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Ed Thornton

Ed Thornton

Ed Thornton has been a reporter at Church Times since June 2010, and deputy news editor since January 2012. He also Tweets for the paper (@churchtimes) and at his own account (@Edthornton).

Ed has commented on church affairs for BBC News, the World Service, and various BBC local radio outlets. 

Before joining Church Times, Ed worked for a political magazine in Westminster and as a business journalist. He studied English Literature at Leeds University (where he was deputy editor of the Leeds Student newspaper), and has an MA in Political Journalism from City University.

Articles by Ed Thornton
Christians more liberal, survey finds

Christians more liberal, survey finds

CHRISTIANS have become more tolerant of... More

Boxing club receives body blow

Boxing club receives body blow

MEMBERS of a boxing club in Birmingham have... More

Moderator speaks out for women

Moderator speaks out for women

THE Moderator of the General Assembly of... More

‘Gracious’ Heaney mourned

‘Gracious’ Heaney mourned

THE Irish poet and Nobel laureate, Seamus... More

Christmas starts with a series of posters

Christmas starts with a series of posters

CHRISTMAS does not start at the office party,... More

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Appointments

BENDREY. The Revd Elizabeth Bendrey, Rector of Black...

Resignations and retirements

ACKLAND. The Revd John Ackland, Team Rector in the...

Deaths

GORDON.— On 8 August, the Rt Revd Archibald Ronald...

Gay issues: responses to Dr Sentamu and Dr Idowu-Fearon

From the Revd Alan Chidwick Sir, — Are we beginning...

Readings: 11th Sunday after Trinity

Proper 15: 1 Kings 2.10-12, 3.3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians...

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Quantifying the unquantifiable

Quantifying the unquantifiable

Maths geek, alumnus of a church youth group, and youngest ever World Poetry Slam champion, the ‘performance poet’ Harry Baker is a Greenbelt favourite. He talks to Malcolm Doney  Read More

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Beauty is about truth, not just nice appreciation

Aesthetic experiences should connect people with God — and with human tragedy and hope, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Read More

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