" 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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The Office for National Statistics said that the UK economy grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, with warm weather boosting consumer spending. The figure is in line with predictions from the Bank of England and other forecasters.
New figures from The Church of England show that 8,000 churches, 60% of the total, now run or support foodbanks, giving food parcels to hundreds of people every week. Foodbanks have become the biggest area of churches’ work, data from 13,000 churches revealed.
A commemorative series of £5 coins has been released to mark the Prince of Wales' birthday. It features an engraved portrait of Prince Charles, who turns 70 on 14 November. The edge of the coin features the words “HRH The Prince of Wales - 70th Birthday”.
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