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Healthy body, healthy soul

Healthy body, healthy soul

An ageing population and lifestyle-related diseases challenge the Church's approach to health, says Paul Holley

A spoonful of care

A spoonful of care

A unique partnership between Caffè Nero, Romsey Abbey, a mental-health charity, and the NHS is integrating different sorts of care, discovers Sarah Lothian

When earth and heaven come close

When earth and heaven come close

Jim Linthicum and Dorothy Moore Brooks consider the part that chaplaincy plays at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Fellow travellers in the valley

Fellow travellers in the valley

When Helen Jones failed to find a cancer-support group, she founded one. Now it is developing into a ministry, reports Pat Ashworth

BCP . . . or GP?

BCP . . . or GP?

The congregation at St Cuthbert's, in Portsmouth, shares its building with a GP surgery operated by Christian doctors. Rebecca Paveley hears how it works

Stretching the meaning of ‘well’

Stretching the meaning of ‘well’

Lord Mawson helped develop the UK's first healthy-living centre. Rebecca Paveley reports

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Huw Spanner hears tips for people who are interested in banking, investing, and saving more ethically, but who are unsure where to start

Make money good

Make money good

GOOD Money Week is the new name for National Ethical Investment Week. This year, it runs from 19 to 25 October. Good Money Week seeks to mobilise financial advisers, fund managers, charities, faith groups, and a wide variety of financial organisations to raise awareness during...

Interview: Louis Heyse-Moore

Interview: Louis Heyse-Moore

'Time after time, life-threatening illness has caused people to change their attitudes'

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's weekly cartoon

Diary: Robert Mackley

Diary: A BRIEF respite from my position as Clerk of Works and Chief Labyrinther was provided last week by the triennial diocesan clergy conference

Hit that bull’s-eye

Vic Van Den Bergh: Target shooting

Out of the question

Out of the question: Why is there such an emphasis on recruiting young church members? Why not focus on the 55-65s? 

Crossword: No. 1287

Crossword: No. 1287

No. 1287 by Geoff Millin

The best of the best

The best of the best

It comes as no surprise that St Augustine tops the tree, says Cally Hammond, one of our judges

Where’s the ker-ching?

Where’s the ker-ching?

Why are so few of our top ten stacked by the till, wonders Paul Handley

The past is not a foreign country

The past is not a foreign country

We read ancient books because they remind us of who we are, argues Salley Vickers

Reaching the bottom of the pile

Reaching the bottom of the pile

We've listed the best, but what about the worst? Four of our judges nominate their 'turkeys'

The ones that got away

The ones that got away

Four of our judges name books that they wish had made the top 100

Bread for the journey

Bread for the journey

Mark Vernon and Chine Mbubaegbu recommend books for would-be believers

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

National prayer days

Out of the question: Who organised the national prayer days of the Second World War? When did they occur, and where can I learn more about them? Also, did such days of prayer also occur in the First World War?

Diary

Sister Rosemary on infant baptism, and being a state church

Green thoughts

Cookery: Lamb and bean casserole; Pear and blue cheese salad

Crossword 1286

Crossword 1286

By Philip Marlow

Lines written with care

Lines written with care

The Church Times continues its countdown of the 100 best Christian books. This week we reveal numbers 11 to 50 on www.ct100books.co.uk , and focus on poetry

It’s always storytime

It’s always storytime

Fiction offers a rich seam for the exploration of matters of faith and doubt, says Andrew Tate

Words from the outside

Words from the outside

The Church has not simply been influenced by books by Christians, says John Pritchard Others have also had considerable effect

Virginia Woolf: Art, life and vision

National Portrait Gallery Until October 26 This is a fascinating exhibition about the life and work of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), hailing her as 'one of the greatest writers of the twentie...  Read More

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Looking for new funds? Pass the ice-bucket

As charities seek to attract a new generation of donors, they are having to find more targeted methods, reports Nick Jowett  Subscribe to read more

Job of the week

Priest in Charge

Wales

Esgobeath Bangor The Diocese of Bangor Eglwys sy'n Dysgu A Learning Church The Bishop of Bangor wishes to appoint a Priest in Charge of Conwy & Gyffin and Ministry Area Leader Designate Th...  Read More

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