Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, says he would support a ban on online shopping on Christmas Day.
Compassion, service and faith have long underpinned Bishop Sarah Mullally's career path - from serving in the NHS to becoming the most senior woman in the Church of England.
Church insurance company Ecclesiastical said it has had unusual queries from churches as they planned to attract attendees to their festive services.
The head of a UK Christian aid charity has said the Rohingya people are victims of "crimes against humanity".
Seventy-two per cent of people are worried about someone they know feeling lonely at Christmas, according a new poll by the Salvation Army.
A former Archbishop of Canterbury has described pressure placed on him by Justin Welby to resign from his role as an honorary assistant bishop in Oxford as "shocking".
A Nigerian pastor has had charges against him dropped after her was accused of using "threatening and abusive language" whilst street preaching in London.
Russian President Vladmir Putin has called US President Donald Trump to thank him for a tip-off that a terrorist plot was being planned at a church in St Petersburg.
More churches should be led by female priests and those "who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups", the new Bishop of London has said.
Dame Sarah Mullally was named on Monday as the new Bishop of London. Here are some things you might not know about her.
Dame Sarah Mullally has been named as the new Bishop of London, making her the most senior woman in the Church of England.
Pakistani security forces were on high alert across the country on Monday, following a suicide attack on a church by the Islamic State group that killed nine people, officials said.
Around 30,000 people have attended the annual Hillsong London carol service.
Broadcasting legend Jeremy Vine has said he'd be "the worst evangelical ever" in a wide ranging interview about his faith.
Two suicide bombers have attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others.
Christian founder of The Entertainer wants his staff to spend Christmas Eve with their families.
A safeguarding expert who wrote a review of sex abuse within the Church of England said his recommendations for better practice to protect survivors have been ignored.
Pope Francis has said fake and sensationalised news a sin.
In excess of 30 priests who were singing Christmas carols in a village in India were arrested on Thursday after a Hindu nationalist group accused them of forcibly converting Hindus.