March27 , 2023

    UK Releases Guidelines for Christmas Church Services


    Churches in Malawi Respond with Shelter and Food After Deadly Cyclone

    The longest-ever recorded cyclone in history---lasting 36 days, hit southeast Africa and killed 522, injured more than 700 people, and left more than 345,000 people homeless.

    France Celebrates Bible Month

    This year's theme is "Solidarity in the light of the Bible" and more than 200 bookstores and libraries are joining.

    New Women’s Audio Bible Launched in the UK

    The first-ever audio Bible recorded solely by UK women launched on March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day.

    Notre Dame to Re-open in December 2024

    French officials announced that one of the country's most iconic buildings will welcome visitors and faithful by December 2024.

    Pilgrimages Can Help Unchurched Travelers

    A travel website predicts that pilgrimages will be one of the biggest travel trends in 2023.


    As the UK lifts its second lockdown on December 2, the government has released guidelines for the Christmas season about how to lessen the risk of Coronavirus infection as it allows outdoor carol services and Nativity plays, reports Premier Christian News.

    According to the UK government, “From 2nd December, you can attend places of worship in all tiers. The rules on who you can meet with whilst at places of worship will depend on your tier. Between 23rd and 27th December, you may also attend a place of worship with members of your Christmas bubble. This applies in all tiers.”

    While indoor singing is limited to performance only, we can all take part in outdoor door-to-door singing, staying two meters apart or away from the threshold, and the nativity plays for under 18s are permitted in accordance with the performing arts guidance. —Andrew Selous, Member of Parliament of the UK

    Regions in England are placed in one of three tiers: