News Releases

Norwich Youth give Service to Dementia Sufferers

A few days before the opening of the new Dementia Village in Norwich, a group of 34 young people aged 14-17, armed with forks and spades from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norwich, tackled a project at the Community Hub in Bowthorpe intended to support people with dementia, their carers and the wider community.

World Interfaith Harmony Week Supported by Manchester Young Singles

Back in 2010, The United Nations General Council passed a new resolution which established the World Interfaith Harmony Week, to be held during the first week of February each year. The objective of this initiative was to “support, on a voluntary basis, the spread of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in the world’s churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship during that week based on Love of God and Love of the Neighbour.”

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 European countries to assist refugees.

BYU Ballroom Dance Company to Tour UK

Championship formation dancing, breath-taking lifts and spins—all performed in a seemingly endless stream of shimmering costumes—no one does it better than the BYU Ballroom Dance Company.

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.

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.