Archive for December, 2015

What does the Education minister say about RE?

by Colin Dexter

Mrs Morgan said: “This government is determined to protect schools’ freedom to set their own religious studies curriculum, in line with the wishes of parents and the local community.

“The guidance I have issued makes absolutely clear that the recent judicial review will have no impact on what is currently being taught in religious education.

“I am clear that both faith and non-faith schools are completely entitled to prioritise the teaching of religion and faith over non-religious world views if they wish.”

The guidelines added that non-faith schools should “reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are, in the main, Christian whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain”.

The public are being urged to think twice before they use A&E over the festive period to help hospitals cope.

by Colin Dexter

Christmas day

by Colin Dexter

Short Service Led by Ann Jones. 10.00am

Alcohol Concern

by Colin Dexter

Jackie Ballard, of Alcohol Concern, said middle-aged and older people drinking above recommended limits, often in their own homes, were of particular concern.

“These are the people who tend to require the most complex and expensive health care due to the mental and physical problems caused by drinking too much and alcohol’s impact on the ageing body.

“Alcohol is linked to over 60 medical conditions and unless society and the government starts to take this seriously and acknowledges the health problems too much alcohol can cause, the situation will only get worse and the NHS will continue to strain under the burden of alcohol harm.”

CAP says

by Colin Dexter

Watch out for payday loans! They’re not worth it as they could push up the cost of Christmas by 72%!

by Colin Dexter

NOTICES 13.12.15

by Colin Dexter

cap release 2016

by Colin Dexter

notices 6th Dec 2015

How can you trust the Bible when it has been changed and corrupted so much through the centuries?

by Colin Dexter

Josh McDowell answers.

I (Josh) set out as a young man to refute Christianity. I aimed to show everyone that Christianity was nonsense. I thought it would be easy. It wasn’t. In fact, I discovered that the Bible is far and away the most meticulously preserved and widely attested documents of the ancient world. No other book even comes close (we go into greater detail on this subject in our book, Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door). This reliability was confirmed by the 1948 discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which showed that after a thousand years of copying, the text as it appears in modern Bibles was more than ninety-five percent the same, word-for-word and letter-for-letter, as it had been three thousand years earlier! And what differences did exist were mainly spelling variations.

Pregnancy advice to cut stillbirths in Wales

by Colin Dexter

Not all stillbirths can be prevented. However, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk.

These include:

  • stopping smoking
  • avoiding alcohol and drugs during pregnancy – these can seriously affect your baby’s development, as well as increasing the risk ofmiscarriage and stillbirth
  • attending all your antenatal appointments so that midwives can monitor the growth and wellbeing of your baby
  • making sure you’re a healthy weight before trying to get pregnant
  • protecting yourself against infections (see causes of stillbirth) and avoiding certain foods
  • reporting any tummy pain or vaginal bleeding that you have to your midwife on the same day
  • being aware of your baby’s movements and reporting any concerns you have to your midwife straight away
  • reporting any itching to your midwife