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Poet who crossed frontiers

Poet who crossed frontiers

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Martyn Halsall examines the writer's work in order to map his spiritual journey

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

Green shoots, not yet a lawn

In the run-up to the UN summit, Huw Spanner charts the rise of the green Christian movement and asks: where is the Church's prophetic voice on climate change today?

Interview: Robyn Cadwallader, novelist

Interview: Robyn Cadwallader, novelist

'Contemplatives are no longer sealed up permanently, as far as I know'

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's latest cartoon

Out of the question

Out of the question: Should we stop calling Lent a fast, now that true fasting is rare?

Diary

Diary

Diary: The Revd Dr Bill Beaver has kindly drawn my attention to the Maas Gallery's discovery of another handleless-door painting by a contemporary of Holman Hunt, Charles Collins (1828-73), from a private collection in Florida.

Varieties’ showing

Varieties’ showing

THE kitchen table is covered in packets of vegetable seed - mostly bought, a few home-collected, and a couple of mysterious gifts from other gardeners. I am planning what to grow in my small vegetable plot this year. As with most shopping, I have learnt that the annual seed...

Crossword 1305

Crossword 1305

by Philip Marlow

Passionate poetry in motion

Passionate poetry in motion

The cathedral tour of a contemporary-dance performance based on the Stations of the Cross opens tomorrow. Pat Ashworth  talks to the main players

Interview: Jonathan Spencer

Interview: Jonathan Spencer

"If you've been a senior civil servant you will have learnt to pick up things quickly"

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

". . . and what are you giving up for Lent?" asked Hugh

Shepherds' character reference

You answer a question about shepherds

Diary: David Winter

Canon David Winter remembers "the redoubtable Michael Saward"

City of history

Exeter under the spotlight

Crossword 1304

Crossword 1304

This week's puzzle and last week's solution

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

British, female, Muslim, and typecast

Professor Mona Siddiqui is a go-to woman when reporters want a sound-bite on the latest Islamic story. But there is more going on beneath the surface, she tells Sarah Meyrick

A life of divine discontent

A life of divine discontent

Thomas Merton was born 100 years ago this year. John Moses, Merton's biographer, profiles the enigmatic and contradictory spiritual writer

Interview: India Russell - poet and actor

Interview: India Russell - poet and actor

'My experiences of God have always been unconventional'

Caption competition

Caption competition

Have a go at this week's caption competition, and win chocolate from Divinechocolate.com. Also: a selection of the best entries from the last one

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's weekly cartoon

Out of the Question

Out of the question: Why are so many almshouses dedicated to St John the Baptist? 

Diary: John Wall

Diary: THE strapline I always trot out is: "Every community deserves a decent church and a decent pub; we can do the church bit; so we need to support the pub."

Bathtime reading

Cookery: IF YOU enjoy a cookery book that appeals to both memory and the imagination, Ambrose Heath's The Country Life Cookery Book, first published in 1937 and now reprinted, is a treat

Crossword 1303

Crossword 1303

by Geoff Millin

History goes on the march

History goes on the march

The film Selma goes on general release today, marking the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights marches led by Martin Luther King. Stephen Brown examines the film's relation to the events of history

Education: Reaching for better standards

Education: Reaching for better standards

Nigel Genders outlines an ambitious plan to influence teacher-training for Church of England schools

Education: New teacher-training plans are a relief

Sir Andrew Carter and his team have kept to their brief, says John Howson

Education: Early lessons in thrift at C of E school

Education: Early lessons in thrift at  C of E school

Margaret Holness visits a primary-school savings scheme in south London 

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Education: When teaching was a religious vocation

Margaret Holness looks at the history of Chester University

This just one thing

Late, you don't know the half, and at the end of the day I'm at it, the tethered end: this selfreflexive, monographical effort. '[N]o acceptable religious position that is not a reinforcement o...  Read More

Job of the week

National Advisor For Pioneer Development

London and Home Counties

With its network of parishes covering the country, the Church of England plays an active role in national life, bringing an important Christian dimension to the nation as well as strengthening community...  Read More

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Thu 5 Mar 15 @ 10:30
Canon Beasley is currently director of mission in the diocese of Oxford.

Thu 5 Mar 15 @ 10:29
The next Bishop of Hertford (suffragan see in the diocese of St Albans) will be Canon Noel Beasley https://t.co/laE9XF3Xa3