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As Dr Livingstone presumed

As Dr Livingstone presumed

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

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

‘I hope that I will be proud of the next thing I write’

Jo Wroe talks to the writer and stand-up comic A. L. Kennedy, who will be making her Greenbelt début this weekend

Interview: Christopher Awdry, author

Interview: Christopher Awdry, author

‘I haven’t travelled on a train for many years’

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

In the 15th century, people were smaller than they are now

Out of the question

If the seagull consumes the Host, has it have received the Body of Christ?   

Diary

The Revd Robert Mackley considers martyrs, Mary, and matrimony

Seeds of change

SEEDS, with their hidden potential for transformation, have always been a rich metaphor, writes Jamie Cable

Planting seeds on stony ground

Planting seeds on stony ground

‘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

Quantifying the unquantifiable

Quantifying the unquantifiable

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

My 50-year epic

My 50-year epic

Tony D. Triggs recounts a poetic odyssey that started in childhood

Interview: Sister Dorothy Stella, OHP religious

Interview: Sister Dorothy Stella, OHP religious

‘As we become older, we’ve become more spontaneous’

Caption competition

Caption competition

Have a go at our next caption-competition picture (above). Entries must reach us by Friday 28 August.   by email to: captioncompetition@churchtimes.co.uk     by post (postcards only) to: Caption Competition Church Times 3rd floor, Invicta House   108-114 Golden Lane, London...

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Each accused the other of nicking all the duvet

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

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Variations from the BCP order

What are the differences between “choral evensong”, “solemn evensong”, “sung evensong”, and just “evensong”?

Diary

Sister Rosemary is marking the 150th anniversary of her community, now "a small group of people who are mostly ageing and fragile"

Eggs and peaches

Terence Handley MacMath whips up Eggs Benedict

Crossword 1330

Crossword 1330

by the Revd Michael Callaghan

The salt and the sweetness

The salt and the sweetness

Margaret Duggan looks back on her time reporting on life in the parishes. And there is life, she concludes

A parish’s life through the Vicar’s lens

A parish’s life through the Vicar’s lens

Rupert Martin has been capturing church events for the past 20 years

From isolation to integration

From isolation to integration

In the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal, a new programme aims to befriend especially vulnerable residents. Madeleine Davies reports

Interview: Natalie Esther, founder of Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anon

Interview: Natalie Esther, founder of Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anon

‘I can help others move from victim to survivor’

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

They looked forward all year to the church Holiday Club

Why is Jesus called an ‘apostle’?

Why is Jesus called an "apostle" in Hebrews 3.1?

Diary

Elizabeth Figg finds the grave of 21-year-old Miss Elizabeth Mary (Lily) Cove: a parachutist born in the East End

On the fringe

Gavin Drake reviews festival apps

Sand, surf, and saints

Sand, surf, and saints

Nicholas Orme writes about the saints who settled in Cornwall and can turn a holiday into a pilgrimage

Standing alone in an apocalyptic sea

Standing alone in an apocalyptic sea

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

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon National Portrait Gallery Until October 18, 2015 The term 'icon' is bandied about so much these days that its currency is very much diminished. Ther...  Read More

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

One year on, the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal reveals the risks of group norms, says Alan Billings  Read More

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