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Seeming sceptical about the sceptre

Seeming sceptical about the sceptre

The relatively new festival of Christ the King might be out of date, argues Richard Lindley

For this relief. . .

Leader: The C of E perhaps does not deserve to feel proud of itself, but it can feel relieved, and thankful

Debunking the profligacy of the poor

Booze and fags are not at the top of every shopping list, Paul Vallely reports

As it was in the beginning

Angela Tilby: THE landing of the Philae robot last week produced a story of a YouGov poll that asked people whether they thought life was created by God, or whether it began with organic matter blasted on to the earth by comets

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe is struck afresh by the words of a familiar hymn

RE’s problems are not being addressed

From Mr Jack Parkes;  From Mr Michael J. Wilson

Healing of church rift over Christology

From the Revd R. O. Gould; From the Very Revd Dr John Arnold

One World Week

From Dr Roger Williamson

Ministers, spies, and censors

100 years ago: The capacity for mischief is proportionately greater where wealth and social standing afford larger opportunities for treachery

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C of E attendance statistics slope still points downward

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Getting the call

At Blue Peter Simon Thomas went sky diving with the RAF Falcons, racing with the world's top sprinters, and to meet the Queen to award her one of the show's celebrated badges. He now presents ...  Read More

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Finding life over death

Finding life over death

Denise Inge, who died on Easter Day this year, discovered that her home was built over a charnel house. This prompted her to write a book exploring the challenge of living well in the face of mortality  Subscribe to read more

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