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New bishop for Portadown

News Release — 24 August 2014

On Sunday 10th August 2014, Philip Moss (centre) was called as bishop of the Portadown congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robert McIlwrath (left) and Bryan Monroe (right) were called to be his counsellors.

Manchester members attend Religious Education Conference

News Release — 16 August 2014

Members of the Church from the Manchester area were invited to attend an event at The Manchester Monastery as an “exhibitor” to provide resource materials for teachers in the local area. The former Franciscan Monastery located in Gorton, East Manchester was the venue for the 2014 session of the annual Religious Education Conference organised by the Greater Manchester RE Hub held on Monday 30 June. The venue had been chosen by the teachers organising the event as a place to find inspiration. The event was attended by 130 teachers responsible for delivering RE lessons in their primary and secondary schools and by 40 faith representatives.

FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Obliterate Single-Day Participant Record, Helping Millions Identify Their Ancestry

News Release — 26 July 2014

FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for the most indexing and arbitration volunteers participating in a single day.

80 year old Member still Attends Scouts

News Release — 20 July 2014

When Clements MacDonald, a member of Bangor 2nd congregation in the Belfast area, joined the scouts as a 12 yr old boy, 68 years ago, his uniform was a pair of shorts, a shirt and a Mountie style hat. Little did he think back then, that, at the age of 80, he would still be attending scouts. Over the years, however, Clem has found that being involved in the scouting programme is so rewarding that he has refused to let his age stand in the way.

Nuneaton Locals give a Helping Hand

News Release — 19 July 2014

35 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Nuneaton congregation gathered together at Riversley Park in Nuneaton for a few hours of litter picking.   Wearing bright yellow protective tabards and with pickers, gloves and bags provided by the council, they were seen around the park and in various parts of the town centre.

Campaigning Grandmother honoured at Westminster

News Release — 10 July 2014

Sixty one year old Carol Rigby – grandmother, ex-lollipop lady, campaigner and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – has been honoured recently at a reception held in Westminster by Opposition Leader Ed Milliband.

Mormon missions: ‘It was hard but it was worth it’

Blog Post — 8 July 2014

Having served as a Mormon missionary in Toronto, Canada a few years ago, I look back on that time with great fondness. 

Young Wandsworth members help Local School

News Release — 3 July 2014

A group of Young Single Adults, aged 18 to 26 years, with full-time missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wandsworth, met at Sellincourt Primary School in the Tooting area of south central London on a recent Saturday to paint exterior walls and landscape the play areas of the school.

Church Leaders' Message Addresses Doctrine, Questions

News Release — 30 June 2014

In God's plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women. Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices. All service in the Church has equal merit in the eyes of God. We express profound gratitude for the millions of Latter-day Saint women and men who willingly and effectively serve God and His children.

FamilySearch Unveils New Photo Scanning System

News Release — 28 June 2014

“I want to tell the stories of my mother’s family,” explained Jackie Zhang, a native of China currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. “I was able to scan in two photos, one of my mother and another of my grandparents, but I have a lot of information missing.

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