Three people, including a husband and wife, have admitted their part in a race attack on a mosque, which caused outrage across a communityRead the full story ›
A mosque at the centre of an alleged race attack has been overwhelmed after hundreds turned up for a cup of tea, in its support.Read the full story ›
Three more people have been charged in connection with an alleged attack at a mosque in Bristol.
It happened at the Jamia Mosque in Totterdown on Sunday (Jan 17).
Alison Bennett, 46, and Mark Bennett, 48, both of Spruce Way, Patchway, Bristol, and Angelina Margaret Swales, 31, of West Town Avenue, Brislington, Bristol, have all been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.
A total of four people have now been charged. They've been released on bail on condition they don't go within a hundred metres of any mosque.
Police have arrested a second man in connection with an alleged hate crime at a Bristol mosque.
A 48-year-old man, of Patchway, Bristol, has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and is currently in police custody.
The arrest relates to an incident at the Bristol Jamia Mosque in Green Street, Totterdown on Sunday.
Police have charged a 34-year-old man in connection with an alleged hate crime at a Bristol mosque.
Kevin Shaun Crehan, of Springleaze. Knowle, Bristol, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence following the incident outside the Jamia Mosque in Green Street, Totterdown on Sunday.
He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court later today.
Police are now searching for two men and a woman who they wish to speak to in relation to an incident at the Jamia Mosque in Bristol.Read the full story ›
A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a hate crime at a mosque in Bristol.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of Muslims marched through Easton and Fishponds this afternoon (Sunday 3 January), to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.
The procession began after prayers at Easton Jamia Masjid on St Marks Road, and headed to Fishponds Madani Masjid on Lodge Causeway.
The event was arranged by the city's four biggest mosques - Easton Jamia Mosque, Fishponds Madani Mosque, Totterdown Mosque and Hazarat Bilal Centre.
The Prophet Mohammed's birthday – Eid MIlad ul-Nabi – falls on the 12th or 17th day of the Islamic month of Rabi' al-awwal, but the actual date changes each year because the Islamic calendar is lunar-based.
I feel this positive action will promote harmony and help people understand Islam much more. In light of recent events it's essential the Muslim community are proactive in positive discussions, actions and dialogue.
The 36th Bishop of Sherborne is to be the current Archdeacon of Buckingham, Karen Gorham.
She started serving God early - helping sharpen pencils in Sunday School - and worked as an administrator before going on to train for the ministry at Trinity College Bristol.
Ven Gorham will be consecrated at Salisbury Cathedral on 24 February, 2016, and will have responsibility for the parishes in Dorset.
I am also keen to get to know those who live in the conurbations, seaside towns, highways and byways of Dorset who might be seeking and searching, in need of support or help, to see where we as Christians can make connections, to ensure that God’s love, hope and grace is shared abundantly.
In the wider diocese I will have responsibility for lay ministry and chaplains, two areas vital to the Church’s ministry in the 21st century, and I also look forward to seeing how that work can continue to thrive through support, encouragement and training.
The first female Bishop of Taunton will be officially consecrated in a service at St Paul's Cathedral at 11am this morning.
Ruth Worsley was previously Archdeacon of Wiltshire.
She will be formally installed in her new post in a ceremony at Wells Cathedral on at 2pm on Saturday 3 October, which will be open to all.