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From sanctity to sleuthing

From sanctity to sleuthing

The murder rate in Grantchester is about to go up. Olly Grant talks to the team behind a new clerical crime drama for ITV

EDUCATION: No more measures. Just special

EDUCATION: No more measures. Just special

A once-failing church school in Manchester has been named this year's TES primary of the year. Margaret Holness reports

EDUCATION: Disassembling collective worship

EDUCATION: Disassembling collective worship

John Gay traces the decline of collective worship since the 1944 Education Act 

EDUCATION: The fruit of faith

EDUCATION: The fruit of faith

Collective worship can enrich schools, says John Pritchard

EDUCATION: Then they started shouting back

EDUCATION: Then they started shouting back

Assemblies may be part of the British school experience, says Dennis Richards, but there are definitely pitfalls to avoid if leading one

EDUCATION: Doing things for effect

EDUCATION: Doing things for effect

Nigel Genders shares his agenda as the new chief education officer

EDUCATION: Finding the keys to success

EDUCATION: Finding the keys to success

A report this week emphasised the value of learning an instrument. Margaret Holness went to hear how it was done in one school

EDUCATION: Under the spotlight

New regulations for academies came into effect at the beginning of this month. Howard Dellar gives an overview

EDUCATION: Universities under pressure

EDUCATION: Universities under pressure

Church universities need to deal with current challenges, and position themselves for the next election, warns John Howson

EDUCATION: Cleaning ‘isms’ out of RE

EDUCATION: Cleaning ‘isms’ out of RE

Denise Cush considers issues of gender, sexuality, and 'religionism' in religion, and in the experience of RE

EDUCATION: Crocodiles, frogs, and smelly blankets

EDUCATION: Crocodiles, frogs, and smelly blankets

Dennis Richards selects books that could help when planning school assemblies

Christian fiction in a novel form

Christian fiction in a novel form

Catherine Fox could not find a publisher for her latest novel, until she decided to serialise it as a blog. She talks to Sarah Meyrick

The woman who made strides for peace

The woman who made strides for peace

Against the tide of opinion, Emily Hobhouse stepped into the Boer War, and then the First World War, to protect civilian victims. Janet Traill tells her story

Fellow-feeling for a scarred landscape

Fellow-feeling for a scarred landscape

The painter Peter Lanyon and the poet Jack Clemo shared something deeper than a Cornish background, argues Stephen Laird

As a pilgrim, you never walk alone

As a pilgrim, you never walk alone

Harry Bucknall, a former soldier, set off on foot from England to Rome, using the ancient pilgrim route the Via Francigena. He recounts his traveller's tales to Philip Sidney

New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley  introduces our review of the weekend's events

Lights, camera, action, Francis

Lights, camera, action, Francis

This summer, Hilfield Friary, Dorset, has been turned in to a set for the shooting of a film on the life of its patron saint. Olly Grant goes on location

Taking the ash outside

Taking the ash outside

Sara Miles takes Ash Wednesday on to the streets of San Francisco

An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation

Finding a way, with words

Finding a way, with words

The writer Anne Lamott appears for the first time at the Greenbelt Festival next week. Her confessional books interweave faith, literature, pain, and humour. She talks to Jo Browning Wroe

Photography competition

Photography competition

Enter our 'Life and Soul' photography competition by capturing the worship or community activities taking place at your church

The Colonel at cross purposes

The Colonel at cross purposes

Ninety years ago this month, Colonel Allin Methuen met a wall of resistance when he tried to unveil a memorial to African troops who died in the Great War. But he was not to be denied, as Cliff Lonsdale explains

Performing acts in good faith

Performing acts in good faith

The performance artist Bobby Baker is a guest at this month's Greenbelt Festival. Faith, family, food, and mental health drive her work, as Jo Browning Wroe discovers

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