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Curer of worms

Curer of worms

THE Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers five different ways to spell his name, and is not sure whether it was in the sixth or seventh century that St Carannog did much to evangelise the middle part of Cornwall. Near Padstow, there was a church or chapel believed to be dedicated...

Blessed be the end

Blessed be the end

SEVERAL members of the congregation of St Andrew's Minster Church, Plymouth (Exeter diocese), could remember clearly the sheer joy and relief when peace finally came at the end of the Second World War. Shirley Denny, for example, could recall vividly some of the events when...

The mighty mite

The mighty mite

IT IS the simplest of schemes - people save their 5p pieces in order to save lives. A parish on the Isle of Wight (Portsmouth diocese) has been doing it since 2003, and has raised an astonishing £4000, which means that, in 12 years, they have collected some 80,000 of those irritating...

Bishop meets hippo

Bishop meets hippo

HARRY the Hippo lives in St Augustine's, Ipswich, where he has the job of welcoming children, particularly those new to church. Last month, he was commandeered to a similar task in the Church of England's marquee at the Suffolk Show. He was joined by the new Bishop of St Edmundsbury...

Northern lights

Northern lights

THEY started in the north-west of Unst, the land of legend for most of us where there are marvellous names such as Muckle Flugga and Grunka Hellier. It is the northernmost point of the British Isles, as well as of the united diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney. The Dean of the...

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...

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Face beholding glory

Evangelicals in Brazil have launched a social network on which bad language or sexual content is completely banned. Facegloria, which has attracted 100,000 members since its launch in June, lis...  Read More

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A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH