Religion Category

30/06/2019

Paganism

‘Pagan’ has in the past been used as a derogatory label for an uneducated, unrefined peasant, but…

06/06/2019

The Presbyterian Churches

Presbyterianism is a system of church governance in which ‘presbyters’, or elders, represent the congregation in the…

26/05/2019

Gideon Bibles

The Gideons were formed in the USA in 1899 by a group of travelling businessmen. They wanted…

19/04/2019

Spiritualism

The Spiritualists’ National Union, founded in 1853, is the organising body for the spiritualist churches or societies…

10/04/2019

King James Bible

The King James Bible is also known as the ‘King James Version‘, as it is one of…

08/04/2019

The Church of Scotland

The Protestant Church of Scotland (CofS) is the largest religion in Scotland and was formed in 1560,…

27/03/2019

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is otherwise known as ‘the Sally Army’ in the UK, where it has around…

16/03/2019

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the full moon after the spring equinox, which means…

12/03/2019

The Sikhs

Most of the first Sikhs in the UK arrived from India and East Africa in the 1950s/60s.…

07/03/2019

The Reformation

Until 1526, Britain was gripped by the Catholic religion but this would soon change. Although the rituals…

26/02/2019

King Edward VIII’s abdication

King Edward VIII (1894-1972) is the only British monarch to have abdicated. He ascended the throne in…

20/02/2019

St. Augustine

Some say that our first Christian visitors landed in Britain in the year 37. Certainly the religion…