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Minister denies that benefit cuts push people to foodbanks

Minister denies that benefit cuts push people to foodbanks

A GOVERNMENT Minister this week denied that there was any connection between benefit sanctions and the increased use of foodbanks

Pope’s encyclical welcomed and praised

Pope’s encyclical welcomed and praised

LEADERS in faith and science were united last week in praise of the encyclical letter Laudato Si' [God be praised]: On care for our common home, Pope Francis's "powerful intervention" on the degradation of the earth

Leeds church tries to stop deportation of Syrian activist

Leeds church tries to stop deportation of Syrian activist

CHURCHGOERS in Leeds have launched a campaign to halt the deportation of a women's-rights activist from Syria, and her husband, who are seeking asylum in the UK

Leaving the Qur’an for the Gospels

Leaving the Qur’an for the Gospels

THE "greatest turning of Muslims to Jesus Christ in history" is taking place across the world, the author of a new book, on tour in the UK, suggests

Laws for teenagers are 'dangerously inconsistent'

Laws for teenagers are

VULNERABLE teenagers are "falling painfully between the cracks" of childhood and adulthood, as statutory services fail to recognise their needs, a new report from the Children's Society warns

UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian groups

UN report criticises Israel and Palestinian groups

BOTH Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza are severely criticised in a report by a United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza conflict, which was published this week

Charleston church sends message of forgiveness

Charleston church sends message of forgiveness

PRESIDENT OBAMA will deliver the eulogy at today's funeral of the Revd Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina State Senator and pastor who was killed during last week's shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

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Faith and climate reach outwards

Religion and approaches to the earth are not just inner concerns, argues Andrew Davison  Read More

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Tales from the church bread line

Tales from the church bread line

Kieran Dodds photographed and listened to three foodbank users  Read More

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Books reviewed this week
Path from No. 10 paved with gold

Path from No. 10 paved with gold

Stephen Fay considers how well Tony Blair has done since 2007

Living a nightmare

Living a nightmare

Inauthenticity has its cost in this novel, says Jennie Hogan

Don’t be deceived by the teeth

Don’t be deceived by the teeth

Ann Morisy looks at two books about the onset of old age

Then shall the Priest say . . .

Then shall the Priest say . . .

A timely book on the practice of worship, says Paul Avis

Three more archdeaconries for the diocese of Liverpool

Three more archdeaconries for the diocese of Liverpool

A REORGANISATION in the diocese of Liverpool will create three new archdeaconries as the first step in reducing the administrative burden across the diocese

Synod to hear calls for a low-carbon future

Synod to hear calls for a low-carbon future

MOTIONS calling for urgent action to address climate change will be at the heart of the next sessions of the General Synod, which meets five months before a landmark international summit in Paris

New Bishop of Richmond announced

New Bishop of Richmond announced

New bishop: the Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven, the Ven. Paul Slater, after being introduced to the media and local dignitaries as the next Bishop of Richmond at Leeds Minster last week

Waterloo remembered: 'Recall past to cement Britishness'

Waterloo remembered:

COMMEMORATING historic events such as the Battle of Waterloo helps to cement our Britishness, the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, said at a service marking the bicentenary of the Duke of Wellington's victory over Napoleon

All-day relay of music in Wren’s churches

All-day relay of music in Wren’s churches

WHAT is believed to be the world's first "Wrenathon" - almost 17 hours of choral music, sung by 17 choirs in 17 London churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren - is to take place tomorrow

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

More honours in Queen's Birthday list | Woman found in church yard after being raped  | Body of suspected stowaway found in West London | Honour for Mission to Seafarers director  | Clergy in court for sex abuse allegations

Parish may remove bell, Chancellor rules

Parish may remove bell, Chancellor rules

THE Consistory Court of the diocese of Lincoln granted a faculty for the removal to the diocesan store of a five-and-a-half-cwt bell which had been stored for 41 years at the rear of Holy Cross, Scopwick, a Grade II* listed building

Recognition software is able to end churchgoers' anonymity

Recognition software is able to end churchgoers

CHURCHES can now track which members of their congregation are actually turning up for services thanks to new facial recognition technology

Cricket update

Cricket update

IT HAS been a busy and eventful fortnight in this year's Church Times Cricket Cup competition

Field invokes Thatcher on funding for cathedrals

Field invokes Thatcher on funding for cathedrals

THE beneficiaries of Margaret Thatcher's Britain should be contributing to the upkeep of the nation's cathedrals, the outgoing Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission, Frank Field MP, said this week

Celebration

Celebration

A painting of the now-retired Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Michael Perham (pictured, left), by the artist Lorna May Wadsworth (right), was unveiled at Gloucester Cathedral during a service to mark the end of his ministry

Report highlights abuse of women detainees

Report highlights abuse of women detainees

A DOSSIER that details a decade of complaints from women who claim to have suffered sexual abuse and harassment by guards at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre was published last week, as protesters called for an end to the detention of all asylum-seekers

Spelman: Education Bill must recognise importance of dioceses

Spelman: Education Bill must recognise importance of dioceses

THE new Education Bill should include clear recognition of the position of dioceses in relation to Church of England schools, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman, said this week

Do you have fund-raising ideas to share with others?

Do you have fund-raising ideas to share with others?

A NEW competition is announced today, aimed at finding the best church fund-raising ideas

 

 

 

 

New CAP report finds holes in safety net

New CAP report finds holes in safety net

THE welfare state no longer provides an adequate safety net for those on hard times, a new report from Church Action on Poverty suggests

Welby praises ‘exciting’ jail work at Bedford Prison

Welby praises ‘exciting’ jail work at Bedford Prison

THE Archbishop of Canterbury visits Bedford Prison to hear how Anglican chaplains are turning lives around

Pemberton tribunal transcript clarifies Inwood defence

Pemberton tribunal transcript clarifies Inwood defence

A TRANSCRIPT of a bishop's comments at the employment tribunal of Jeremy Pemberton has been published in response to criticism on social media

Church recorder

Church recorder

Church recorder: a member of NADFAS records a memorial at St Mary Magdalene's, Reigate, one of many NADFAS Heritage Projects. NADFAS has announced a contribution of £11 million towards the arts in the UK

Alto's Adventure

Alto's Adventure Snowman Platform: iOS, 9+ Technically Alto's Adventure is just another endless runner video-game. These offer an ever faster and harder challenge to stay alive while your...  Read More

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Headteacher

North West

ST MICHAEL'S CE HIGH SCHOOL, CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE 'Excellence within a Christian Context' Pending the retirement of our present highly successful Headteacher in December 2015, the governors are seek...  Read More

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