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Lessons to be learnt from ‘cop shops’

There are tough decisions to take, says Jonathan Bartley

AS THE scale and shape of the cuts to the country's police services become clear, the Church might want to compare notes with those pushing forward the changes.

They have a few things in common. It isn't just that both institutions have suffered from scandals and negative publicity. Both are committed to a focus at ward or parish level; and both are saddled with infrastructure and organisation that was designed ...

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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

Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 17:17
NEW: Bishops critical of Government over migrant crisis http://t.co/HI3EjL4uTO http://t.co/vN2lpB7OvU

Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 16:10
@AntonyPremier Hi, just to clarify, he was news editor, not editor