Two missionary societies merged 50 years ago to become USPG. Janet Traill describes the first venture of one of them, the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa
Jo Wroe talks to the writer and stand-up comic A. L. Kennedy, who will be making her Greenbelt début this weekend
‘I haven’t travelled on a train for many years’
In the 15th century, people were smaller than they are now
If the seagull consumes the Host, has it have received the Body of Christ?
The Revd Robert Mackley considers martyrs, Mary, and matrimony
SEEDS, with their hidden potential for transformation, have always been a rich metaphor, writes Jamie Cable
‘Guerrilla gardening’ is bringing new life to urban spaces, and Richard Reynolds is its best-known proponent, as Paul Northup explains. Additional reporting by Jemima Thackray
Maths geek, alumnus of a church youth group, and youngest ever World Poetry Slam champion, the ‘performance poet’ Harry Baker is a Greenbelt favourite. He talks to Malcolm Doney
Tony D. Triggs recounts a poetic odyssey that started in childhood
‘As we become older, we’ve become more spontaneous’
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Each accused the other of nicking all the duvet
What are the differences between “choral evensong”, “solemn evensong”, “sung evensong”, and just “evensong”?
Sister Rosemary is marking the 150th anniversary of her community, now "a small group of people who are mostly ageing and fragile"
Terence Handley MacMath whips up Eggs Benedict
by the Revd Michael Callaghan
Margaret Duggan looks back on her time reporting on life in the parishes. And there is life, she concludes
Rupert Martin has been capturing church events for the past 20 years
In the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, a new programme aims to befriend especially vulnerable residents. Madeleine Davies reports
‘I can help others move from victim to survivor’
They looked forward all year to the church Holiday Club
Why is Jesus called an "apostle" in Hebrews 3.1?
Elizabeth Figg finds the grave of 21-year-old Miss Elizabeth Mary (Lily) Cove: a parachutist born in the East End
Gavin Drake reviews festival apps
Nicholas Orme writes about the saints who settled in Cornwall and can turn a holiday into a pilgrimage
The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus have made their first album for 20 years, and will be performing at Greenbelt this month, reports John Davies