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Getting messy

THE words "Messy Church" conjure up an image of toddlers, sticky paper, and toys, but the Priest-in-Charge of St Ninian's, Aberdeen, the Revd Samantha Ferguson, has found that the same principle works well with people whose toddlerhood is well behind them.

St Ninian's, she says, is a tiny church in the middle of one of the most socially deprived areas of that oil-rich city. It has a small congregation, mostly of students and elderly people, in "a chameleon church" ...

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Team Rector

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The Loughrigg Team Partnership Team Rector for the parishes of Ambleside, Brathay and Langdale The Loughrigg Team is situated in and around the small town of Ambleside in the South Lakes area of ...  Read More

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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