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A bountiful harvest grown in faith

A bountiful harvest grown in faith

In this extract from their new book, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell tell the story of Christians and Muslims in Africa who are finding new ways to farm, based on their scriptures

Giving in an uncertain future

Giving in an uncertain future

How will the death of the baby-boomer generation affect legacy giving? And are younger generations less generous? Rachel Giles looks at the challenges ahead for charities and Church

Talking it through

Talking it through

On the menu are tea, cake, and chats about dying; but Rachel Giles finds the Death Café experience surprisingly jolly

Five things to do before you die

ONLY one in ten of us has had any kind of conversation with someone about how, or where, we would like to die

Will Aid month

IF YOU do not have a will in place, now is the time to act. Will Aid's Make a Will Month, in November, is fast approaching. This is a chance for you to make a proper, valid will, and at the same time make a difference to the lives of many people in need in the UK and around the world

Generosity widens education’s reach

Generosity widens education’s reach

St John's College, Nottingham, was founded on a legacy, and legacy giving has substantially affected the scope of its work and students, says Rachel Giles 

Will parties

JAYNE BENNETT, a counselling psychologist based in Chester, has an interest in will-making which stems from her childhood

Time and space

Time and space

A new facility has opened in Essex to allow families to store cremated remains until they are ready to deal with them, Pat Ashworth reports

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...

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

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

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Readings: Last Sunday after Trinity

Proper 25: Leviticus 19.1-2, 15-18; 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8;...

Job of the week

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A bountiful harvest grown in faith

A bountiful harvest grown in faith

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Corporate tax avoider? Shame on you, then!

It might be legal, but is it moral? Geoff Daintree on a new report that challenges people who pay as little tax as they can  Subscribe to read more

Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 10:55
'Moribund churches get the HTB treatment' http://t.co/Ul0Ya2u35j

Sat 25 Oct 14 @ 9:35
@alansc Hi Alan, We've done this for years. People wanted advance col for time to work on sermons. Col for 26/10 Readings is just below. HS