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UK news in brief

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20 September 2013

KENT RIDE & STRIDE

Onward: walkers set off from St Pancras's, Coldred, the beginning of a walk encompassing 13 churches in east Kent, in aid of Ride and Stride. Last year, more than £135,000 was raised through sponsorship.

Onward: walkers set off from St Pancras's, Coldred, the beginning of a walk encompassing 13 churches in east Kent, in aid of Ride and Stride. Last y...

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 Final ( News, 13 September) should have read Ed Kendall, Ali Marshall, and Pat Allerton.

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Preaching as Pilgrimage conference
From the College of Preachers.

27-28 September 2022
humbler church Bigger God conference
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