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Police and BBC criticised for coverage of Cliff Richard raid

Police and BBC criticised for coverage of Cliff Richard raid

BOTH South Yorkshire Police and the BBC have been criticised after the Corporation broadcast footage of officers searching Sir Cliff Richard's home live on television last week

Doubt cast on charities’ star turns

Doubt cast on charities’ star turns

SIGNING up a star brings little benefit to charities, which over-estimate the appeal of celebrity, a new survey suggests

Cameron promises 'family test' for Government policies

Cameron promises

THE Prime Minister this week pledged to put families at the heart of government policy, promising to carry out a "family test" on every new policy his Government introduces

Lessons learnt from Somerset floods

Lessons learnt from Somerset floods

CHURCHES need to be turned into community hubs, equipped with broadband and food services, so as to help communities through local emergencies, a new report suggests

C of E cricketers limber up for match

C of E cricketers limber up for match

As the day for the Vatican-Church of England Twenty20 cricket match draws closer,Paul Handley considers the teams and their chances

Evangelicals back Union but less sure about EU

Evangelicals back Union but less sure about EU

THREE in four Evangelicals would be unhappy if Scotland voted to become independent next month, a survey for the Evangelical Alliance has reported

‘Create safe routes for refugees’ says bishop after Tilbury discovery

‘Create safe routes for refugees’ says bishop after Tilbury discovery

THE discovery of 35 migrants at Tilbury Docks on Saturday morning  should alert Britain to its "proud and honourable tradition of offering sanctuary", the Bishop of Bradwell said on Tuesday

Greenbelt at ‘magical’ new site

Greenbelt  at ‘magical’ new site

"COME with an open mind, and wrap up warm": that's the advice for everyone travelling to this year's Greenbelt Festival, which gets under way today, writes Tim Wyatt. For the first time, the annual celebration of arts, faith, and justice is being held at Broughton House, near...

Jesus the Homeless statue seeks London base

Jesus the Homeless statue seeks London base

A CANADIAN sculptor, Timothy Schmalz, is appealing for help to find a site in London to place his statue Jesus the Homeless

Runner sets himself coastal-path challenge

Runner sets himself coastal-path challenge

A Somserset clergyman has embarked on an extreme fundraising challenge for Christian Aid

West warned not to be faint-hearted in dealing with IS

West warned not to be faint-hearted in dealing with IS

THE crisis in Iraq, which has particularly affected Christians and other minority communities, has taken on new a dimension owing to increasing international support for Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State (IS) forces

'Some are too traumatised to speak': Bishop pleads for South Sudan

WOMEN in South Sudan are crying "day and night, their children are dying at their hands", while their leaders put their personal interests first, a South Sudanese bishop said on Wednesday

Ukrainian Orthodox elect new Metropolitan

Ukrainian Orthodox elect new Metropolitan

UKRAINIAN Orthodox believers have elected a new Metropolitan, but trouble may lie ahead

Photo: Solidarity

Photo: Solidarity

Palestinians and others gathered in an east London church to raise money for Gazans affected by the conflict

Inquiry to be held into Irish refugee abortion case

Inquiry to be held into Irish refugee abortion case

A YOUNG refugee, who was raped during a conflict in her native land, was denied an abortion in Ireland despite the agreement by a panel of experts that she was suicidal

Photo: Eye to eye

Photo: Eye to eye

Pope Francis takes in a tour of South Korea, and a fly-over of China

World news in brief

World news in brief

Fire sale boosts Minster's funds | Steep fall in insurance claims by churches | Parents told to teach children, rapture or no rapture

Welby: Church seen as nasty

Welby: Church seen as nasty

ANGLICANS are "like one of those families that, rather than having their arguments in private, hissing at each other and sulking, goes out in the garden and shouts", the Archbishop of Canterbury said on Wednesday of last week, during a visit to Australia

Learning with Lego

Learning with Lego

Durham: FOR months, visitors to Durham Cathedral have been helping to rebuild the cathedral in Lego at £1 a brick, raising money for the cathedral's Open Treasure project to improve the way in which it displays its great wealth of historic artefacts.

Sacred cycling

Sacred cycling

St Davids: A new map of Sacred Trails has just been produced by the charity Sustrans, together with the Church in Wales and Cadw, the Welsh government's historic-environment service. 

And now the girls. . .

And now the girls. . .

Truro: THE Chapter has been thinking about introducing girl choristers for many years, the Dean of Truro, the Very Revd Roger Bush, says. Now, at last, they are to have a girls' choir, starting this autumn.

Local support

Local support

Canterbury: DID you know that the world's most popular fruit is the tomato? This was one of the answers required at the quiz and competition night held by more than 130 members of staff, volunteers, and friends of Canterbury Cathedral. 

Reach for new life

Reach for new life

Southwell: THERE was just one nun left when the Convent of St Laurence, Southwell, finally closed. The Community of St Laurence had been founded in Norwich, in 1874, and had done much devoted work through the years, but it had lived out its natural life. 

Cross of bullets

Cross of bullets

Salisbury: THE longest-serving bishop still in office in the Anglican Communion, the Rt Revd Dinis Sengulane, was recently in the UK. On his visit to Salisbury, he presented the Bishop of Salisbury with a pectoral cross made from two bullets and the firing bolt of a rifle

Church rallies as Ferguson protests turn violent

Church rallies as Ferguson protests turn violent

VIOLENT protests have continued in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, after a black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot dead by a white policeman

Record giving, but rise fails to match rate of inflation

Record giving, but rise fails to match rate of inflation

GIVING in the Church of England's parishes has reached record levels, new statistics suggest

Commissioners change Pollen into £381 million

Commissioners change Pollen into £381 million

THE Church Commissioners have realised £381 million from selling their stake in a central-London property portfolio. The Commissioners owned 64 per cent of the Pollen Estate, which comprises offices and shops on and around Savile Row, in Mayfair, for more than 50 years

B2C Sunday goes seasonal

B2C Sunday goes seasonal

THE Back to Church Sunday campaign has become so successful that its organisers are marking its tenth anniversary by extending it to a whole season of invitations

Survey asks clergy: is CofE stuffy?

Survey asks clergy: is CofE stuffy?

ANGLICAN clergy in the UK are being asked whether the Church of England is stuffy and out of touch. The question is part of a YouGov survey of a random selection of 5000 clergy, almost one third of those in Crockford's Clerical Directory aged 70 or under

Marathon man launches shack-attack for charity

Marathon man launches shack-attack for charity

FOR most of us, running one marathon for charity would be enough. But not for David Hall. The 50-year-old chartered accountant has just set off on an even tougher fund-raising challenge - 40 marathons in 40 days, running between John o' Groats and Land's End

Rectors complete ten-day bike-run

Rectors complete ten-day bike-run

TWO Church of Ireland rectors who are enthusiastic bikers have completed a ten-day charity bike-run around Ireland

Bishops’ pineapples unearthed

Bishops’ pineapples unearthed

EVIDENCE of the opulent and ostentatious lifestyle of the powerful prince-bishops of Durham has emerged during excavations at Auckland Castle, the Bishop of Durham's palace

Grant for Archbishops’ registers to go online

Grant for Archbishops’ registers to go online

WORK to put online the registers of 21 Archbishops of York, spanning more than four centuries from the 13th to the 17th centuries, has been boosted with a £175,000 grant from the United States

Lord Williams: Muslims uphold values

Lord Williams: Muslims uphold values

SETTING up "British" values against other kinds of values, Muslim or Christian, would not do, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams told a large audience at the Living Islam Festival, held at the Lincolnshire Showground earlier this month

CofE education chief calls for debate on British values

CofE education chief calls for debate on British values

THE Church of England's incoming chief education officer, the Revd Nigel Genders, this week argued for a widespread public discussion to define British values

Photo: In Kernow

Photo: In Kernow

Conan Jenkin, from Truro, reads to his family from a new app containing a translation into Cornish of the New Testament and the Psalms, at Perranporth beach, last month

Photo: Regal

Photo: Regal

The silver-gilt lily font used for Prince George's christening in 2013, and for many previous royal christenings, since it was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1841, for the christening of their eldest child, Princess Victoria

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