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Teaching assistant wins £7,000 settlement after sacking for street preaching

A Christian teaching assistant has won a £7,000 legal settlement from a school in Leeds after he was sacked for street preaching in his spare time. Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Mr Andy Nix, 65, took legal action against Temple Moor High School in Leeds after he was sacked without notice for taking part ...

11 January 2024   Articles

Christian teaching assistant WINS £7,000 settlement after sacking for street preaching

A Christian teaching assistant has won an £7,000 legal settlement from a school in Leeds after he was sacked for street preaching in his spare time.

11 January 2024   Press Office

The gathering of street evangelists

In this gathering of street preachers from the UK, Navaid Syed, from the Christian Legal Centre, will be leading a session and speaking on “Reaching People On The Streets With Wisdom.” This event has been organised by Manna Missions Church, who are based in Stratford.

16 December 2023   Events

Preacher arrested for protesting Islam wins chance to appeal

On 20 November, a Christian preacher won permission to appeal a ruling which upheld his arrest outside Southwark Cathedral, London, after his displaying of placards which protested against Islam in the wake of terrorist attacks. Following one complaint from a member of the public, Ian Sleeper, 57, was surrounded by four officers and arrested on ...

20 November 2023   Articles

Christian preacher arrested for placards protesting Islam after terrorist attack wins chance to appeal

Today a Christian preacher has won permission to appeal a ruling which upheld his arrest outside Southwark Cathedral in London for displaying placards protesting Islam in the wake of terrorist attacks.

20 November 2023   Press Office

Christian preacher faces prosecution for holding sign with Bible verse in abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’

A Christian preacher and campaigner faces being sent to prison for six months for holding a sign with a verse from the Bible’s renowned Psalm 139 on it within a ‘buffer zone’ outside of a London abortion clinic.

16 October 2023   Press Office

Christian preacher prosecuted over Bible verse in buffer zone

A Christian preacher and campaigner faces being sent to prison for six months for holding a sign with a verse from the Bible’s renowned Psalm 139 on it within a ‘buffer zone’ outside of a London abortion clinic. Stephen Green, 72, from South Wales, was prosecuted by Ealing Council under section 67 of the Anti-Social ...

16 October 2023   Articles

‘Misgendering’ is not a crime: support preacher convicted for ‘misgendering’

Did you know you could be fined £620 and forced to do 80 hours of community service for ‘misgendering’ someone? In June 2021, Dave McConnell was preaching in Leeds when a ‘trans woman’ asked him whether God accepted the LGBT community, answering truthfully and Scripturally. However, after members of the crowd shouted, swore and made ...

7 March 2023   Articles

Preacher wins after claim parts of Bible ‘no longer acceptable’

A criminal prosecution against a street preacher arrested for an alleged ‘hate crime’ has been dropped in which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) argued that parts of the Bible are ‘abusive’ and ‘no longer appropriate in modern society.’ John Dunn, 55, a cancer survivor from Swindon who has served in the British Army’s Special Forces, ...

22 November 2022   Articles

Win for arrested preacher after Crown Prosecution claims parts of Bible ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’

A criminal prosecution against a street preacher arrested for an alleged ‘hate crime’ has been dropped in which the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) argued that parts of the Bible are ‘abusive’ and ‘no longer appropriate in modern society.’

22 November 2022   Press Office

Christian preacher’s Covid regs case dropped

The first Christian preacher to fall foul of coronavirus laws during the first English lockdown, has had the case against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The loss of religious freedom due to coronavirus regulations during the pandemic has been hotly contested, most notably in the successful judicial review of Scottish restrictions on ...

9 September 2021   Articles

Victory as first Christian preacher to be prosecuted under covid regs sees case thrown out

The first Christian preacher to fall foul of coronavirus laws during the first English lockdown, has had the case against him dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

9 September 2021   Press Office

Christian woman wins legal case after false allegations led to prosecution for street preaching

The first Christian woman to face trial for street preaching since a landmark free speech case in 1997 has been told there was ‘no case to answer’ by a district judge.  

9 August 2021   Press Office

Preacher to pursue legal action against police after Easter arrest and fine

A judge has ruled that it was right for the police to arrest and fine a Christian volunteer for breaking Covid regulations by street preaching on Easter Sunday. Andrew Sathiyavan, 46, who is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, was arrested on Sutton High Street in south London on Easter Sunday 2020 after being told ...

1 July 2021   Articles

Preacher to pursue legal action against police after Easter Sunday arrest and covid fine

A judge has ruled that it was right for the police to arrest and fine a Christian volunteer for breaking covid regulations by street preaching on Easter Sunday. 

28 June 2021   Press Office

Free to preach the gospel on the streets of Greenwich

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet ...

16 April 2021   Articles

Court to hear four Christian preachers’ case against police after brutal arrests

This Monday, four Christian preachers, known as ‘the Bristol Four’, will challenge Avon and Somerset Police over their brutal arrests following a dramatic incident in July 2016. Beginning on Monday 7 December at Bristol County Court, Mike Overd, Don Karns, Mike Stockwell and AJ Clarke will bring claims against the police for: assault, false imprisonment, ...

4 December 2020   Articles

Court to hear four Christian preachers’ case against police after brutal Bristol arrests

This Monday, four Christian preachers, known as ‘the Bristol Four’, will challenge Avon and Somerset Police over their brutal arrests following a dramatic incident in July 2016.

4 December 2020   Press Office

Court rejects draconian police measures seeking to silence Christian preacher

A High Court has today, Monday 5 October, rejected a heavy-handed attempt by police to prevent a Christian preacher from preaching on the streets of Avon and Somerset.

5 October 2020   Press Office

Police seek restriction on Christian preacher claiming he ‘puts lives at risk’

Avon and Somerset Police will argue at a High Court hearing on Monday 5 October that a Christian preacher could cause “significant risk or harm to others”.

4 October 2020   Press Office

Police remove preacher from Speakers’ Corner

Tim Dieppe comments on the recent removal by police of preacher Hatun Tash at Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner. ‘The home of free speech’ Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park has long been a bastion of free speech in the UK. It is reputed to be the most famous location for free speech in the world. A ...

26 September 2020   Articles

Christian preacher manhandled by police, faces trial

A Christian evangelist who was manhandled and arrested by police last year whilst preaching on the streets of Bristol, is to stand trial tomorrow (Thursday 23 February) charged with public order offences.

22 February 2017   Press Office

Christian preacher arrested in Barking for hate speech has charges dropped

Christian Legal Centre client, Pastor David Lynn, was released on Wednesday (21 March) without charge after being arrested outside Barking Tube Station on 20 March 2018 for preaching the gospel.

20 March 2018   Press Office

Christian preacher arrested in Barking for hate speech has charges dropped

Christian Legal Centre client, Pastor David Lynn, was released on Wednesday (21 March) without charge after being arrested outside Barking Tube Station on 20 March 2018 for preaching the gospel. David was held at Fresh Wharf Custody Base in Barking for over 20 hours, during which he was questioned by the police under caution. Preached ...

23 March 2018   Articles
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