Prayer fuel: News in the UK

Here are a handful of news-bites from around the UK included in the March issue of EN. May these spur us on to pray for our country and issues we all are facing.

Giving thanks for ‘Chappo’
A Memorial Service for the much-loved Australian evangelist, John Chapman, will be held at St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate.
The service will take place at 3.00 pm on March 1. Anyone wishing to find out more should phone 020 7283 2231.
Gareth Lewis

23-week twins survive
The mother of twins who survived after being born at just 23 weeks — a week earlier than the current legal abortion limit — has criticised the law, it was reported at the end of January.
Pam Glover, their mother, said: ‘For us now, the idea that it’s possible to abort a child up to 24 weeks — older than our twins — just doesn’t bear thinking about. The abortion limit should be lower’.
The Christian Institute

Removing God
The Air Cadet Organisation has announced its intention to provide an alternative ‘non-religious’ oath for new members, it was reported in January.
Girlguiding UK and the Scout Association are also considering similar changes to their respective promises, following pressure from secularist campaign groups. The former has an online survey considering the change, with a deadline of March 3.
Christian Concern

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