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Bookshops: a new chapter?

The collapse of STL was the latest blow to Christian bookshops. Clem Jackson asks whether they have a future

CHRISTIAN retailing in the UK has been through a torrid time in the past couple of years. Yet there now appear to be signs of hope emerging, as the trade starts to look forward once again.

In many ways, it is a much leaner (and, hopefully, fitter) trade that is emerging from the twin salvos of the collapse of the former SPCK book­shop chain, and the failure, at the end of last year, of the largest Chris­tian distribution, publishing, and re­tailing business outside ...

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House for Duty Priest

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison  Subscribe to read more

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