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Crossword 1275

Crossword 1275

Across 1 Altar panel painted red, pale, blended with a touch of lilac (8) 6 King, one given nonsense as direction forprayer (6) 9 Bowl, putting double the energy into spin (6) 10 Hill with special gaol in which old German is imprisoned (8) 11 Priest is pinned by veritable...

Keep up with your VAT claims

Maggie Durran explains the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Fighting the forces of evil

Fighting the forces of evil

The First World War demonstrates thatevil exists, argues J. John. It serves asa warning against dehumanisation, and the propensity forevil to hijack religion

Keeping the faith under fire

Keeping the faith under fire

Large numbers of clergy volunteered to be military chaplains during the Great War. They were responsible for a multiplicity of vital tasks, from keeping the troops entertained to burying the dead, says Peter Street

Conflict on the home front

Conflict on the home front

The Church of England broadly supported the war, and many clergy wanted to enlist. But the effects of fighting overseas meant a critical ministry in parishes. Robert Beaken explains

Salvation, with strong, sweet tea

Salvation, with strong, sweet tea

The First World War began on 28 July,100 years ago. The Church Army went quickly into action, following the troops with the tea urn - and much more. Johanna Derry  reports

Ethereal effects

Jamie Cable selects five perennials that stand out in the ethereal stakes

Diary

David Winter reflects on the centenary of the First World War

St Gargoyle

St Gargoyle

Shirley made sure Tim got to evensong on time

God the Father, God the Son . . .

Our readers discuss: "How can God be Jesus's Father and Jesus be God's Son if God and Jesus are the same person?"

Steve Goddard, co-editor of Ship of Fools, PR consultant, author

Steve Goddard, co-editor of Ship of Fools, PR consultant, author

'Some people have moments of doubt. I have moments of faith'

Caption Competition

Caption Competition

THE photo in our last caption competition was not, perhaps, of the best quality, but it prompted some great replies

A poet who sets puzzles

A poet who sets puzzles

After the publication of a new edition of Rowan Williams's poems, Cole Moreton asks the priest-poet what goes on behind the verse

Following up the leader

Following up the leader

In an extract from his updated biography of Rowan Williams, Rupert Shortt examines the former Archbishop's quest for church unity

Polly Meynell, vestment designer

Polly Meynell, vestment designer

'It's disrespectful to God not to use the very best that one can produce'

St Gargoyle's

St Gargoyle

Ron's latest cartoon

No confession and absolution?

Out of the question: At an Ascension Day service there was no confession and no absolution. When I questioned the priest, saying that I did not think the service was valid, he simply said "Oh." I then said: "Does that not concern you?" and he replied "No." Am I correct in my assumption?

Pugin’s home

Sue Dobson visits Ramsgate 

Diary

John Wall: I WENT to a beer festival a little while ago. Now I'm more of a G&T or Pinot Grigio type of cleric generally, but I loved it. I was there helping out on a stall for the Bevy, the pub/hub/café we've been trying to reopen in Moulsecoomb, closed some three years ago by the police because of drugs and violence.

Crossword 1273

Crossword 1273

11 July 2014: This week's puzzle and last week's solution

Petertide ordinations: Souls under our cure

Petertide ordinations: Souls under our cure

A new collection pulls together the experience of curates, training incumbents, and diocesan supervisers. Here they reflect on their calling, their image, their problems . . . and their round

Petertide ordinations: Viewed from the other end

Petertide ordinations: Viewed from the other end

Not all Greek: older priests disagree about the value of their early training, Pat Ashworth reports

Petertide ordinations

Petertide ordinations

THE FOLLOWING were ordained by the Bishop in his Cathedral on 29 June, unless otherwise stated

Resurrection for ancient buildings

Resurrection for ancient buildings

The Synod is debating its funding for the trust that cares for historic churches no longer used regularly for worship. Rachel Giles reports

Interview: June Boyce-Tillman priest, composer, and academic

Interview: June Boyce-Tillman priest, composer, and academic

'Many women don't start their real work until they are older'

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 latest cartoon

Anglican and Nonconformist?

Out of the question:  A friend is a communicant member of the C of E on weekdays but a Nonconformist on Sundays. Is this unusual? Would anyone comment?

Making Nothing Happen / My Bright Abyss

Making Nothing Happen: Five poets explore faith and spirituality Gavin D'Costa, Eleanor Nesbitt, Mark Pryce, Ruth Shelton and Nicola Slee Ashgate, 215pp My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a ...  Read More

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Can Catholics back women bishops?

Christopher Hill asks whether Catholics can back women bishops  Subscribe to read more

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Thu 31 Jul 14 @ 16:35
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