persecuted Christians in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world and see how we can best collaborate to support them’ (Bishop Angaelos, CTE President for Orthodox churches). Pastor Agu Irukwu, CTE President for Pentecostal churches said, ‘This was certainly a historic meeting as representatives of the leaders of the Orthodox and Pentecostal churches in the UK came together. Amongst other […]
Pastor Agu Irukwu becomes new Churches Together in England Pentecostal President
Press Statement 30 October 2017 For Immediate Release Pentecostal members of Churches Together in England have elected Pastor Agu Irukwu as the next Pentecostal President. A law graduate of the University of Warwick, a barrister and former investment banker, Pastor Agu is national leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK, and Senior Pastor of Jesus House, London. Pastor Agu becomes only the second person to serve in this position following Bishop Eric Brown who was first elected Pentecostal President in 2013. CTE Presidents provide spiritual leadership to the national ecumenical movement that facilitates closer working together by the churches in England. The Pentecostal President is part of a six-member presidium representing the breadth of English Christianity, these are: Bishop Angaelos, the Revd Canon Billy Kennedy, the Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Justin Welby. In welcoming the new President, the Revd Dr David Cornick, General Secretary of CTE said, ‘We are delighted to welcome Pastor Agu as our Pentecostal President and look forward to working with him to build on the foundations so ably laid by our first Pentecostal President, Bishop Eric Brown. ‘ The new Pentecostal President signed a joint covenant at […]
Here’s The Link To May’s Ethnicity Website
After an announcement this morning, the Prime Minister’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website is now live – read on for highlights Written by Andrea Photiou 10/10/2017 12:57 PM AT 12.30PM GMT, Theresa May’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures website went live. To visit the website, click here. Some of the data suggests that black people in Britain are the group most likely to feel the effects of isolation and disharmony because of their ethnicity. One statistic in the Culture and Community section of the website revealed that 77% of black people “feel people from different backgrounds get on together in their local area by ethnicity” as compared with other ethnicities, 80-85% of whom answered ‘yes’ to the same question. ‘Other/mixed’ respondents and those who identify as black seem to be the most digitally-savvy in the country – 95% and 92% respectively use the Internet compared with 88% of white people. These two groups also offered similar views on whether or not they had trust in their “local police” – 72% of mixed respondents had trust in their neighbourhood force in 2016 along with 73% of black people surveyed. These trust levels are the lowest in the country – 79% of white people and […]
100 Great Black Britons Campaign 2017 – 2018
It’s been 14 years since the initial launch of 100 Great Black Britons, when in 2004, Mary Seacole was voted the Greatest Black Briton of all time. Every Generation Media, in partnership with Sugar Media Marketing Limited, are relaunching 100 Great Black Britons in 2017. Over the last decade there has increasing demand for a follow up campaign and list; however, in the wake of the Brexit referendum decision, the 100 Great Black Britons campaign is even more important than ever, to ensure the continued legacy and achievement of Black people in Britain. Furthermore, during the last 14 years, academics and independent scholars have discovered new Black British historical figures, and there has been an emergence of new role models and icons since 2004. The campaign will also provide an opportunity for reassessment and reflection what makes a Great Black Briton and how do we recognise unsung heroes who may not have the profile and the coverage about their impact and legacy? We believe the new campaign has the potential to further educate, inform and advance the contribution of Black people in Britain and inspire a new generation of role models and achievers. Nominations for 2017 To start the process […]
The History of the British West Indies Regiment
Dec 2, 2016 | WW1 BLOG | 0 | Talk given at Church of God of Prophecy, Small Heath, Birmingham, 21st November 2016 I was invited last week by the membership of the Church of God of Prophecy in Small Heath, to deliver a talk about the British West Indies Regiment. I wanted to present to the audience the reasons why Caribbean men wanted to enlist, how many served, where they served and their experiences during their service. I also wanted to explore the impact of those experiences on the men, and what they did when they came back to the Caribbean. We first looked at the reasons why war broke out in 1914 – since the late 19th century, alliances had been formed among the European powers, with promises of protection and support if members were attacked. There was an arms race – a proliferation of warships, tanks and arms in years leading up to the war, as well as a strong imperialist desire from Germany, who wanted to enjoy the same benefits of empire as Britain and France. As British and imperial subjects, men from the Caribbean wanted to demonstrate their loyalty by volunteering to enlist. They wanted to be involved in this […]
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To heighten public awareness of the significant achievements of the Jamaican UK community and its outstanding contribution to the development of the United Kingdom.
Caterham Methodist Church is situated on a main road, in a residential area with several housing developments nearby. It is a multi-purpose building. The church is small, with a mainly elderly congregation, but on most Sundays we have a small number of children worshipping with us. It was established in the early 20th Century as a base for non-Conformist soldiers at the Caterham Barracks. (Those are now closed – and converted into a residential area called “The Village”). First to be built were the “rest rooms” for the soldiers, followed by a traditional non-Conformist chapel. The building became an ordinary Methodist Church many years ago, and underwent a significant re-casting in the 1990s. The “rest rooms” are now on a Lease to Saturn V Gymnastics club, who do important work with people with learning difficulties. The “Church” became a multi-purpose space, which is very well used throughout the week. Our worship follows a mainly traditional style, but we have a mix of traditional and new hymns. The first part of the service is geared to the young members of our congregation, with a suitable song, and talk or activity that caters for them. From time to time we hold an […]
As part of the Church of God of Prophecy UK, Jubilee Christian Centre (JCC) fellowship we are a vibrant, spirit led, Pentecostal church that represent an expression of God’s Church here in the City of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK. We are all committed to bringing the message of Freedom, Hope and Salvation to the community we serve, it’s our mandate, it’s our responsibility and our greatest pleasure. The Bible, the living word of God enables JCC to be effective inside and outside of the local church, through meeting the needs of the community and sharing the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel by supporting developing new converts and nurturing the spiritual growth of our members. Whether you are a Christian or searching for answers, we invite you to come and join us in entering a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ and begin a journey of your life in your God given destiny.
To present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local community in a powerful, practical and relevant way. To encourage every member of the Church to develop their God given Ministry and to fulfil their potential.
We are a friendly, muliti-cultural church situated in South East London. If you are in the London area, we would love for you to visit us.
The Lithuanian Christian Church in London is a charismatic Evangelical Christian community owned by the KTLCC (Kensington Temple London City Church) Churches Network, which unites about 130 churches in the United Kingdom. This network, in turn, belongs to the International Elim Pentecostal Movement (Registered Charity No. 251549), which combines 600 churches. Our main goal is to know Christ and to follow Him both personally and as a community. Our vision is Lithuanians and the world for Christ in England and Lithuania. We love and respect all people, we accept everyone, regardless of race, nationality, social or cultural status. Through the principles of schooling and cell growth, we strive to win Christ and the faith of consolidating Lithuanians and people of other nationalities living in England and Lithuania.
River Church was established in 2003 by the merger of two local churches. We are a growing church, always seeking new initiatives to spread the word of God. Our style of worship is modern, lively, and encourages intimacy with God, deepening our spiritual life and understanding of him.
The Free Breakfast Forum is designed for Pastors and Leaders to discuss biblically based solutions, that could reduce the impact of common health issues affecting the local communities and plaguing the body of Jesus Christ. The conference aims to develop strategies and solutions that can be implemented through the Church as the key local steward.
Gathering the Body of Christ around the country to discuss health transformation.
Jamaica celebrated its 55th anniversary of Independence in 2017 which was marked by a series of events and initiatives across the UK. In recognition of this significant milestone and to round off the celebrations, two Prayer Breakfasts have been organised – one in Birmingham and one in London – to give God thanks for the past, to explore present challenges and opportunities, and to look with hope and trust to the future of our beloved island of Jamaica and its diaspora across the globe. In the presence of Jamaican High Commisoner, Seth George Ramocan, members of the diaspora and friends of Jamaica are invited to come along and share in prayers, discussions, fellowship and a delicious hot Caribbean breakfast! This invite relates to the London Prayer Breakfast, please see details below: Date: Saturday 5 May 2018 Time: 8.30-10.30am Venue: New Testament Church of God, Lambert Road, Brixton, London SW2 5BB Speaker: Rev Marcia Da Costa N.B. If you would like to attend the Birmingham Prayer Breakfast please click the following https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-prayer-breakfast-jamaica-55-uk-tickets-42613661609