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Michael Palin: my seven of the best

Michael Palin: my seven of the best

The former Python and national treasure describes churches that have meant the most to him

Where kindness can kill

Where kindness can kill

Simon Farmer, an army chaplain, recounts life in a field hospital in Sierra Leone during the recent Ebola outbreak

Interview: Pauline Hawkes, foster carer

Interview: Pauline Hawkes, foster carer

'Sometimes, I don't quite know what to do with my feelings'

Caption competition

Caption competition

Have a go at our next caption-competition picture (right), featuring the Bishop of Worcester. Entries must reach us by Friday 29 May   by email to: captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk  by post (postcards only) to: Caption Competition, Church...

St Gargoyle's cartoon

St Gargoyle

Hilary, quite happy where she was, tried to divert George from the job ads

Do Jews still await a Messiah?

Do Jews still await a Messiah?

You answers: Do Jews still await the coming of a Messiah? 

Diary

The Vicar of Little St Mary's, Cambridge shares his adventures

Picnic à la 1937

Terence Handley MacMath makes a choose fondue, grain de courgettes, and Marmalade tart

Crossword 1317

Crossword 1317

by Peter Chamberlain

Grey beard — but no loon

Grey beard — but no loon

A study day on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner taught Malcolm Doney the link between poetry and theology

The changing face of retreats

The changing face of retreats

What changes are retreat houses noticing among visitors, and how are they rising to the needs and challenges of the current market? Rachel Giles reports

Stories written for pageboys (and girls)

Stories written for pageboys (and girls)

Sunday is National Children's Day. Nicholas Orme looks at what they have been reading through the centuries

The lion, the stitch . . .

The lion, the stitch . . .

Pat Ashworth talks to the owner of a record-breaking Narnia embroidery

Interview: Julie Shepard, hospice nurse

Interview: Julie Shepard, hospice nurse

'Death is so much more medicalised. They used to have their hair done and a glass of sherry'

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

A little help with the chairs - was it too much to ask?

Out of the questions

A reader asks "When is it too late to be ordained?"

Diary

Political lament IT IS never too late to mend, we are told; and now, when some of the Bishops appear to have concluded that their advice was not universally heeded in the polling booths last week, what better time to sit down in one's study with Ian Robinson's A Lenten Pleynte...

App guide: In the clouds

IN THE beginning was the Word; although, in IT-terms, that is not entirely accurate

Crossword 1316

Crossword 1316

by Robert D. Carter

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

Not shrouded in mystery at all

Not shrouded in mystery at all

Just because the Turin Shroud is not genuine it shouldn't be ignored, argues Charles Freeman

Lament for body no.223

Lament for body no.223

The Lusitania was sunk 100 years ago with heavy loss of life. Andrew Doll recalls one of its passengers

‘The crowd lost all control’

‘The crowd lost all control’

How Church Times correspondents witnessed the events of VE Day in 1945

Interview: David Taviner head of radio development, United Christian Broadcasters

Interview: David Taviner head of radio development, United Christian Broadcasters

Christian radio was made legal some years ago now. There's Premier, based in London, which is a little more speech-based; and there are some smaller Christian stations around the country. United Christian Broadcasters (UCB's) distinctive emphasis is on music at national level. There...

Caption Competition

Caption Competition

A BIT of horseplay by the Bishop of Bolton, the Rt Revd Chris Edmondson, furnished our readers with material for their captions last week

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Small factions on the PCC held a great deal of power

Easter anti-climax?

A reader asks whether Jews still await a Messiah  

Diary: Sister Rosemary

The Revd Sister Rosemary CHN on life at the Convent of the Holy Name in Derby

Best of British

Simon Walsh cooks Roast-beef Yorkshires and Gooseberry fool 

Crossword 1315

Crossword 1315

by Patricia Cerrone

Fisherman

they say the cramp's the worst,muscles work against themselves, pulling tight,wrists and ankles, already smashed, find no grip or foothold, that cast in arc far out on sunlight,the leaden we...  Read More

Top comment

How about trying the politics of love?

Relationships, not strong leadership, should be at the heart of political life, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Read More

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