RBWM Motion – Ofsted Inspection of Churches

By Councillor Richards This Council expresses concern that Ofsted will be given new powers to inspect church premises to assess whether teaching in an out-of-school setting complies with British values and urges a review of this policy. My Speech I am bringing this motion firstly as a council Member with a conservative political philosophy. I […]

RBWM Motion – Supporting Syrian Refugees

*Please note the crucial difference between a refugee and migrant. Read more here. QUESTION: Could the leader of the Council set out what steps he is taking to welcome refugees from the current Syria crisis to the RBWM as part of the government’s effort to accept more refugees. MOTION: This council: i. supports the Prime […]

Bank Holiday at the RAH

Over the bank holiday weekend, The Royal Albert Hall was sold out for two whole days for the Leadership Conference 2014, hosted by the nation’s largest Anglican church, Holy Trinity Brompton or HTB. The overflow venue at HTB church was also filled to capacity. The event was streamed live online for those who couldn’t get a […]

Western Cape Protests

It was a shock to hear that large numbers of protesters had descended on the farming town of Robertson in South Africa.  Road blocks were set up with burning tyres, mobs armed with pangas and machetes marched on farms intimidating the workers into protesting against their employers. The reason? A demand for higher wages. Why […]

Great Teams

The XXX Olympiad in London has been uplifting, inspiring and a huge success for Team GB. It has been Great Britain’s most successful Olympic Games. Finishing third in the medals table, behind the USA and China, Team GB took home 29 Gold, 17 Silver and 19 Bronze medals – more golds than in 1972, 1976, […]

Focus on the Prize

More nations than at the United Nations, 205 countries, have sent 10,500 athletes to compete in 300 events at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Team GB has more than 500 members. The Olympics offer a supreme example of what it means to focus on a prize. It is a four year journey for every athlete to […]

Great Leadership

“If you want to be successful in leadership you must build your life around integrity, humility and generosity,” said Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life, the fastest-selling book after the Bible. “Leadership is like fruit. The best fruit grows in the shade – it ripens slowly.” I recently had the opportunity of attending a leadership […]

Pastor-Illusionist Performs in Singapore

Lawrence Khong began performing magic as a young boy and soon discovered that he had a natural talent and passion for creating illusions. From small-scale community performances to large stage productions, Lawrence, 59, has become a world renowned illusionist. Together with his daughter Priscilla, 30, they are Asia’s first Elite Diamond Merlin Award recipients, bestowed […]

New Hillsong church underway in New York City

I was very exicted to read a Tweet yesterday about Hillsong starting up in The Big Apple. I love New York – it is a great city. I love Hillsong – they are a great church. It should be a great combination of two iconic ‘brands’ for the Kingdom of God. For some reason, a […]

Why I love church

There is no other organisation as powerful as the church when it functions as the Bible says it should! UN, EU watch and learn. Top down doesn’t work. 400 Kids given a warm jacket for the winter…Read more