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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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First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing?

First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing?

Sexual violence is endemic in many African countries. Tim Wyatt reports on efforts to combat it  Read More

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No compassion or common sense

Did the Home Office need to deport an 18-year-old, weeks before A levels, asks Steve Chalke  Read More

Tue 15 Apr 14 @ 15:26
First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing? @tswyatt on sexual violence in Africa http://t.co/mq64ZiV1Cl

Tue 15 Apr 14 @ 12:27
First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing? @tswyatt on sexual violence in Africa http://t.co/hcFT4GYhU4