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Royal warmth

Royal warmth

JUST in case Princess Charlotte gets cold toes, the good knitters in Abbeyfield houses across Britain have been busily knitting squares to make her an extra blanket

Discovering the future

Discovering the future

FOUR young people in the diocese of Hereford are being invited to spend a year trying out ministry in the Church to see whether that is what they want to do

More space needed

More space needed

IT IS always good to know about a church that is growing so healthily that it needs more space, and extended facilities

Being one together

Being one together

"HE IS just like the pictures of him in the papers - outgoing, friendly, and very humble," Bishop John Flack, said

Good groundwork

Good groundwork

IT IS an ambitious eight-year programme, but the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, is planning a series of prayer walks 

In the steps of St Patrick

In the steps of St Patrick

DURING his visit to the diocese of Down & Dromore for the celebration of St Patrick's Day, the Archbishop of Canterbury launched the new St Patrick's Camino, meeting the inaugural walkers setting off on the first part of what will eventually be a 600km pilgrimage across...

Backdrop to worship

Backdrop to worship

NOT many primary schools have such a stunning backdrop to their school worship - especially one that they have all had a hand in making. At St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School, near Bridgend, in the diocese of Llandaff, all the children have helped to create this...

Life-savers

Life-savers

THERE has been a long tradition of people risking their own lives to save lives around the coast of the British Isles. Not least were those who rowed out the pilot gigs from our most remote English parish to ships in trouble off the Isles of Scilly. The racing gigs were used...

Advanced maths

Advanced maths

"MATHS can be practical and fun" was the lesson when 20 "gifted and talented" children from the final year at six primary schools around Warminster were invited to the Minster Church of St Denys for an afternoon of measuring and problem-solving. They measured everything, including...

Two wheels good

Two wheels good

BICYCLES are becoming something of a revolution in the crowded streets of the UK; in Rwanda, they can totally transform life. The diocese of Ely, with donations from churches and individuals, has been able to purchase and send ten bicycles to its link diocese of Kigali, as part...

Good as new

Good as new

Worcester: Students at Moreton Morrell agricultural college have rebuilt a tractor as part of their course work. It will now be given to villagers in Tunguli village, in the Tanzania diocese of Morogoro

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Fisherman

they say the cramp's the worst,muscles work against themselves, pulling tight,wrists and ankles, already smashed, find no grip or foothold, that cast in arc far out on sunlight,the leaden we...  Read More

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Saved from the streets

Saved from the streets

The rescue of a prostitute and brothel-keeper was typical of the early work of the Salvation Army, 150 years old this year  Read More

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

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