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Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe is glad that a poet is remembered in a cathedral window

A sense of loss

SOCIAL workers in one London borough are now brushing up on the cycle of grief, on the turbulent pathway of loss. But not because any one has died. Not all children are born healthy in mind and body: some have a high level of need in daily aspects of living. And, as one social worker...

Why we are more than what we eat

Eating is about more than food, as religions have always recognised

Stranger danger

Simon Parke reflects that concerns about immigration are not new

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Ronald Blythe envies the gallivanting St Mark

It isn’t easy being Green

Angela Tilby on the appeal of the Green party

Caring is needed, not just caution

The Church must do more to help heal victims of abuse, says Peter Stell

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Paintings in an art gallery remind  Ronald Blythe  of the friends of his youth

Absolute suffering and absolute love

EASTER challenges us all on the problem of evil

Imprisoned not by bars but by lenses

We should control our urge to photograph everythingin sight, argues Trevor Barnes

Today’s climate for grants

Maggie Ross thanks a reader for a timely reminder that there are those out there already on the side of beleaguered churches.

Eggs are for life, not just for Easter

Sally Hitchiner:  How has Easter become such a self-indulgent feast?

When ‘sorry’ is the strongest word

Holiness isn't found only in church, says Martin Wroe

More systematic fund-raising

Maggie Durran: Would you recommend a systematic way for our church to tackle fund-raising? We have some willing people, but everyone is going off at tangents on their own, and I am sure we can be more efficient and effective

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Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe is struck again by the freshness of a medieval writer

Fund-raising: belongs to all

Maggie Durran: THE availability of outside help for funding building projects seems to us to be dwindling. Is this true, or is it just that now that we face the challenge, it looks like a tricky mountain to climb?

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Word from Wormingford

How is it that daffodils appear so suddenly, Ronald Blythe wonders

Leaving room for me and God

Angela Tilby: I WOULD never have admitted this to the ABM selectors, but one of the reasons I felt drawn to ordination was the spiritual claustrophobia that comes from church seating arrangements

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Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe prepares for the oilman to bring a year's worth of warmth

The fair-er sex?

Simon Parke: THE cost of prison accommodation means that there has to be a pretty good reason to send anyone to prison. But should there be an extra good reason to send women there?

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe feels pity for the cold suffered by the homeless Saviour

The moral superiority of suffering

Angela Tilby: IT IS painfully dawning on Western nations that the "peace dividend" that was meant to follow the break-up of the Soviet Empire was more the product of their own wishful thinking than a genuine end to the old hostilities

Rainy days: don’t give up hope

Maggie Durran: We love our church. But the demands for funds for repairs and for making some improvements to the building are beyond our means, as there are very few of us in a small village

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe recalls the development of an enthusiasm for Herbert

The cynical culture of party politics

Angela Tilby: IT IS no surprise that the Bishops' Pastoral Letter for the General Election should have drawn a largely negative Conservative response, and virtual silence from everyone else

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Ronald Blythe remembers hearing hymns sung by Cornish fishermen

The allure of discipline?

Canon Angela Tilbury takes Fifty Shades of Grey to task

Choosing the right moment

Maggie Durran answers a reader's questions about where to fit stewardship into the calendar

Lupine reflections

Simon Parke takes on criticism of Wolf Hall

British bulldog

Angela Tilby: Jeremy Paxman's recent television essay on the funeral, Churchill: A Nation's Farewell, argued that Churchill had indeed been the man to get us through our darkest hour; but we must hope that such an hour does not come again

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe tidies up the garden and feels a new energy

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe reflects on those whom we live and travel with

Dissing the D-word

Angela Tilby: Discipleship as a convenient term to ramp up the commitment of the laity sounds alien to Anglican instincts, and it is. I hope Synod members are gearing up for creative revolt

Exhausting affirmation

Simon Parke: Does God want to be praised?

Few to tackle urgent issues

Maggie Durran: This year, we want to tackle the issues of our building, from urgent repairs to lavatories and improved access. But there are only a few of us. Is there a good way to set out a strategy?

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