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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

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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 

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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

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?

Word from Wormingford

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

Word from Wormingford

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

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