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Five Yorkshire friends Cycle for Air Ambulance

News Release — 5 June 2014

Five members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cycled from London to Huddersfield, a distance of 250 miles, to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  John Perrin (Scarborough), Michael Gore (York), Robert Siswick, Roy Blair and Michael Siswick, (Huddersfield 1st congregation) wearing their Huddersfield Town supporters shirts, completed the gruelling task. In conjunction with 300 fellow supporters, the five friends undertook the journey to help raise funds, through sponsorship, for a cause that is very much needed but has to be completely self supporting in order to operate. The helicopter ambulance charity needs £10,000 a day to remain airborne.

Why Religion Matters: The Ground We Walk On

News Release — 3 June 2014

What does it mean to take something for granted? Every day we walk on ground we seldom notice. It’s just there, underneath us, supporting our feet as we go about our days learning, working and worshiping.

New bishop for Blackburn

News Release — 31 May 2014

Stephen Forward is a sixth generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has been called as the new bishop of the Blackburn congregation.  He is a life-long member of the Church with his ancestors joining in 1866, “many emigrated” he says, “but one line always stayed here for one reason or another. “  

Young Cadets receive Fundraising Awards

News Release — 27 May 2014

Young cadets from around Cambridgeshire attended a special awards event with the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mr Hugh Duberly CBE, and the Mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Bill Hensley, by the Royal British legion. The event was hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Great Stukeley, Huntingdon, who provide volunteers for the Poppy Appeal from all over the UK. 

Returned Christian missionary not recognised in own country

News Release — 21 May 2014

Following the recent public debate about whether the UK is still a Christian nation, one young Warrington man who is decidedly Christian, returned to England after spending a two year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Switzerland and France.  On his return, he was met by bemused employees of the Warrington Job Centre. Daniel James, after serving a mission for two years, tried to register at his local job centre but it proved to be a problem when no-one believed he was English!

Chorley members host Family History Fair

News Release — 18 May 2014

In preparation for the Chorley Family History Fair, held on Saturday 17 May 2014, Bishop Jason Carruthers organised a stand in the centre of Chorley town’s market. The town centre was very busy and with the help of members, including four missionaries, a few hundred flyers were handed out to members of the public and dozens of conversations were had with people on helping them with their family history.

Ireland:  Land of Saints, Scholars and Missionaries

News Release — 17 May 2014

Twenty six potential missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in the Rosetta Building in Belfast to participate in a Missionary Preparation weekend.  Young Adults from Dublin, Belfast and Limerick came together for an intensive spiritual missionary weekend under the direction of the Church Educational System Seminary and Institute teachers.

Flooding in Bosnia and Serbia

News Release — 16 May 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is responding to natural disasters caused by heavy rains and flooding in the last two days in several areas of Bosnia and Serbia.

Apostles Using Twitter to Share Gospel, Communicate With the World

News Release — 16 May 2014

The Church has maintained official Facebook and Google+ pages on the behalf of Church leaders for some time now. Some senior Church leaders will now be using those channels and Twitter to personally share their words, thoughts and teachings.

Global line-up for York International Festival

News Release — 11 May 2014

Saturday 26th April saw international performers and guests converge on York City Centre to attend the ‘York International Festival – a celebration of faith and culture’.  Amongst those performing for York’s Lord Mayor, councillor Julie Gunnell, who is also Chairman of City of York Council and the first citizen of the city, was Elder Orihuela aged 20, a full-time serving missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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