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Saved from the streets

Saved from the streets

The rescue of a prostitute and brothel-keeper was typical of the early work of the Salvation Army, which is 150 years old this year. Cathy Le Feuvre tells the story in an extract from her forthcoming book

Fish farmer who caught one million children

Fish farmer who caught one million children

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow is an unusual philanthropist, says Duncan MacLaren

Michael Palin: my seven of the best

Michael Palin: my seven of the best

The former Python and national treasure describes churches that have meant the most to him

Where kindness can kill

Where kindness can kill

Simon Farmer, an army chaplain, recounts life in a field hospital in Sierra Leone during the recent Ebola outbreak

Grey beard — but no loon

Grey beard — but no loon

A study day on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner taught Malcolm Doney the link between poetry and theology

The changing face of retreats

The changing face of retreats

What changes are retreat houses noticing among visitors, and how are they rising to the needs and challenges of the current market? Rachel Giles reports

Stories written for pageboys (and girls)

Stories written for pageboys (and girls)

Sunday is National Children's Day. Nicholas Orme looks at what they have been reading through the centuries

The lion, the stitch . . .

The lion, the stitch . . .

Pat Ashworth talks to the owner of a record-breaking Narnia embroidery

Not shrouded in mystery at all

Not shrouded in mystery at all

Just because the Turin Shroud is not genuine it shouldn't be ignored, argues Charles Freeman

Lament for body no.223

Lament for body no.223

The Lusitania was sunk 100 years ago with heavy loss of life. Andrew Doll recalls one of its passengers

‘The crowd lost all control’

‘The crowd lost all control’

How Church Times correspondents witnessed the events of VE Day in 1945

Health: Mind the gap – it’s killing people

Health: Mind the gap – it’s killing people

Rising social inequality is bad for our health and our NHS, but the Government is slow to recognise this, says Michael Bond

Health: Too hungry for learning

Health: Too hungry for learning

CARMEL McCONNELL is zealous about breakfast. School lunches are important, she says. She was, after all, part of the panel of experts on the Government's School Food Plan which extended free school meals to all four- to eight-year-olds. But, as the founder of the charity Magic...

Health: Blessed, but not with a child

Health: Blessed, but not with a child

Is the Church a welcoming space for those who face infertility and childlessness, asks Rachel Giles

Health: When staff run short

Health: When staff run short

To ensure that we can sustain the NHS in the future, do we all need to be volunteering at our local hospital? Huw Spanner investigates

The day that maths was turned into music

The day that maths was turned into music

In 1715 bell-ringing came of age, with the solution to a ringing conundrum. Prudence Fay reports

Health: Free meal in free time

Health: Free meal in free time

Churches are signing up to tackle holiday hunger, discovers Christine Miles

The war the English tried to forget

The war the English tried to forget

A new Civil War centre is about to open in Newark. Paul Wilkinson reports

The dog will see you now

The dog will see you now

Pat Ashworth learns about a remarkable ministry at Burrswood Hospital

When the Iron Lady met a steely Church

When the Iron Lady met a steely Church

The 1980s brought a remarkable remodelling of the Conservatives and the Church of England, says Eliza Filby

Barchester chronicler

Barchester chronicler

Anthony Trollope was born 200 years ago. Richard Chartres  celebrates the novelist's work

Now Me’s message to Then Me

Now Me’s message to Then Me

The novelist Matthew Haig has revisited a period of despair. He talks to Martin Wroe

The pen and the sword

The pen and the sword

Terry Wright considers the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, murdered 70 years ago

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