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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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Where sacred art comes built in

Where sacred art comes built in

When Jonathan Evens set off on a quest to discover 20th-and 21st-century religious art, he found some hidden gems  Subscribe to read more

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South Sudan: telling it how it is

It's time to launch a pre-emptive strike against further tragedy, writes Rowan Williams  Subscribe to read more

Fri 28 Nov 14 @ 15:52
Our interview from 2009 with PD James, who died yesterday aged 94 http://t.co/wjb4eeBSgC http://t.co/xzBuvRLCLy

Fri 28 Nov 14 @ 12:51
Our interview from 2009 with PD James, who died yesterday http://t.co/2v7CmTwt6C http://t.co/NFJ6oISDBf