Religion Category

09/12/2021

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday. On this day Jesus reputedly washed his disciples’ feet…

10/11/2021

Orthodox Christianity

Before the Norman Conquest of 1066, Britain’s practice of Christianity was ‘orthodox’, i.e. sticking to the original…

22/12/2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Until the 21st century most Britons knew The Lord’s Prayer by heart, as they recited it every…

24/09/2020

Tyndale’s New Testament

William Tyndale (c.1491-1536) from Gloucestershire was a martyr to the English language in his self-appointed though ultimately…

13/09/2020

Britain’s first Christian churches

South Wales may be the site of Britain’s first Christian church, established by St. Ilid who  in…

09/07/2020

Good Friday

Good Friday is the Christian commemoration of the death of Jesus by crucifixion. It is also the…

21/06/2020

The Church in Wales

The Church in Wales (CiW) acquired its name in deference to The Welsh Church Act of 1914,…

24/05/2020

The Scottish Episcopal Church

When the Church of Scotland (CofS) was confirmed as that nation’s Established Church in the early 1700s,…

08/05/2020

Brethren

Londoner John Nelson Darby (1800-82) decided he wanted a purer version of Protestantism than was being practised…

22/04/2020

Jainism

Jainism is one of those religions that, in their purest forms, do not fit in too well…

06/04/2020

Islam

Followers of Islam (Muslims), first arrived in the UK from the Indian sub-continent some 300 years ago.…

15/03/2020

Jediism

By 2001 there had been four ‘Star Wars’ films made in the USA and a worldwide fanbase…