" I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. "
- 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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Thieves have stolen about 20 tonnes of lead from the Grade 1-listed All Saint's Church in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. The theft was discovered on Tuesday. Police believe the thieves posed as tradesmen to gain access to the roof.
Avon and Somerset police have apologised to a street preacher in Bath who, on 25 June 2018, was forced to leave the city centre and threatened with arrest. The force conceded that Dale McAlpine did nothing wrong and should not have been told to move on.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has announced his retirement on 7 June 2020. Dr Sentamu was the UK's first black archbishop and the Church of England's second most senior clergyman.
53% of 22 to 29 year-olds have no savings, according to the Office for National Statistics. The squeeze on pay and a lot of insecure work mean many cannot put money aside. Ten years ago, at the start of the financial crisis, 41% had no savings.
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