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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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Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

OXFORD will have to wait at least another year for...

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Archdeacon retires THE Ven. John Hawley, Archdeacon...

Resignations and retirements

BATTISON. The Revd Mark Battison, Priest-in-Charge...

Readings: Pentecost

Acts 2.1-21 or Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 104.26-36, 37b...

Readings: Trinity Sunday

Isaiah 6.1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17 Almighty...

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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  Read More

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How about trying the politics of love?

Relationships, not strong leadership, should be at the heart of political life, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Read More

Thu 28 May 15 @ 12:40
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Thu 28 May 15 @ 10:03
RT @BBCMarkSimpsonIn launching appeal, Christian family who run Ashers bakery say: "We continue to insist we have done nothing wrong." http://t.co/RJBkPAs0iQ