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The phoenix and the crib figures

Pamela Tudor-Craig reveals the surprising story of Coventry’s nativity scene and its restoration

And behold the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. (Ezekiel 43.2)

IN OUR SLEEPY DAY, most of us witness the full drama of the sun rising only through stained glass above the high altar in our churches and cathedrals in this dark time of the winter solstice. Our monastic forebears, getting up at five throughout the year, daily experienced those first shafts of ...

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A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH