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Common tenure: Celestial clerical city is sought

THE SYNOD gave final approval to the Draft Ecclesiastical Offices (Terms of Service) Measure, which will introduce common tenure for the clergy.

As a preliminary, the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Stephen Venner, asked the Synod to take note of the steering committee’s report. It was the last stage of a six-year process that had begun when clergy sought greater security for those who did not have freehold, and ended with the concept of offering all the clergy a ...

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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation  Read More

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

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Fri 22 Aug 14 @ 14:02
Should the police and the BBC have broadcast the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard? http://t.co/X8aMw6nwIe

Fri 22 Aug 14 @ 13:50
RT @ChrisJIPalmerSo, Sinead O'Connor's headlining @greenbelt . Good evaluation in @churchtimes http://t.co/Yewu9lZoYq