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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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Bishops’ call for vision provokes anger

Bishops’ call for vision provokes anger

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Bishop’s carer found guilty of abuse

Bishop’s carer found guilty of abuse

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UK briefs

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Passionate poetry in motion

Passionate poetry in motion

The cathedral tour of a contemporary-dance performance based on the Stations of the Cross opens tomorrow. Pat Ashworth talks to the main players  Read More

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The Church, the ballot-box, and Mrs Thatcher

As an election looms, Eliza Filby traces the Church of England's changing political face from Faith in the City to Feeding Britain  Read More

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