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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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Reforms needed to halt decline, says Archbishop Welby

Reforms needed to halt decline, says Archbishop Welby

PLANS to transform the Church of England were trailed...

Episcopal cloud over conversion of civil partnerships

Episcopal cloud over conversion of civil partnerships

THE Revd Richard Haggis always regarded his civil...

Appointments

BANCROFT. The Revd Patricia Bancroft, Assistant Curate...

C of E leaders respond to ‘turbulence’ over Green report

C of E leaders respond to ‘turbulence’ over Green report

THE Archbishop of Canterbury and other bishops this...

Chester wins race for C of E’s first woman bishop

Chester wins race for C of E’s first woman bishop

A PARISH priest, the Revd Libby Lane, is to be the...

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Lecturer in Biblical Studies

New Zealand

THE COLLEGE OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST LECTURER IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (known as 'The Sir Paul Reeves' Lecturer') St John's Theological College (An Anglican Seminary of the Province of Aotearoa, New ...  Read More

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I was there when the tsunami struck

I was there when the tsunami struck

Ten years ago, Maxwell Hutchinson and his wife were on holiday in Sri Lanka when it was torn apart by the tsunami. He tells how they survived  Subscribe to read more

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There is no divine right of managers

Business should be learning from the Church rather than the other way round, argues Justin Lewis-Anthony  Subscribe to read more

Thu 25 Dec 14 @ 19:02
The Archbishop of Canterbury was unable to deliver Christmas sermon due to a 'severe cold' but you can read it here http://t.co/qiTPxoj7Mm

Tue 23 Dec 14 @ 16:24
"I pray for a renewed and united spirit among all Christians" - @JustinWelby's ecumenical Christmas greeting http://t.co/MCVOZ2EKCm