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Where clergy are faithful to the end

The College of St Barnabas provides a unique facility for retired clergy. Bill Bowder visited, and spoke to residents

THERE IS the curate (the Revd John Wors­fold, now aged 85) who woke up to find his house in Southwark in flames around him. There’s the doctor (Marion Bartlett) who al­most single-handedly ran one hospital in Africa and built another. There’s the bishop (the Rt Revd Mark Wood) who met his future wife when he knocked on a ship’s cabin door to announce mass time. And there’s the vicar (the Revd David Mumford) who ran a home for Holo­caust survivors. They are all living out ...

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Comedian tells Christians how it is

The Church urgently needs a grown-up debate about theology, says Eva McIntyre  Subscribe to read more

Thu 24 Jul 14 @ 13:47
Meriam Ibrahim has arrived safely in Italy, weeks after being freed from her death sentence in Sudan for apostasy http://t.co/V0M7QsR1oC

Thu 24 Jul 14 @ 9:40
Meriam Ibrahim, recently freed from a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, has flown to Italy.