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Looks strangely familiar

Looks strangely familiar, but . . . this painting, c.1735, by Pietro Fabris, is a north view of Westminster Abbey, showing a version of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s scheme 4 for com­pleting the western and crossing towers, from the Westminster Abbey Library Collection. From The Lantern Tower of Westminster Abbey 1060-2010 by Warwick Rodwell, the Abbey’s consultant archaeologist (Oxbow Books, £15 (Church Times Bookshop £13.50); 978-1-84217-9796). It gives in scholarly detail, with many illustrations, the historical background to the Dean and Chapter’s hopes of replacing the “stumpy little tower at the cross”, as the Dean describes it in his foreword (News, 3 July 2009), and will be used to inform any decision that is taken

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Diocese of Lincoln Rector Branston with Nocton and Potterhanworth An exciting opportunity exists for a priest in this growing and developing benefice. We are seeking someone who: is an...  Read More

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Saved from the streets

Saved from the streets

The rescue of a prostitute and brothel-keeper was typical of the early work of the Salvation Army, 150 years old this year  Read More

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

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Saved from the streets - Cathy Le Feuvre tells the story of how the @salvationarmy began http://t.co/6Y6QxGGr6j http://t.co/o2mSfFLA7h

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Oscar Romero beatified in El Salvador http://t.co/254IWTXopo http://t.co/BIxw9eA4uE