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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?

Why ‘shy Tories’ won the vote

Canon Angela Tilby count on one hand the number of colleagues who were or are self-confessed Tories

Is it business as usual at No. 10?

Or could the Prime Minister have a fresh moral vision, asks Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe welcomes a visitor from Africa, and smartens up his garden

Let an engine do the searching

Maggie Durran advises a reader on how to find trusts to fund improvements

When the boss is God

Angela Tilby reflects on the Mark Sharpe case 

The rights that imply responsi­bilities

Fundamentalists come in many different guises, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe recalls an author with whom he strolled in London

Unrealistic building projects?

Maggie Durran answers a reader encouraged to fund-raise for a huge building project 

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe sings to the sound of a harp, and goes to a bluebell party

An act of courage, or betrayal

Angela Tilbury has been been wondering what it is that drives us to vote the way we do

Pope Francis and the Poor List

The poor are always with us - and they're getting poorer, warns Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

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

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