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Don’t be fooled: this was a big thing

The Vatican gathering on the family was momentous, says Paul Vallely

Photo was all a bit too revealing

Angela Tilby: KAREN DANCZUK, a Rochdale councillor, was recently taken to task by the journalist Janet Street-Porter and the pop star Jamelia for posting revealing selfies on social media

Going into the red

Simon Parke: I HAVE just walked past the Museum of Pornography and the Museum of Marijuana, Hash, and Hemp. I am also within hailing distance of prostitutes dressed to tempt and displayed in generously sized windows. I am in the Salvation Army Centre in the red-light district of Amsterdam

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe marvels at the CV of one of the Apostles

Not every change is needed

Maggie Durran: We want to make some changes to our church, and possibly create an extension to make provision for activities by other groups. We have more than one view on how to start planning changes; how would you advise that we move forward?

Foretaste of heaven with Mary Berry

Angela Tilby: I AM quite surprised to be confessing this, but I was one of the 12.3 million to watch the final of The Great British Bake Off

Unfair dodging is dragging us down

Paul Vallely participates in a debate on ethics in public life

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe retreats indoors as a downpour batters the house

Make the most of your assets

Maggie Durran: We are facing another year of struggles with money and stewardship issues. Is there a way to break out of the struggle?

UKIP and a sense of betrayal

Angela Tilby: The Church has a significant lay constituency that is instinctively conservative; and within it some are inevitably drawn to UKIP

Something is wronga than Wonga

The deprivation in which loan sharks are able to flourish is the real problem, says Paul Vallely

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Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 10:55
'Moribund churches get the HTB treatment'

Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 9:35
@alansc Hi Alan, We've done this for years. People wanted advance col for time to work on sermons. Col for 26/10 Readings is just below. HS