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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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An angry voice and a tear

An angry voice and a tear

Sinéad O'Connor headlines at the Greenbelt Festival this Sunday, despite her very public history of animosity against the Roman Catholic Church. Is she a troublemaker, a publicity-seeker, or a prophet? Cole Moreton makes an evaluation  Read More

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Should the police and the BBC have broadcast the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard?

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Did King Charles I have Asperger’s syndrome?

New research suggests that the King's medical condition may have affected his decision-making, but it did not prevent his saving the Church of England, argues Robert Beaken  Subscribe to read more

Fri 22 Aug 14 @ 14:02
Should the police and the BBC have broadcast the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard? http://t.co/X8aMw6nwIe

Fri 22 Aug 14 @ 13:50
RT @ChrisJIPalmerSo, Sinead O'Connor's headlining @greenbelt . Good evaluation in @churchtimes http://t.co/Yewu9lZoYq