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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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Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E

Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E's first woman diocesan bishop

GLOUCESTER is to have the Church of England's first...

Changes in training prompt resignation and protest letter

Changes in training prompt resignation and protest letter

A PROPOSAL to devolve decision-making about ministerial...

Appointments

A'COURT. The Revd Darren A' Court, Rector of Okeford,...

These proposals cause us to fear for the future of ministerial training

From the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris and 16 others Sir,...

Resignations and retirements

BUTTIMER. The Revd Cynthia Buttimer, NSM (Assistant...

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The advocacy and the ecstasy

The advocacy and the ecstasy

St Teresa, born in Avila 500 years ago this weekend, is often depicted in a religious fervour. But there was much more to her than that, writes Laurie Vere  Subscribe to read more

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Lessons from history can teach us how to live

The long shadow of the past can not only illuminate the present but also point to a more hopeful future, writes David Monteith  Subscribe to read more

Tue 31 Mar 15 @ 16:32
@churchtimes @TheDesmondTutu is a celebrated former student at @KingsCollegeLon - the old student union nightclub was called Tutu's.

Tue 31 Mar 15 @ 16:32
Archbishop Desmond Tutu intervenes over King's College London's refusal to divest from fossil fuels http://t.co/elamBfZCLm