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Leading British judge receives Family Values Award at British Parliament

News Release — 16 December 2013

Sir Paul Coleridge, founder and chairman of The Marriage Foundation, has received the Family Values Award from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Crawley leader lays wreath at Cenotaph

News Release — 14 December 2013

There have been many proud moments in Paul Stilgoe’s life – the day he married his wife Janet, buying his first home, and the birth of his six children for a start - but a recent visit to Whitehall, London is up there with the best of them.

Southend Congregation celebrates 50 years

News Release — 10 December 2013

Members of the Southend congregation, past and present, recently came together to celebrate fifty years since the Southend meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened.  Joining the festivities were local MP, David Amess, and four Mayors of boroughs which fall within the congregation boundaries. The visiting dignitaries spoke of their admiration for the values of the Church members and their contribution to the community, and they kindly agreed to be judges for the cake competition in the wild-west themed event.

Belfast Ignites the Christmas Spirit

News Release — 8 December 2013

After months of preparation, members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Belfast, Northern Ireland were privileged to enjoy a 'Festival of Nativities' which took place at Holywood Road, Belfast, from 28 to 30 November.  Visitors were able to feel the spirit of Christmas as they visited various rooms, which included Christmas crafts for the children, costumes to dress up as part of the nativity scene, storytelling and much, much more. The central attraction was the beautiful array of nativity scene displays, arranged around a picturesque stable, where family photographs were taken for the enjoyment of many.

NHS Blood and Transplant first successful sessions at Cannock

News Release — 6 December 2013

Over 39 pints of blood were generously donated by the local community on Monday 25th November 2013. Two sessions were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Penkridge Road, Cannock and they proved to be so busy, with the demand being so high to give blood, that people were being asked to re-book for another day. Thanks to the kindness of the Cannock community this blood will be used to help save lives.

Christopher Charles to serve as Area Seventy in Greece

News Release — 6 December 2013

Christopher Charles, 63, from the East Grinstead area, has been called to serve as an Area Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Charles recently returned with his wife, Rashida, from the Greece Athens Mission, where they had been overseeing the work performed by full-time missionaries serving in Greece and Cyprus.

Pain-free service for bishop of Banbury

News Release — 1 December 2013

Joseph Gedge, a dentist by profession, has been appointed as the new bishop of the Banbury congregation for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often referred to as Mormons), replacing Jason Suggitt who had served for nearly three years.

Local MP Attends Primary Presentation

News Release — 27 November 2013

The children of the Dunfermline congregation in Dundee Scotland of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, welcomed a special guest at their annual presentation.  Thomas Docherty, MP for Dunfermline and Fife, was in attendance on Sunday, 27 October 2013, to hear the children share what they have been learning about the theme "I Am a Child of God". 

New Chapel for Tendring

News Release — 26 November 2013

Over 100 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered to celebrate the opening of their new chapel in Colchester Road, Weeley on Sunday 27th October, with a special service attended by Councillor Peter Balbirnie, Vice Chair of Tendring District Council and other local councillors.  The meeting was under the direction of Simon Fagg, local Church leader for the Ipswich area.  Those assembled heard of the spiritual journey which has lasted for 35 years.

New Church leaders for Cheltenham

News Release — 24 November 2013

Members of the Cheltenham congregations have new Church leaders following the release of President Ben Lowater and his counsellors Rob Biggs and Mark Austin, who served together for 8 years. Andrew Brown has been called as the new Stake President, with Ian Retallick and Aaron Mulligan. The new presidency was called and set apart by Elder Timothy Dyches, a member of the Europe Area Presidency and Elder Massimo De Feo, Area Seventy from Rome, at an area conference held in October.

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