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Cricket: Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI v Vatican XI

Cricket: Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI v Vatican XI

19 September

Free entry for all. Here are details of the match and the gala dinner afterwards

Authorities failed Rotherham abuse victims, report finds

Authorities failed Rotherham abuse victims, report finds

AT LEAST 1400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a new independent report states

New home with room to grow

New home with room to grow

Paul Handley reflects on the first appearance of Greenbelt at Boughton House - would the punters come? And would they like it?

Good Childhood survey highlights anxieties

Good Childhood survey highlights anxieties

ONE in eight English children who took part in a survey said that they were so worried about their appearance that it made them unhappy, and affected their self-esteem

Photos: Alfresco

Photos: Alfresco

25,000 attended five Soul Survivor events this summer, while an estimated 15,000 travelled to Greenbelt Festival at its new venue 

Grieve warns of ‘sanitisation’ of faith in public life

Grieve warns of ‘sanitisation’ of faith in public life

THE former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has warned that Christianity is being forced out of public life by an "aggressive form of secularism"

Krish Kandiah to be LST President

Krish Kandiah to be LST President

DR KRISH KANDIAH of the Evangelical Alliance will succeed Lord Carey as President of the London School of Theology (LST), it was announced last week

Granddaughter's distress at state of WWI grave

Granddaughter

THE granddaughter of a soldier who died in the First World War is demanding that his derelict grave in a churchyard is restored

Photo: Refreshed

Photo: Refreshed

The rain did not keep people away from the Annual Healing and Renewal Day at Walsingham on Monday

Two new bishops for West Yorkshire

Two new bishops for West Yorkshire

THE names of the final two bishops for the Church of England's newest diocese, West Yorkshire & the Dales, have been announced

Church breaks its duck with first wedding

Church breaks its duck with first wedding

THE first wedding in the near-120-year history of a church in Yorkshire took place last weekend, writes Paul Wilkinson. The couple, Leigh Procter and Kielly Collings, were the first to make their vows at Christ Church, East Layton, near Richmond, North Yorkshire, since it...

Photo: Taking the plunge

Photo: Taking the plunge

Clergy from the Episcopal diocese of West Tennessee tip buckets of ice cubes over their heads on the steps of St Mary's Cathedral, Memphis, to raise awareness of motor neurone disease

Numbers sitting RS soar

Numbers sitting RS soar

THE increasing popularity of Religious Studies (RS) as an academic subject over the past decade, continued this year with a further increase in numbers taking RS at both A level and GCSE

News in brief

News in brief

Unease at planned kidnap drama; Derbyshire churches remember Indian murders; US bishop writes about same-sex marriage; How Would Jesus Vote?; Church of Scotland keeps out of independence fray

Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

Medics still at risk from Ebola virus

THE floating Christian hospital organisation Mercy Ships has halted its latest visit to West Africa, as a result of the Ebola-virus outbreak that is affecting the region

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

‘Horrific violations’ seen daily in Iraq

THE continuing struggle to provide food and shelter for the thousands of Christians and members of other minority communities sheltering in the Kurdish-administered region of Iraq is taking place against the background of increasing Sunni-Shia tension in Baghdad and other cities

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

Pro-Russia rebels target Christians in Ukraine

CHURCHES in eastern Ukraine held a joint service this week to mourn the deaths of four Christians who were kidnapped in June

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

Airport chaplains ready after MH17 crash

THE DNA testing on the remains of victims of flight MH17, which was brought down over eastern Ukraine, has identified 176 of the 283 victims

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

Cardinal Pell offends survivors and truckers

THE former Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, has offended not only the supporters of sexual-abuse survivors, but also truck-drivers

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced 'conciliarity'

Archbishop Driver calls for enhanced

ALTHOUGH the debate about an Anglican Covenant was continuing, it was clear that the Anglican Communion was "far from ready" to move to a more centralised authority structure, the Archbishop of Adelaide, Dr Jeffrey Driver, said this week

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

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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Tue 2 Sep 14 @ 13:46
@PhillipDawson1 @EnfieldIndyChaz Yes, all are welcome to come along to the match. The competition has been running since 1951 . . .