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Cricket: Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI v Vatican XI

Cricket: Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI v Vatican XI

19 September

Free entry for all. Here are details of the match and the gala dinner afterwards

Authorities failed Rotherham abuse victims, report finds

Authorities failed Rotherham abuse victims, report finds

AT LEAST 1400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a new independent report states

New home with room to grow

New home with room to grow

Paul Handley reflects on the first appearance of Greenbelt at Boughton House - would the punters come? And would they like it?

Good Childhood survey highlights anxieties

Good Childhood survey highlights anxieties

ONE in eight English children who took part in a survey said that they were so worried about their appearance that it made them unhappy, and affected their self-esteem

Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

THE floating Christian hospital organisation Mercy Ships has halted its latest visit to West Africa, as a result of the Ebola-virus outbreak that is affecting the region

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

THE continuing struggle to provide food and shelter for the thousands of Christians and members of other minority communities sheltering in the Kurdish-administered region of Iraq is taking place against the background of increasing Sunni-Shia tension in Baghdad and other cities

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

CHURCHES in eastern Ukraine held a joint service this week to mourn the deaths of four Christians who were kidnapped in June

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Books reviewed this week
Taking up the cross of St Augustine

Taking up the cross of St Augustine

Including Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and reconciler by Andrew Atherstone

The Christian year for the ‘emergent’

The Christian year for the ‘emer...

We Make the Road by Walking: A year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation and activation by Brian D. McLaren 

Liberals split into sheep and goats

Liberals split into sheep and goats

Including Reinventing Liberal Christianity by Theo Hobson 

Ash accepted here

Ash accepted here

The City of God: Faith in the streets by Sara Miles

Photos: Alfresco

Photos: Alfresco

25,000 attended five Soul Survivor events this summer, while an estimated 15,000 travelled to Greenbelt Festival at its new venue 

Grieve warns of ‘sanitisation’ of faith in public life

Grieve warns of ‘sanitisation’ of faith in public life

THE former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has warned that Christianity is being forced out of public life by an "aggressive form of secularism"

Krish Kandiah to be LST President

Krish Kandiah to be LST President

DR KRISH KANDIAH of the Evangelical Alliance will succeed Lord Carey as President of the London School of Theology (LST), it was announced last week

Granddaughter's distress at state of WWI grave

Granddaughter

THE granddaughter of a soldier who died in the First World War is demanding that his derelict grave in a churchyard is restored

Photo: Refreshed

Photo: Refreshed

The rain did not keep people away from the Annual Healing and Renewal Day at Walsingham on Monday

Two new bishops for West Yorkshire

Two new bishops for West Yorkshire

THE names of the final two bishops for the Church of England's newest diocese, West Yorkshire & the Dales, have been announced

Church breaks its duck with first wedding

Church breaks its duck with first wedding

THE first wedding in the near-120-year history of a church in Yorkshire took place last weekend, writes Paul Wilkinson. The couple, Leigh Procter and Kielly Collings, were the first to make their vows at Christ Church, East Layton, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, since it...

Photo: Taking the plunge

Photo: Taking the plunge

Clergy from the Episcopal diocese of West Tennessee tip buckets of ice cubes over their heads on the steps of St Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, to raise awareness of motor neurone disease

Numbers sitting RS soar

Numbers sitting RS soar

THE increasing popularity of Religious Studies (RS) as an academic subject over the past decade, continued this year with a further increase in numbers taking RS at both A level and GCSE

News in brief

News in brief

Unease at planned kidnap drama; Derbyshire churches remember Indian murders; US bishop writes about same-sex marriage; How Would Jesus Vote?; Church of Scotland keeps out of independence fray

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

THE DNA testing on the remains of victims of flight MH17, which was brought down over eastern Ukraine, has identified 176 of the 283 victims

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

THE former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, has offended not only the supporters of sexual-abuse survivors, but also truck-drivers

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced 'conciliarity'

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced

ALTHOUGH the debate about an Anglican Covenant was continuing, it was clear that the Anglican Communion was "far from ready" to move to a more centralised authority structure, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Dr Jeffrey Driver, said this week

Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison

Attenborough: spiritual director?

Attenborough: spiritual director?

Richard Attenborough was fascinated by faith, although sceptical, recalls Stephen Brown

History, nature, and the human touch

Leader: Stone and wood; earth and water. Natural elements predominate in a setting like Boughton, and their influence on festivalgoers last weekend was profound

Why I don’t go to Greenbelt

Angela Tilby: So here I am again, wondering why I never made it to Greenbelt last weekend to sample the artists, thinkers, activists, and people of passion who were signed up to perform at the great spiritual festival

The Scots’ vote affects the whole UK

The independence debate has a significant knock-on effect, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe walks through blackberry-blossomed churchyards

German atrocities reported

100 years ago: THE English newspapers are full of accounts of wicked and wanton barbarities perpetrated by the German army in Belgium, and refugees from Germany tell us that the German newspapers provide counter-charges of the same kind against the Belgians

Last of their order

From the Ven. Robin Turner 

New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley  introduces our review of the weekend's events

Making Nothing Happen / My Bright Abyss

Making Nothing Happen: Five poets explore faith and spirituality Gavin D'Costa, Eleanor Nesbitt, Mark Pryce, Ruth Shelton and Nicola Slee Ashgate, 215pp My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a ...  Read More

Job of the week

House for Duty Priest

Wales

THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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