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Campaign from on high at St Jude’s

Campaign from on high at St Jude’s

A war-memorial mural in Hampstead Garden Suburb shows the influence of its times, suggests Alan Walker

A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth

Interview: Stephanie Bryant, project co-ordinator, God and the Big Bang

Interview: Stephanie Bryant, project co-ordinator, God and the Big Bang

‘I spent most of my time outdoors, asking questions, poking things with sticks’

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

The Dean had wanted the grandest procession ever

Diary

Glyn Paflin reports (not from a viewless garret)

Welcome guests

Jamie Cable considers the fate of the bumblebee

Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

The organisers of the Newday youth festival wanted to widen its appeal. Madeleine Davies reports on their progress

Not tried and found wanting. . .

Not tried and found wanting. . .

The ground on which the Vatican rejects women’s ordination is not as firm as it has been supposed, argues Eamon Duffy

Interview: Lynne Bradley, writer, singer, performance poet

Interview: Lynne Bradley, writer, singer, performance poet

‘It was as if I was being enveloped in love. My whole body tingled’

Caption competition

Caption competition

IT WAS a challenging caption-competition photo last time around

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Some people didn’t understand why a diocese needed two bishops

Is this consecration?

A reader has a question about seagulls consuming the Host

 

 

Diary

David Winter has fond memories of gender-awareness courses at the BBC in the 1980s

Sweet saints

Simon Walsh makes gazpacho and coconut ice

Crossword 1326

Crossword 1326

by The Revd David Cockerell

Where their art is housed

Where their art is housed

Pat Ashworth talks to Tom Kelly, one of the Bogside Artists, about their work

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

They made a good show of being sorry to see him go

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

Probation for new incumbents?

A reader asks "Should every incumbency begin with a probationary period, as happens in secular employment?"

Diary

John Wall on conducting weddings in areas of urban deprivation

Get in the rhythm

Jamie Cable explores Tearfund's Rhythms app 

Crossword 1325

Crossword 1325

by Peter Chamberlain

Petertide ordinations: Don’t say yes to everything

Petertide ordinations: Don’t say yes to everything

We asked a management consultant and a psycho-therapist for advice for the newly ordained. Beware the incumbent in the kitchen, warns Matthew Caminer

Laugh at yourself, — and get out more

Laugh at yourself, — and get out more

Joanna Collicutt McGrath warns about the need to draw boundaries — but guard them lightly

Petertide ordinations

Petertide ordinations

Our list from every diocese

Petertide ordinations: ‘If you were called, you were called’

Petertide ordinations: ‘If you were called, you were called’

GABRIELLE THOMAS first felt convinced that God was calling her to ordained more than 20 years ago. But, six months after she began training at Trinity College, Bristol, she was struck down with ME

Petertide ordinations: His third title

Petertide ordinations: His third title

CRAIG TOMLINSON joined the army when he was 16, and served for six years, before training to become a professional wrestler

Face beholding glory

Evangelicals in Brazil have launched a social network on which bad language or sexual content is completely banned. Facegloria, which has attracted 100,000 members since its launch in June, lis...  Read More

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

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ST MICHAEL'S CE HIGH SCHOOL, CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE 'Excellence within a Christian Context' Pending the retirement of our present highly successful Headteacher in December 2015, the governors are seek...  Read More

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