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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

Bright idea

Bright idea

Hereford: Children at the church primary school designed and painted the panels of a temporary window at the parish church in Little Dewchurch

From jungle to haven of peace

From jungle to haven of peace

Llandaff:  SIX years ago, an area of wasteland next to St Peter's, the town-centre church in Fairwater, was nothing but a jungle of briars and brambles. Now it is a community garden, attractive enough to open as part of the National Garden Scheme.

Golden celebrations

Golden celebrations

Salisbury: MORE than 20 clergy, all former students of St Boniface College, gathered in Warminster with their wives and families to celebrate the golden jubilee of their priesthood

Father follows son

Father follows son

Lichfield: BOTH he and his father explored ordination at about the same time, the Revd Tommy Merry says. Still in his twenties, he was young enough for three years' training at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, for a full-time post. He has spent the past year as an assistant curate in the Hanley Team in Stoke

Children’s delight

Children’s delight

Durham:  WOULDN'T you have loved to be able to throw wet sponges at some of your teachers? That is what the children at Neville's Cross Primary School, were able to do, and all in a good cause. They were raising funds for the Toilet Twinning scheme, which twins lavatories in the UK and in the developing world.

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