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Rebels and the risk they took

Bernard Palmer recalls the ordination of the Philadelphia Eleven

The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven

Darlene O'Dell

Seabury Books £16.99

(978-1-59627-258-3)

Church Times Bookshop

£15.30 (use code CT550)

THIS month has brought theclimax of the ding-dong battleover women bishops in the Church of England. Next Tuesday will be the 40th anniversary of the ordination (the Church Times index, though not its report or scathing comment, added inverted commas) of the first women priests of the Episcopal ...

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A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH