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  • Virgin closure


    Fundraising platform Virgin Money Giving, relied on by many churches, will no longer take online donations as of 1 December. Leading Christian philanthropy charity Stewardship has urged church and charity treasurers to take necessary action to ensure online donations continue.

    The platform – a subsidiary of Virgin Money – will close completely by 22 February 2022. Church treasurers needing more information can call Stewardship on 020 8502 5600, or visit stewardship.org.uk/ fundraising-churches-charities

  • New provost for Union

    Union School of Theology

    The new Provost of Union School of Theology has been announced as Dr Clive Bowsher, currently minister of Abbey Baptist Church, Abingdon.

    He takes up the post in January and will be based on the Wales campus. Dr Bowsher has an academic background, has held pastoral positions at two churches and co-mentored Union’s GDip Learning Community in Oxford. His forthcoming in the Son: Johannine Union, book, Life Oneness and Participation with Christ, is part of IVP’s New Studies in Biblical Theology series, edited by D.A. Carson.