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Back to life

Back to life

THE chapel of Gwydir Uchaf lies on the border of the two ancient Welsh dioceses of Bangor and St Asaph

Know-it-all and Have-a-go

Know-it-all and Have-a-go

"WHAT works in theory doesn't always work in practice," says Dr Rob Freathy, from Exeter University

Bear prayers

Bear prayers

THE idea came from Canada

Four hundred feet down

Four hundred feet down

THE Express Lift Tower in Northampton, in Peterborough diocese, is said to be one of the highest official abseil sites in Europe

Star-gazing

Star-gazing

THIS is unusual, if not unique: a woman priest who is also an amateur astronomer who has helped found an observatory in her parish

Family research

Family research

Manchester: MIGHT Private Ernest Sykes VC, a hero of the First World War, who later became a railwayman and died in August 1949, feature in your family tree? If so, do get in touch with the Revd Richard Cook, who is the Railway Chaplain for the North West. 

Circle of love

Circle of love

Liverpool: HILLSBOROUGH still has only one meaning for most people in the UK: the disaster in the football stadium. It is still in the news, as well as in people's memories, and there are calls for yet another inquiry into what happened, and who was responsible.

Equal opportunities in Turkey

Equal opportunities in Turkey

Europe: THE Anglican Chaplaincy of St Nicholas, in the compound of the British Embassy in Ankara,  transferred the feast of the Visitation to a Sunday so that they could have a liturgy centred on "women and girls".

Starting young

Starting young

Portsmouth: ASSISTING the celebrant priest in distributing communion is a considered a real privilege in church, so it was special for nine-year-old Bess Hutchings, and 11-year-old Jack Snow, to be given the task during their school's regular monthly eucharist in St Mary's, Brighstone, on the Isle of Wight.

More and yet more

More and yet more

London: DESPITE no fewer than 36 ordinands in the diocese of London this Petertide, the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Revd Richard Chartres, wants yet more.

Bicycling Yorkshire

Bicycling Yorkshire

West Yorkshire & the Dales: AS THE world watched nearly 200 Tour de France cyclists speed their way through the Dales, the Huddersfield congregation of St Philip and St James, Scholes, were also thinking about their link parishes in Tanzania.

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Keeping the faith under fire

Keeping the faith under fire

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Tue 29 Jul 14 @ 15:13
Church Times job of the week > http://t.co/k0vo78F6uN

Tue 29 Jul 14 @ 13:04
RT @bishopcoynePlease pray for the safe release of Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, who was abducted in Syria one year ago today. http://t.co/r796npC2J9