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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

Small screen — large mission

Small screen — large mission

SAT-7 is a Christian satellite-TV station making programmes primarily for the Middle East. The station aims to support Christians, but attracts a growing Muslim audience. Gerald Butt reports

What happened to death or glory?

What happened to death or glory?

The experience of the First World War effectively removed notions of romanticism and chivalry from military conflict, argues Richard Harries. It should also make us cautious about current alliances and interventions

A lantern unto their feet

A lantern unto their feet

The words and, sometimes, the very presence of the Bible were a source of comfort and inspiration to those who faced the hazards of the First World War. Hazel Southamreports

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

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

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

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New home, with room to grow

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