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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

Inge says Church out of step on same-sex issue

THE Bishops of Gloucester and Worcester ha... More

‘Campus Christians mostly liberal’

CHRISTIAN university students are more li... More

Boxing club receives body blow

Boxing club receives body blow

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

Moderator speaks out for women

Moderator speaks out for women

THE Moderator of the General Assembly of... More

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Appointments

Archdeacon to retire THE Ven. Dr William Jacob, A...

Lord Hope ends formal ministry after Cahill Inquiry findings

Lord Hope ends formal ministry after Cahill Inquiry findings

LORD HOPE OF THORNES, a former Archbishop of Y...

York Inquiry finds

York Inquiry finds 'systemic failure' over abuse

IN 1999, after receiving allegations of sexual ab...

Resignations and retirements

BAKER. The Revd Alexander Baker, NSM of St Matthew's...

Bishop Baker has permission to remarry

Bishop Baker has permission to remarry

THE chairman of Forward in Faith (FiF), the Bishop of...

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PRINCIPAL ST ALBAN'S ACADEMY Lead an outstanding high-profile school in Birmingham St Alban's Academy serves the Highgate area of Birmingham. It is part of the ARK Schools group, a network of ...  Read More

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It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton  Subscribe to read more

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead  Read More

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 15:11
Canon Alan Billings, Labour Party candidate, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire. http://t.co/iydy5Z0tDj

Fri 31 Oct 14 @ 14:53
'Positive action' is being taken to create a pool of women ready to be considered for the episcopate http://t.co/mDg7mlOLfo