Christians generous in wills
CHRISTIANS are more likely to leave a gift to charity in their
will than others, new research suggests. An online survey was
completed by 1917 of the 13,000 practising Christians on Christian
Research's online panel. All were over the age of 45 and/or
ordained church leaders. Of those who had made a will, 45 per cent
had left money to charity. Remember a Charity reports that 7 per
cent of wills in the UK contain a charitable bequest.
New leaders at Fulcrum
THE evangelical Anglican think tank Fulcrum, which is
celebrating its tenth anniversay, has appointed a new chairman The
Revd John Watson, Vicar of Tupsley with Hampton Bishop, succeeds
the Revd Stephen Kuhrt. Three new members have been appointed to
the leadership team: the Ven. Alastair Cutting, the Archdeacon of
Lewisham and Greenwich, Dr Paula Gooder, theologian in residence
with the Bible Society, and Andy Walton, a writer and broadcaster
who works for the Contextual Theology Centre.
Death of IVF / UCCF leader
A FORMER general secretary of Inter-Varsity
Fellowship/Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship, Oliver
Barclay, has died, aged 94. Mr Barclay was the second person to
hold the post, from 1964 until 1980. A thanksgiving service will be
held on 5 October at Knighton Evangelical Free Church in Leicester.
Obituary to follow.
Correction: The list of bowlers for the diocese
of London in our report on the Church Times Cricket Cup
News, 13 September) should have read Ed Kendall, Ali Marshall,
and Pat Allerton.