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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.

Church Reaches Milestone in Vietnam

News Release — 28 June 2014

The Vietnamese government has officially recognized what is known as the Interim Representative Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Vietnam. This Interim Representative Committee consists of three Vietnamese Church leaders (the Hanoi district president and the two Ho Chi Minh City branch presidents).

BYU London Centre re-opens its doors

News Release — 28 June 2014

After extensive renovation and approximately six months of anticipation, the BYU London Centre re-opened its doors on 24 June 2014 to Church and community leaders. Newly appointed on 1 May 2014 Brigham Young University President Kevin J. Worthen, accompanied by his wife Peggy, welcomed distinguished guests and shared remarks.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Visits Europe

News Release — 20 June 2014

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Harriet, visited Western Europe in June to celebrate several milestones of the Church.

New bishop for Bangor congregation

News Release — 18 June 2014

On Sunday 8th June 2014, Alan Puckrin was called as Bishop of the Bangor 1st congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Roger Whittaker and Simon Noble were called to be his counsellors. 

Mormon Helping Hands Serving Brazil at 2014 World Cup

News Release — 13 June 2014

At the request of Brazil's Ministry of Sports, around 1,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil are volunteering their time to help Brazil host the 2014 World Cup.

EU Commission President Barroso Invites Mormon Leader at High-Level Meeting with Religious Leaders

News Release — 11 June 2014

With twenty senior representatives from various religions including Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths, Elder José A. Teixeira, President of the Europe Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined to discuss “The Future of the European Union” on 10 June 2014.

Lord Mayor of Manchester welcomes Young Adult Community Centre

News Release — 10 June 2014

Friday 6th June marked the official community opening of the new Young Single Adult Centre with a brief commemorative programme followed by the official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the recently installed Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councillor Susan Cooley.

Global Church leaders visit Northern Ireland

News Release — 8 June 2014

On Wednesday 28 May 2014 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Northern Ireland were treated to a special meeting with Elder Patrick Kearon of the First Quorum of the Seventy, with Rosemary M. Wixom, the global President of the Church's children's 'Primary' organisation and Linda S. Reeves, one of the global leaders of the 'Relief Society' - the oldest women's organisation in the world.

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.

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