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Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

CHURCH leaders have been reacting to the news, announced early this morning, that Scotland has voted to stay in the UK

Scotland votes 'No' and Cameron promises to deliver

Scotland votes

SCOTTISH voters have rejected the opportunity to become an independent nation - 55 per cent of them chose to remain within the UK in the referendum yesterday

Prayer and squabbling as Scots head to the polls

Prayer and squabbling as Scots head to the polls

Tim Wyatt reports from Edinburgh 

Setting an example: bishops spend two days talking about sex

Setting an example: bishops spend two days talking about sex

IT WAS, perhaps, appropriate that the small town of Market Bosworth, chosen to host the meeting of the College of Bishops this week, was itself a microcosm of the issues under discussion

Welsh Bishops announce new code

Welsh Bishops announce new code

INDIVIDUALS in the Church in Wales who cannot accept the consecration of women of bishops can seek sacramental provision under a code of practice prepared by the Bench of Bishops

British aid worker was ‘evilly killed’ says Welby

British aid worker was ‘evilly killed’ says Welby

THE Archbishop of Canterbury added his voice to those around the world who have condemned the murder of the British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria

'Time is running out to fix the world'

Christina Manning previews next week's UN Climate Summit in New York

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Three summits and 14 months for the planet

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From sanctity to sleuthing

From sanctity to sleuthing

The murder rate in Grantchester is about to go up. Olly Grant talks to the team behind a new clerical crime drama for ITV  Subscribe to read more

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Books reviewed this week
With Bishop Wright, reviewing a life of scholarship

With Bishop Wright, reviewing a ...

Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 by N. T. Wright 

Swords and ploughshares

Swords and ploughshares

The Dove, the Fig Leaf and the Sword: Why Christianity changes its mind about war
by Alan Billings

Courteous custom

Courteous custom

Discovering Matthew: Content, interpretation, reception by Ian Boxall 

School’s game well raised

School’s game well raised

Thring of Uppingham: Victorian educator by Nigel Richardson 

C of E to pay Living Wage in schools

C of E to pay Living Wage in schools

ALL Church of England schools will become accredited Living Wage employers under a plan announced by the National Society and the trade union Unison on Monday

Sculptor can find no place to lay his bench in London

Sculptor can find no place to lay his bench in London

SEARCHING for a London home for his sculpture Jesus the Homeless, which features Christ huddled under a blanket, and sleeping on a park bench, the Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz thought that he had found the perfect host 

A bell’s tone is part of its heritage, says chancellor

A bell’s tone is part of its heritage, says chancellor

BECAUSE it is irreversible, the tuning of a complete old ring of bells is a serious matter, a Consistory Court has heard 

Palimpsest Codex stays in Cambridge

Palimpsest Codex stays in Cambridge

ONE of the most important early biblical manuscripts, the Codex Zacynthius, is to stay in the UK, after Cambridge University Library successfully raised the £1.1 million needed to buy it

Extremism talks held

Extremism talks held

COMBATING extremism was the topic of a conference held in Bradford on the anniversary of 9/11 last week

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Corrie blogger; Guildford Cathedral passes £1.3-million milestone; Join fight for nature, Sir David Attenborough says 

Review signals drive to improve standard of RE

Review signals drive to improve standard of RE

A DRIVE to strengthen religious education in Church of England schools, announced this week, will include more central support, a rethink of the curriculum, and better subject training for teachers

Methodists lobby rag trade

Methodists lobby rag trade

WHILE not as vast as the 30-metre effort hung from Waterloo Bridge by War on Want, the banners displayed outside Methodist Central Hall during London Fashion Week were the result of hours of work by children 

Tales of help contrast with hostility to aliens

Tales of help contrast with hostility to aliens

How to engage with the white working classes who felt alienated from policy-makers? 

Abbey: ‘We are not lost property’

Abbey: ‘We are not lost property’

TRAVELLERS who leave items on trains into Paddington Station (above) have been finding that their calls to lost property are also going awry

Photo: best friend

Photo: best friend

Dog-lovers brought their pets to a candle-lit vigil at Christ Church, Harpurhey, on Sunday

Rector falls for bride at Stockport wedding

Rector falls for bride at Stockport wedding

IT WAS the big moment for the bride and groom as, vows taken, and register signed, they prepared to walk down the aisle for the first time as man and wife

Progress is made on law to increase international aid

Progress is made on law to increase international aid

A MOVE to enshrine in law a requirement to spend 0.7 per cent of the UK's gross national income on international development passed its first parliamentary hurdle last Friday

Photo: Emerald isle

Photo: Emerald isle

Clare County Council confirmed last week that it is at "an advanced stage of negotiations" to buy Holy Island

‘Time is running out to fix the world’

‘Time is running out to fix the world’

Christina Manning previews next week's UN Climate Summit in New York

Kurds mobilise ‘huge’ aid effort

Kurds mobilise ‘huge’ aid effort

"THEY are so relieved," an emergency programme consultant for Christian Aid, Ann Ward, said. "They said, 'America and Europe - they will save us. There is no way we can go home unless there is a strong military intervention.' This is their only hope: that someone will stand in and save them."

Medieval Berlin church asks for return of missing items

Medieval Berlin church asks for return of missing items

BERLINERS are being asked to check their homes for "souvenirs" that were removed from the ruins of the oldest church in Berlin

Faith in God was my only weapon, says Meriam Ibrahim

Faith in God was my only weapon, says Meriam Ibrahim

THE Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for allegedly renouncing Islam, Meriam Ibrahim, has said that she never considered abandoning her faith to save her life

World news in brief

World news in brief

Condemn IS actions, Patriarch tells Arab leaders; Church-building collapse leaves scores dead in Nigeria

Thousands cut off in Kashmir floods

Thousands cut off in Kashmir floods

THE worst flooding in Kashmir for more than a century has left more than 100,000 people marooned, amid fears that cholera may strike. The death toll in the region is expected to exceed 500

New UN rules clamp down on vulture funds

New UN rules clamp down on vulture funds

THE Jubilee Debt Campaign has hailed new UN rules on so-called "vulture funds" as an "important step forward in fixing the broken global debt system"

Photo: Engraved

Photo: Engraved

A Bible that belonged to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, will be auctioned this week in Boston

Now the village

Now the village

St Albans: WE HAVE had lamps and fences wrapped in mufflers, seven miles of pink scarf as a nuclear protest, knitted angels and knitted Easter eggs, and now we have a knitted church sitting in its own knitted village

Sea-going memory

Sea-going memory

Bristol: And so a new altar to celebrate Bristol's maritime heritage has been specially designed for St John's Chapel in the great medieval Church of St Mary Redcliffe

In the City

In the City

London: Members of the congregation of St Andrew's-by-the-Wardrobe recently marked the legacy of its abolitionist past with a service and a charity fête

Vintage ride

Vintage ride

Chelmsford: Taking part in the Ride and Stride event last Saturday, David and Mel Robarts (at the time of writing) were planning not to walk or cycle like everyone else, but to drive their vintage tractor

Archdeacon on call

Archdeacon on call

Southwell & Nottingham:  SO NOW he knows what it is like to be answering 999 calls. The Archdeacon of Newark, the Ven. David Picken, recently spent a day in a fast-response vehicle with a paramedic, Carl Keeble, from the East Midlands Ambulance Service

Caustic Love

Paolo Nutini Atlantic Records Paolo Nutini has already tried on many different outfits in his three-album career. Beginning with indie singer-songwriter roots on These Streets, he soon matu...  Read More

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