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Called on to build a new kind of bridge

Called on to build a new kind of bridge

Two days after her consecration in York, Gavin Drake meets the new Bishop of Stockport

Travel and retreats: Å to Z of Norwegian islands

Travel and retreats: Å to Z of Norwegian islands

Laurence Mitchell explores Arctic Norway, with its striking scenery, photo­­genic fisher­men's huts, and stunning cathedral

Travel and retreats: There wasn’t a sermon. . .

Travel and retreats: There wasn’t a sermon. . .

. . . but we fell asleep anyway. Louise Roddon has her first taste of 'champing'

Travel and retreats: Bombed by bonxies on abandoned isle

Travel and retreats: Bombed by bonxies on abandoned isle

St Kilda, off the western coast of Scotland, is a natural treasure - and has UNESCO World Heritage dual status to prove it. Helen Ochyra makes the voyage

Travel and retreats: From church to temple

Travel and retreats: From church to temple

Anna Lawrence sets out to follow in the footsteps of St Thomas the Apostle, in southern India. But her encounter with Hinduism has the most profound effect

Travel and retreats: Luther’s revelation

Travel and retreats: Luther’s revelation

The 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation falls in 2017. Diana Bentley visits Erfurt, where Martin Luther was a monk

Travel and retreats: Town and country

Travel and retreats: Town and country

Searching for ethical holidays, Joe Speed heads for a country cottage in Shropshire, while Malcolm Doney chooses a city hotel

Travel and retreats: Across the water

Travel and retreats: Across the water

Christine Miles picks five islands perfect for pilgrimages and retreats

Travel and retreats: Maidenhead revisited

Travel and retreats: Maidenhead revisited

A new pilgrim route has been developed in the diocese of Oxford. Sarah Meyrick walks along it

Travel and retreats: In St Teresa’s footsteps

Travel and retreats: In St Teresa’s footsteps

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Ávila, Laurie Vere sets out on a new Spanish pilgrim trail

Travel and retreats: Any advance?

Travel and retreats: Any advance?

Christine Miles picks some themed retreats in 2015

Travel and retreats: Going green

Travel and retreats: Going green

Alison MacTier suggests some eco-friendly retreats

A man in tune with his times

A man in tune with his times

Ian Ramsey was an 'improbable' Bishop of Durham. On the centenary of his birth, John Saxbee recalls a philosopher of religion who was also a man of the people

How to read a cleric

How to read a cleric

For her recent book, Sue Sorensen trawled novels, film, TV, and theatre for significant clerical figures. She found some strikingly authentic examples

The Cowley Fathers’ father

The Cowley Fathers’ father

Richard Meux Benson, the founder of the first Anglican religious order for men, died 100 years ago this week. Geoffrey Rowell appreciates his contribution to church life

After the first pilgrimage comes another

After the first pilgrimage comes another

Rachel Joyce's novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was called 'spiritual' by some readers. Her follow-up explores similar territory. She talks to Martin Wroe

A change is as good as a rest

A change is as good as a rest

Do you feel in need of a new direction, or want to see if your skills can help others in another part of the world? Huw Spanner looks at career-break opportunities abroad

A poet takes to the pulpit

A poet takes to the pulpit

John Donne was ordained 400 years ago this month. Mary Ann Lund  follows the poet's path to the Deanery of St Paul's

2014 — the year in review

2014 — the year in review

Our month-by-month review of 2014, with photo slideshow. Also Arts, Books, Appointments and Obituaries 

Calvin, depravity, and small-town America

Calvin, depravity, and small-town America

Andrew Brown talks to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson

Painters who dig below the surface

Painters who dig below the surface

An exhibition in Edinburgh profilestwo artists, Paul Martin and Idris Murphy, whose current exhibition explores the sacredness of creation. They talk to Duncan MacLaren

The first Christian assembly?

The first Christian assembly?

Perhaps Christmas, not Pentecost, is the sign of the birth of the Church, says James Jones

Most highly favoured lady

Most highly favoured lady

Images of the Blessed Virgin Mary are still the cause of controversy, but her status is part of a consistent Anglican tradition, says Serenhedd James

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Dissing the D-word

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