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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

BBC values are vital to cohesion

Self-professed "BBC groupie" Angela Tilby enters the fray

The reason you don’t need an eraser

There is no shame in admitting to a change of mind, says Peter Graystone

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

The discovery of an old book takes Ronald Blythe back to 40 years ago

While waiting to hear . . .

Maggie Durran answers a reader's question about approaching grants for money

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe and a fellow author visit the grave of a poet

Conservatives and the Corporation

The Government has mounted another attack on the BBC, says Paul Vallely

An inspector who made the right call

Angela Tilby reflects on the death of Chris Woodhead

On the fault line of faith and politics

Sometimes it is a case of malice aforethought, suggests Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe thinks of a Scot who led prayer in the South Sea islands

Kerb-sets project a big deal

A former chairman of a churchyard committee caring for 12,500 graves, has some words of wisdom

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe is struck by the abilities of the clerics whom he is addressing

The good of Christian forgiveness

Christianity is not the only faith tradition to recognise the importance of forgiveness, but it does so in a very particular way, writes Angela Tilby

Defending their corner from Francis

Responses to Laudato Si' show hearts hardening, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe ponders immortality, and the unemployed horse

More and better religion, not less

Schools need to teach about the real thing now more than ever, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe compares and contrasts the faith of two public figures

Why ignorance is indeed a sin

Violence is viscerally rooted in some versions of religion, says Paul Vallely

How are repairs ‘sustainable’?

A reader asks Maggie Durran, 'what are we really being asked?'

 

Our need to be self-aware

KENT is not Nepal. But does that mean that Kent doesn't matter? asks Simon Parke

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe believes he can hear parochial voices calling

Faculties for mowability

Maggie Durran tells a reader that the faculty to make significant changes to a churchyard that is still being used for burials is extremely difficult to obtain, and making mowing easy is not a sufficient reason

Rome and Ireland split on gay vote

RC responses to same-sex marriage are now sharply divided, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe considers finishing a book, and biblical botany at the feast of Pentecost

Thus think of the Trinity

Angela Tilby confesses to a "rather geekis" fascination with the Trinity

Irish hierarchy leaves it to the laity

The marriage vote revealed a new tone, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe welcomes Whitsun weddings in the village church

Keeping it steady amid teen angst

Angela Tilby reflects on the challenges of her teenage years

Then and now

WE ARE told to live in the present. So what do we do with our past?

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH