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Church provides listening and prayers after Shoreham crash

Church provides listening and prayers after Shoreham crash

SHOREHAM-BY-SEA has been left “numb” by the fatal air-show crash there last Saturday, the Vicar has said

Bishop ‘shocked and saddened’ by on-air murders

Bishop ‘shocked and saddened’ by on-air murders

THE fatal shooting, live on air, of a TV reporter and cameraman, has left the diocese of Southwestern Virginia “shocked and saddened”, the Bishop, the Rt Revd Mark Allen Bourlakas, has said

Piecemeal revision of C of E law won't help, say canon lawyers

Piecemeal revision of C of E law won

PROPOSALS for a new Enabling Measure that would give the Archbishops’ Council “Henry VIII” powers to change or repeal some synodical Measures and Acts of Parliament do not go far enough, the Ecclesiastical Law Society have said

Activists seek candidates for new Synod

Activists seek candidates for new Synod

AS ELECTIONS for the General Synod near an end, groups campaigning to change the make-up of the Church of England’s governing body have laid out their hopes for the next five years

Truro church lends a hand in Calais

Truro church lends a hand in Calais

A WEEK after a church in Truro appealed for aid to help migrants camping in squalid conditions outside Calais volunteers were able to deliver more than 100 boxes and bags of supplies to them

‘Liberal elite’ accused of hypocrisy on marriage

‘Liberal elite’ accused of hypocrisy on marriage

A NEW report suggesting that marriage is “alive and well” among the rich, but not the poor, is evidence that the “liberal elite” are hypocrites, a researcher said this week

Church leaders 'astonished' by benefits leaflet

Church leaders

THE “fabricated testimonies” used in a leaflet on welfare produced by the Department for Work and Pensions have been condemned by church leaders

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

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‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

Jo Wroe talks to the writer and stand-up comic A. L. Kennedy, who will be making her Greenbelt debut this weekend  Subscribe to read more

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Anne Spalding assesses two different visions

Scenes by the wayside

Scenes by the wayside

David Winter compares popular introductions

Rather not shout to the Lord?

Rather not shout to the Lord?

Exuberant worship is not for everyone, says Naomi Starkey

Settling a few scores

Settling a few scores

Rachel Mann reads a gay priest’s memoirs

IS destroys temple after beheading archaeologist

IS destroys temple after beheading archaeologist

THE destruction by Islamic State jihadists on Sunday of the Baalshamin temple in the ancient ruins outside Palmyra, in Syria, is the latest act of cultural barbarity carried out by the group

Eastern attraction

Eastern attraction

Eastern attraction: Selby Abbey, in north Yorkshire, has had a boom in visitors since the multi-million-dollar Taiwanese singer and actor, Jay Chou, married there in January

Evangelicals report free-speech fears

Evangelicals report free-speech fears

EVANGELICALS in Britain believe that their freedom of speech is being eroded, and that attempts by the Government to tackle extremism are making it harder for them to share their faith, a new poll suggests

Cathedral's abseiling couple take the plunge

Cathedral

WHEN Dave Wilson decided to propose to his girlfriend, he wanted to do more than go down on one knee, writes a staff reporter. So, instead, he threw himself off the top of Liverpool Cathedral — as part of a charity abseil event

Lincoln's Old Palace cancels wedding parties

Lincoln

THE diocese of Lincoln has defended a decision to stop holding wedding receptions and cancel existing bookings at the Old Palace

RS grows in popularity

RS grows in popularity

THE decade-long increase in the popularity of GCSE religious studies continued this summer

Significant objects

Significant objects

A portrait of the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, by the photographer Dave Jones, is part of a project, Intimate: Inanimate, where individuals are photographed talking about an object that has significant meaning for them

Bradford's "Jesus man" dies

Bradford

Geoffrey Brindley, who was known as the “Jesus Man” by people in his native Bradford. Mr Brindley, who was 88, died in hospital on Monday after suffering a stroke at home in Baildon

Thieves shatter stained-glass at Bodmin church

Thieves shatter stained-glass at Bodmin church

THIEVES have caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage by breaking into a Cornish church, where they stole less than £30 from a collection box

Be bold and see rapists as human, festival told

Be bold and see rapists as human, festival told

A WRITER who was raped in a park in Belfast seven years ago is an initiator of a festival held in Lambeth, south London, this month, to discuss sexual assault

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

C of E comprehensives in top 30 for GCSEs 

Survey highlights cost of the return to school

Ecclesiastical toasts record results

St Davids offers support to farmers in need

Teacher who pocketed trip money pleads guilty

 

 

 

 

Cameron urged to act on human-rights abuses in Iran

Cameron urged to act on human-rights abuses in Iran

FORMER political prisoners of Iran gathered outside Downing Street on Saturday to draw attention to the human-rights abuses perpetrated by Tehran, on the eve of the reopening of the British Embassy in the Iranian capital

Call to exhume remains of "Little Nellie"

Call to exhume remains of "Little Nellie"

THE remains of a five-year-old girl who died in 1908 and who was renowned for her spirituality may be exhumed for a second time, after the intervention of the RC Bishop of Cork, Dr John Buckley

Peace prize awarded to religious leaders in CAR

Peace prize awarded to religious leaders in CAR

RELIGIOUS leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been awarded a peace prize for their work trying to hold the conflict-racked country together

Christians assist migrants in Greece

Christians assist migrants in Greece

CHAPLAINCIES across Europe are sending cash to Athens to support the Church there in its work to help the thousands of refugees arriving in Greece

Israel urged to end Gaza blockade

Israel urged to end Gaza blockade

A GLOBAL movement calling for the Israeli government to lift the blockade on Gaza has attracted nearly 500,000 signatories, after it emerged that not one of the 19,000 homes destroyed in last year’s fighting has been rebuilt, owing to restrictions on construction materials

RC Bishop of Cloyne bans priest from talk

RC Bishop of Cloyne bans priest from talk

AN IRISH Redemptorist priest who has been “silenced” by the Roman Catholic Church for his outspoken views in favour of married clergy, and opinions expressed on homosexuality, will not now speak at a community “Spiritfest”, after an intervention by the Bishop of Cloyne

World news in brief

World news in brief

South Sudan pastors allowed home 

Bishop Samir Kafity dies, aged 81

Province for Indigenous Canadians proposed

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon National Portrait Gallery Until October 18, 2015 The term 'icon' is bandied about so much these days that its currency is very much diminished. Ther...  Read More