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A debate with my inner vegetarian

Angela Tilby is not yet convinced by her biblically minded inner vegetarian

What Corbyn and the Pope share

Both have dilemmas over redefining servant leadership, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe enjoys looking back at histime as a screen actor

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe describes a glamorous and romantic type of plum

Hypocrisies of humility exposed

Angela Tilby suggests that the Christian virtues can seem bloodless, even today

Religious freedom v. legal rights?

The US could face a two-tier system over gay weddings, says Bill Countryman

Victory for a proper caution

Angela Tilby on the failure of the Assisted Dying Bill

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe walks with bare feet through the garden to pick fruit

Success not guaranteed

Are there church fund-raising projects that fail? a reader asks Maggie Durran

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Word from Wormingford

After a period of lethargy, warm weather energises Ronald Blythe

Why the Synod is important

Sally Hitchiner argues that we need to put our votes where our tweets are

For Francis, mercy surpasses all else

The Pope’s initiative on abortion reflects his wider values, says Paul Vallely

Keeping brasses undamaged

A shout-out for the Monumental Brass Society

In praise of big religion

AS THE Culture Wars grind into their fifth decade here in the United States, the only thing about which everyone agrees is that Big is bad

Appreciation for services rendered

TO MY embarrassment, I got home from a restaurant last week, checked the receipt, and realised that instead of leaving a tip of £4, I’d left 4p. I had been handed the portable machine into which a credit card slots. Where I expected a message asking me to type a four-figure code was...

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe reflects on the value of a scythe and a dibber

Timeline will help with landfill grant

Maggie Durran explains how churches can go about getting landfill grants

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe, the horses, and the white cat welcome the rain

Blind to gender, race, and disability

Theatregoers are being asked to suspend disbelief in new ways, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Vestry photographs can reveal the nature of a place,says Ronald Blythe

Addictive unhealthy food should be taxed

Angela Tilby is with Jamie Oliver on this one

Cheap milk is not just about cash

The crisis is environmental and social, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe reflects on retirement and the enchantment of St James

Redesigning church lighting

Maggie Durran recommends the involvement of a lighting designer

In death we no longer have choice

Angelia Tilby reflects on the death of Gill Pharoah, a former palliative-care nurse, at Dignitas

In praise of physique and spark

Paul Vallely lays a bouquet of words in honour of the dancer Jonathan Ollivier, who was killed on Sunday

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

A prayer discipline by the window occupies the thoughts of Ronald Blythe

A socialist vision of the Kingdom

Angela Tilby on the potential problem for Hard Left Christians who believe that a socialist society should be morally obvious to those who follow Christ 

Science can heal but not soften hearts

Paul Vallely celebrates the redemptive power of art

Three-per-cent ‘retention’

A reader asks about when the final three per cent should be paid to a builder

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe makes a long journey and visits a packed village pub

Humility shocks us to humanity

Angela Tilby confesses to an addiction to hospital documentaries.

A scandal that reveals strengths

The Sewel affair suggests that the system works well, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe wonders how a farm labourer dealt with summer heat

Self-interest could end the EU dream

TWO weeks ago, I drafted a column about the motorbike-riding former Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, who was the first casualty of the Greek referendum

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