Churches must take measures against possible terror attacks, warns security expert

Churches must take measures against possible terror attacks, warns security expert

The funeral for Jacques Hamel, the French priest murdered in his church by Islamist terrorists. Thousands of churches throughout the country are being urged to take security measures against the possibility of a terror attack or other anti-Christian hate crime. New guidelines warn of growing evidence of hate crimes against Christians and say clergy and church staff must take steps to protect themselves and their congregations against terrorists armed with guns or knives. The guidelines warn of an “escalating problem” in the wake of July’s attack on the Catholic church in Saint–Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in France and the murder of its priest Father Jacques Hamel. Although there is no evidence that a terror attack on a church is imminent, the guidelines note that attacks in churches during services are, in fact, surprisingly common. There have been cases of...Read more
Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Baptist pastor and Great British Bake Off contestant Lee BanfieldBBC/Love A Baptist pastor is among the 12 contestants in the BBC’s Great British Bake Off which begins tonight. Lee Banfield, aged 67, began working life as a builder but in the mid-1980s knew he wanted to give his life to Christ and began studying theology. He has worked in various pastoral ministries for the past 30 years, and for the past five years has been pastor of Cornerstone Church in Bolton in Greater Manchester, north-west England. Among many activities, the church hosts a lunch club and barbecues. There is also a youth club, a children’s club, a women’s fellowship, a club for the over 55’s and regular brass band concerts and social evenings. Advertisement Banfield,...Read more

Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Baptist pastor and Great British Bake Off contestant Lee BanfieldBBC/Love A Baptist pastor is among the 12 contestants in the BBC’s Great British Bake Off which begins tonight. Lee Banfield, aged 67, began working life as a builder but in the mid-1980s knew he wanted to give his life to Christ and began studying theology. He has worked in various pastoral ministries for the past 30 years, and for the past five years has been pastor of Cornerstone Church in Bolton in Greater Manchester, north-west England. Among many activities, the church hosts a lunch club and barbecues. There is also a youth club, a children’s club, a women’s fellowship, a club for the over 55’s and regular brass band concerts and social evenings. Advertisement Banfield,...Read more
Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

Great British Bake Off 2016: Church pastor set to make TV debut as contestant

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Baptist pastor and Great British Bake Off contestant Lee BanfieldBBC/Love A Baptist pastor is among the 12 contestants in the BBC’s Great British Bake Off which begins tonight. Lee Banfield, aged 67, began working life as a builder but in the mid-1980s knew he wanted to give his life to Christ and began studying theology. He has worked in various pastoral ministries for the past 30 years, and for the past five years has been pastor of Cornerstone Church in Bolton in Greater Manchester, north-west England. Among many activities, the church hosts a lunch club and barbecues. There is also a youth club, a children’s club, a women’s fellowship, a club for the over 55’s and regular brass band concerts and social evenings. Advertisement Banfield,...Read more
Salvation Army reports massive growth in victims of modern slavery

Salvation Army reports massive growth in victims of modern slavery

x To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video 45.8 million people are held in forced labour, ****** slavery or unpaid work around the world.Reuters The number of modern slavery victims is growing exponentially in the UK, with a four-fold increase in four years of people needing help, according to a new report. The Salvation Army, which is the official support agency for victims of modern slavery, reports today that in the last four years, it has helped nearly 4,500 victims of modern slavery. The report records that 1,331 people entered the care of the Salvation Army between April 2015 and March 2016. This contrasts sharply with the first year that the Salvation Army offered this service in 2011, when it helped 378 people. Victims are often found working in car washes, nail bars and working on farms. They are forced to...Read more

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