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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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2 Samuel 5.1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12.2-10;...

Appointments

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Baptist wife wanted to lay hands on husband

Baptist wife wanted to lay hands on husband

A BAPTIST minister married to a Church of England...

Resignations and retirements

New archdeacon THE next Archdeacon of Hackney, in...

Two more women, and one man, for the College of Bishops

Two more women, and one man, for the College of Bishops

THE number of Church of England women bishops is to...

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Numbers have always mattered

Numbers have always mattered

David Goodhew argues that numerical growth has always been central to the Church's mission  Read More

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Leader: A work of the Spirit

Size is only one indicator of health, and not always a reliable one  Read More

Mon 6 Jul 15 @ 12:16
RT @matthewcashmoreSome people say that being an Ordinand in the @CofE is a dull and boring thing… I would have to argue with that. http://t.co/oE42r0Veg3

Mon 6 Jul 15 @ 12:12
People have become unstable, spiritually' - C of E priest in path of Heathrow's third runway http://t.co/00Y3p4xXR9 http://t.co/Chwv9WKPtR