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How does your Easter garden grow?

Many church Easter gardens are looking tired and dated, argues the Church Times gardening columnist, Jamie Cable. He offers suggestions for a fresh approach

YOU could say that Easter began in a garden. Since the Middle Ages, and possibly earlier, European churches have created a temporary garden, often on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday morning, lasting until the end of Easter Week and beyond.

In certain mainland European traditions, the garden remains until Pentecost, and some old churches even have Easter sepulchres built into the sanctuary, to the north of the ...

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I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

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There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

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