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Debunking the profligacy of the poor

Booze and fags are not at the top of every shopping list, Paul Vallely reports

As it was in the beginning

Angela Tilby: THE landing of the Philae robot last week produced a story of a YouGov poll that asked people whether they thought life was created by God, or whether it began with organic matter blasted on to the earth by comets

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe is struck afresh by the words of a familiar hymn

At thy right hand stands the Queen

Taking pot-shots at religious ceremonies is not good enough, says Paul Vallely

Who shall be found worthy?

Angela Tilby: It is hard to think of anyone with the skill and experience to lead the inquiry on historic sexual abuse who is not, in some sense, a member of the Establishment

The expense of motivation

Simon Parke: What do you do after dinner? That is when some people earn their living, and it can be a good one

Cut coats according to cloth

Maggie Durran: We know that many churches are opening up to community activities, and we think that that is a good way to go; but we don't have enough people to run any more activities. It is all we can do to keep the church and its services running

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Knees attract Ronald Blythe's attention after a craftsman's visit

Lessons to be learnt before the next war

Angela Tilby: Soldiers in the field need to know that they are supported. They need to have a sense that they are genuinely risking their lives for Queen and country. Instead, all too often they were made to feel that they were being controlled by civil servants

Indifferent towards a new mayor

The plan for 'metro mayor' in Manchester needs more buy-in, says Paul Vallely

Thoughts of another definitive synod

Hexham's Celtic heritage makes it well worth a visit, says Paul Vallely

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Tue 25 Nov 14 @ 13:39
Pope Francis addresses Parliament of "aged and weary" Europe - @GavinDrake reports for us from Strasbourg

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