News Releases

Over 1000 'Welcome bags' for Refugee Children

Thursday, 26 April 2016 – A special humanitarian project took place on 21 and 22 April at the Frankfurt, Germany congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers packed 1,061 ’welcome bags’ for children under twevle years old based at six refugee reception camps in the Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz states, covering Bitburg, Büdingen, Gießen, Kusel, Neustad and Rotenburg.  The packs were distributed to the camps on the 23 and 24 April.

Kirkwood Hospice Receives Funds from Concert

Winter blues were banished as the Dewsbury congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints staged a special “ Winter Warmer” show. This variety show was performed by a mix of member and non member artistes in front of special guests, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Councillor Jim Dodds and his wife Mrs Carol Dodds who later commented on how much they had enjoyed the evening which raised funds for Kirkwood Hospice.

Family Values - Katie Walsh

In the Sunday Times Magazine an article entitled Relative Values by Danny Scott, dated April 3, 2016,  is about Katie Walsh, the most successful female jockey in Grand National history.  Katie and her father share their feelings about each other, Katie’s story of becoming a jockey, and about winning the biggest steeplechase of the calendar.

Celebrating Women of Faith - International Women's Day

The purpose of the annual International Women’s Day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  Carole Sneddon, Edinburgh Scotland Interfaith Specialist from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was assigned to coordinate this year’s event in the Dalkeith congregation.

Refuge From the Storm

Under the direction of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ First Presidency (the faith’s highest governing body), the Church is working with 75 organisations in 17 countries to assist refugees.  Elder Patrick Kearon, Europe Area President, has called on Mormons to minister to refugees and respond to their needs with Christlike love.  Speaking in the Church’s worldwide General Conference, Elder Kearon highlighted the plight of an estimated 60 million refugees worldwide – one in every 122 humans, half of them children.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Four New Temples Announced by President Monson

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced plans to build four new temples located in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; and Lima, Peru (the Church’s second temple in that city). The announcement came during his remarks at the Sunday morning session of the Church’s 186th annual general conference.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

2015 Statistical Report for April 2016 General Conference

The First Presidency has issued the following statistical report of the Church as of 31 December 2015. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

First Presidency Announces New Primary General Presidency

The First Presidency announced a new Primary general presidency during the Saturday afternoon session of the faith’s 186th annual general conference April 2, 2016. Joy D. Jones, Jean B. Bingham and Bonnie H. Cordon will serve in the new Primary presidency. 

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Eleven New General Authority Seventies Announced at April 2016 General Conference

The First Presidency announced the calls of 11 new General Authority Seventies and 62 Area Seventies during the Saturday afternoon session of the April 2016 general conference.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Church Leaders Encourage Women of the Church to Serve Refugees

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a letter Monday encouraging Mormon women of all ages to assist refugees in their own communities. The letter, which outlined the “I Was a Stranger” refugee relief effort, includes an invitation from the general presidencies of Church’s Relief Society, Young Women and Primary organizations and information about how to get involved.