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Campaign from on high at St Jude’s

Campaign from on high at St Jude’s

A war-memorial mural in Hampstead Garden Suburb shows the influence of its times, suggests Alan Walker

A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth

Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

Urban vibe at Norfolk showground

The organisers of the Newday youth festival wanted to widen its appeal. Madeleine Davies reports on their progress

Not tried and found wanting. . .

Not tried and found wanting. . .

The ground on which the Vatican rejects women’s ordination is not as firm as it has been supposed, argues Eamon Duffy

Where their art is housed

Where their art is housed

Pat Ashworth talks to Tom Kelly, one of the Bogside Artists, about their work

Petertide ordinations: Don’t say yes to everything

Petertide ordinations: Don’t say yes to everything

We asked a management consultant and a psycho-therapist for advice for the newly ordained. Beware the incumbent in the kitchen, warns Matthew Caminer

Laugh at yourself, — and get out more

Laugh at yourself, — and get out more

Joanna Collicutt McGrath warns about the need to draw boundaries — but guard them lightly

Petertide ordinations

Petertide ordinations

Our list from every diocese

Petertide ordinations: ‘If you were called, you were called’

Petertide ordinations: ‘If you were called, you were called’

GABRIELLE THOMAS first felt convinced that God was calling her to ordained more than 20 years ago. But, six months after she began training at Trinity College, Bristol, she was struck down with ME

Petertide ordinations: His third title

Petertide ordinations: His third title

CRAIG TOMLINSON joined the army when he was 16, and served for six years, before training to become a professional wrestler

Petertide ordinations: Prisoners ‘a great bunch’

Petertide ordinations: Prisoners ‘a great bunch’

THE Revd Denis Hartley is believed to be the first Church of England priest to have been ordained inside a prison

Petertide ordinations: Resurrection for Leicester church

Petertide ordinations: Resurrection for Leicester church

SUNNY GEORGE likes to think of his story as one that mirrors the resurrection of Jesus

Petertide ordinations ‘. . . in which we serve’

Petertide ordinations ‘. . . in which we serve’

WHILE serving in the Navy for 22 years, Philippa Sargent kept denying suggestions by her colleagues that she was going to become a vicar after leaving

Petertide ordinations: ‘Travelling alongside’

Petertide ordinations: ‘Travelling alongside’

Cécile Schnyder has an MA in Jungian art psychotherapy, and is trained as a supervisor, group analyst, and spiritual director

Petertide ordinations: Drama of the liturgy

Petertide ordinations: Drama of the liturgy

IT WAS while watching Angels and Demons, the sequel to The Da Vinci Code, that James Pacey sensed the call to ordination

What to do about underspends

Maggie Durran advises a fundraiser who needs less than was raised

Numbers have always mattered

Numbers have always mattered

The numbers: David Goodhew argues that numerical growth has always been central to the Church's mission

Dangers of the shallow end

Dangers of the shallow end

Spiritual growth: Laurence Freeman OSB says that churches should seek depth as well as width

Where the Spirit pleases

Where the Spirit pleases

The location: what happens if growth happens elsewhere, Stephen Spencer   asks

Looking for inspiration? Why not take a lead from the drug-dealers

Looking for inspiration? Why not take a lead from the drug-dealers

Listening: churches need to start from where people are, argues Nick Ralph

The cathedrals’ secret

The cathedrals’ secret

Cathedrals: Stephen Hance explains their recent success

What larger churches can offer

What larger churches can offer

Church-planting: Ric Thorpe describes the contribution that city-centre churches can make

My tips: Pete Broadbent

 Serve decent coffee: no more grotty instant in ancient teapots

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Absconding rector hands himself in after three days on the run

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A vase? You must be kidding

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH