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Hope and respect

Hope and respect

Liverpool: DURING January, Alsop High School, the largest secondary school in Liverpool, with 1800 pupils, has been hosting the Anne Frank Trust exhibition to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz

Signing the soap

Signing the soap

Durham: THE eternally running soap opera Coronation Street, in which every hopeful story seems to end in disaster, has a fan in the Bishop of Jarrow, the Rt Revd Mark Bryant

Breaking into church

Breaking into church

Coventry: IT SEEMED a good idea at the time. When St Peter and St John's was reordered 30 years ago,  the main door was blocked up and the porch area used for a lavatory block

Treacle tart remembered

Treacle tart remembered

Gloucester: A WINDOW by the leading stained-glass artist John Reyntiens was unveiled recently by the Princess Royal in St Peter's, Farmington

Football at the Front

Football at the Front

Europe: AMONG the thousand ways the beginning of the First World War was remembered last year, it was the momentary Christmas truce that caught the imagination at Christmas time, not least that of the Queen herself

Back to work

Back to work

St Edmundsbury & Ipswich:  IT USED to be "Plough Monday" in medieval times - the first day back at work after the 12 days of Christmas. At that time, ploughs were often kept in the church, and sometimes a "plough-light" was kept burning

Lighthouse of hope

Lighthouse of hope

West Yorkshire & the Dales: ST GEORGE's Crypt, in Leeds is celebrating the first anniversary of its Lighthouse Network, a Christian community for addicts, ex-offenders, and the homeless which has changed lives

Chainsaw Trinity

Chainsaw Trinity

Southwell & Nottingham:  IT SEEMS an extraordinarily clumsy tool to use for sculpture, but Peter Leadbetter achieves remarkable things with his chainsaw - in this case, taking two days to carve the Holy Trinity from a tree

Angel all-sorts

Angel all-sorts

Winchester:  THEY held their first Angel Festival just before Christmas, and the congregation and various community groups at St Anne's, Calmore, produced more than 380 angels of all shapes and sizes

Walking for help

Walking for help

Salisbury:  HARRY BUCKNALL led a walk from Child Okeford to St Paul's Cathedral, to raise money for the Walking With The Wounded appeal for homeless veterans

Debt service

Debt service

Llandaff: A  new charity shop to support people in debt has been so successful during its first year that they can now set up a debt-counselling service. The Storehouse Community Shop, in Aberkenfig, Llandaff diocese, is a joint project involving eight churches and chapels in the town

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Fri 30 Jan 15 @ 16:35
RT @waltonandyGreat to read stories of Syrian refugees in @churchtimes in their own words rather than just seeing them as stats. http://t.co/xdFEljbATR

Fri 30 Jan 15 @ 16:25
.@stephensizer has now apologised for his 9/11 link on social media http://t.co/kFW9Cp6H9p