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DARTH VADER’s quotation from the first Star Wars film, "I find your lack of faith disturbing", is now being printed on a mug

After Paris

"The season of Christ the King is an opportunity to reflect on the nature of the kingdom inaugurated by Jesus"

Lawful, but doleful

THE guidance, made public last weekend, that the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) can legally discriminate against a candidate for his or her views on sexuality is tortuous, and for a reason. If hard cases make bad law, they also prompt bad guidance. The hard case in this instance...

Ones who did not fall

WHEN those who lost their lives in armed conflict are remembered in services this weekend and on Remembrance Day, there is a body of men and women who tend to be overlooked. These are those who survived the conflict, but not intact. The ratio of wounded to dead has varied from conflict...

Rome’s rules

A dispatch from Rome

Rights and duties

Paul Handley on the annual Theos lecture, given this year by Baroness O'Neill

The Ball fallout

One of the hardest lessons for the Church to learn is that it cannot be relied upon to sort out its own affairs

Stuff shouldn’t happen

IN THE political world, saying the wrong thing can often seem more disastrous than doing the wrong thing

Something to aim for

IN HIS speech to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis warned against easy pledges, however solemnly delivered

Leader: January in Kent

There will be time between now and January to consider some of the options for the Communion. For now, we simply express the hope that everyone will come to the party

Leader: Radical at the helm

THE election of an obscure, hard-left radical to give birth to a new era in politics is not completely unfamiliar to our reader

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BANISTER. The Revd Jane Banister, NS Associate Minister...

Readings: 1st Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33.14-16; Psalm 25.1-9; 1 Thessalonians 3.9-end;...


Bishop to retire THE Rt Revd Christopher Edmondson,...

Former chaplain Roger Wakely jailed for sexual abuse of teenage boys

Former chaplain Roger Wakely jailed for sexual abuse of teenage boys

A RETIRED priest has been sentenced to 13 years in...

New Synod is told: be united and outward-looking

New Synod is told: be united and outward-looking

A PLEA for unity, not only among Anglicans, but across...

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Chaplain - Development

West Midlands

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT CHAPLAIN - DEVELOPMENT 18.75 HOURS PER WEEK The Pastoral Care Team at The Myton Hospices is committed to the provision of spiritual care across the organisation and deliveri...  Read More

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The lighter side of fund-raising

The lighter side of fund-raising

Maggie Durran reviews entries to a competition to find the best fund-raising ideas  Read More

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Questions to weigh before bombing

Just-war theory can guide MPs in these decisions, says Paul Vallely  Subscribe to read more

Sun 29 Nov 15 @ 18:29
Global poll shows that vast majority of Muslims despise Islamic State

Sun 29 Nov 15 @ 17:25
As Paris summit nears, UN says 600k people killed by weather-related disasters in 10 years