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Messy harvest supper

Messy harvest supper

Salisbury: MORE than half of the population of the village came to the harvest supper laid on by the people of St Peter's, Winterbourne Stoke. It is a tiny Wiltshire village that bestrides one of the worst bottlenecks on the notorious A303

Soldiers in church

Soldiers in church

London: A new window by John Reyntiens at St Paul's, Mill Hill, commemorates the long relationship with the Middlesex Regiment

Cherishing the police

Cherishing the police

Lincolnshire:  THERE are now more than 650 police chaplains across the country. The Lincolnshire Police have just appointed three chaplains for the first time

From shoe shop to church

From shoe shop to church

Leeds: THE diocesan Pioneer Minister, the Revd James Barnett, started with one-to-one conversations with 600 people among the 10,000 who had come to live in the new communities in and around Leeds. The result was that a small group began meeting in a disused shoe-shop

Beat of drums

Beat of drums

Europe:  THERE was a strong African flavour to the confirmation service in St John's, Casablanca. Eighteen members of the church were confirmed during a Sunday service last month by the Suffragan Bishop in Europe, the Rt Revd David Hamid

Aware of violence

Aware of violence

York: IT SEEMS an appalling statistic, but research suggests that between a quarter and a half of all women in the UK experience domestic violence. On 29 November, St Edward the Confessor, at Dringhouses, is hosting a day to raise awareness of the issue

Happy family

Happy family

Monmouth: THE Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has paid tribute to a retired priest and his partner for jointly winning the gold national award from Care Forum Wales as carers for young people with mental disabilities

Christmas is not cancelled

Christmas is not cancelled

Llandaff: Civic authorities in Port Talbot have cancelled Christmas this year. But in the Church of Wales benefice of Aberavon, or its neighbouring churches in the Port Talbot area. Lights or no lights, it will be Christmas as usual - even more so

Country life comes to town

Country life comes to town

Southwark: THE Parish of St Anselm, Kennington, celebrated its Harvest Festival together with the opening of its own market garden. Unlovely garages at the rear of the church had been demolished, and the area had been transformed with raised beds and planter

Sharing faith

Sharing faith

Manchester: Revd Lisa Battye, of St Paul's, Kensal Moor, Salford, recently received an email from an Orthodox Jewish man about the yellow "Sing God's Glory" banner on display outside St Paul's

Kick-starting change

Kick-starting change

Chester:  CIVIC, business, and ecclesiastical leaders from across the diocese turned up to the launch of Transforming Lives Together, a joint initiative between the diocese and the Church Urban Fund

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Getting the call

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Where sacred art comes built in

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Thu 27 Nov 14 @ 16:03
RT @EmmaMaskell1@churchtimes @findachurch Loving the multifaith Christmas jumper!

Thu 27 Nov 14 @ 15:46
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