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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead

Assisted dying: what to think?

Assisted dying: what to think?

Nigel Biggar on the arguments over the case represented by Lord Falconer's Bill

Kept together by ginger biscuits

Kept together by ginger biscuits

Rosie Dawson learns how one church community supported its soldiers in World War I

Saints and spirits

Leader: Beyond excusing heavy drinking and indulgence in the macabre among the twenty-somethings, today's Hallowe'en frolics mostly have little spiritual or religious impact here, because the context of a society in which a deep-rooted belief in spirits and demons in general no longer exists

Brief encounter

Simon Parke: STATIONS tend to be passing-through places, where we step hurriedly from platform to exit, eager to be on our way. But, at King's Cross St Pancras, the station itself might be the way

Thoughts of another definitive synod

Hexham's Celtic heritage makes it well worth a visit, says Paul Vallely

In praise of going gently into that good night

Angela Tilby: THE recent death of the Oxo Mum Lynda Bellingham has focused attention on how we end our lives, particularly when facing a terminal diagnosis

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

A pungent odour takes Ronald Blythe back to his book-polishing days

Build upon the rock

Maggie Durran: Your recent column on preparing a community audit when thinking about developing a church (24 October) did not go quite as far as we wanted. We are thinking of developing a community/local business in our church. What kind of community audit should we prepare?

Corporations, the clergy, and tax avoidance

From Dr N. P. Hudd; From Mr Robert Leach

Gratitude for TAP

From Messrs David Grieves, Jamie Gater, and Robert Bridgewater 

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