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Fire sale boosts Minster's funds

OLD lumps of masonry and timbers from York Minster have raised more than £44,000 in an auction to raise money for renovation. Hundreds of pieces of stonework and wood were sold last Friday. Most of the stones had been removed and replaced with new masonry during recent repairs, and fetched between £80 and £2000. The timbers were removed after the 1984 fire at the Minster.

Steep fall in insurance claims by churches

INSURANCE claims ...

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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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Europe criticised over refugee response