Free speech and street evangelism

Publicly proclaiming the Word of God is entirely lawful in the United Kingdom. We enjoy great freedom. But it is wise to have some idea of the law relating to free speech before engaging in street evangelism. This briefing provides an overview of some relevant criminal and civil laws in England and Wales. It is intended to equip open-air preachers and others with the confidence that they are not breaking the law when they share their faith in public.

This is provided for information purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute for legal advice.

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