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7500: Bumpy ride for faith, but not all bad

Since CT 7000, the religious aspects of policy have had to be taken seriously again, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard

I HAVE a personal interest in the past decade. It was just over ten years ago that I arrived in my present parish. Tony Blair was poised for power, Swampy was holding up the Newbury bypass, and the Dunblane massacre had killed 17 people. Tech stocks were already being talked up, and BSE had just been found in humans. The numbers 9 and 11 had no special ...

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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