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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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The Loughrigg Team Partnership Team Rector for the parishes of Ambleside, Brathay and Langdale The Loughrigg Team is situated in and around the small town of Ambleside in the South Lakes area of ...  Read More

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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