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Around the dioceses

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

Silent tears

Silent tears

Chichester: A thousand tear-bottles by an artist and sculptor based in East Sussex, Deborah Tompsett, are currently on exhibition in Chichester Cathedral.

 

Old pews to prayer

Old pews to prayer

Chelmsford: LAST year, the diocese had 10,000 specially designed holding-crosses made from old pews to help people pray

Magna Carta this Lent

Magna Carta this Lent

St Edmundsbury & Ipswich: WHEN St Edmundsbury Cathedral last year borrowed Lincoln Cathedral's copy of the Magna Carta for a month, nearly 9000 visitors came to see it, including large numbers of schoolchildren

Ready for the King

Ready for the King

Leicester: AFTER months of preparation, and weathering the controversy about where the bones of Richard III should finally be buried, Leicester Cathedral is now all ready to receive him

To be a pilgrim

To be a pilgrim

Chester: When the Revd Karen Freeman suggested that she should conduct a Pilgrim Course for the teachers and teaching assistants at Christ Church C of E Primary School, the head agreed that it should be thought of as "continuing professional development"

Recognising goodness

Recognising goodness

Coventry: Awards of clasped hands and a certificate were presented to a variety of unsung helpful people at a New Year's awards evening at the end of January

Burying alleluia

Burying alleluia

Canterbury: As part of the preparation for Lent at St Nicholas's, Wade, Birchington, two members of the congregation buried two "Alleluia" posters in the Easter garden. The posters will be dug up at the Easter vigil, as the word comes back into use in the Easter worship

Who are they?

Who are they?

Winchester: Six chests, that almost certainly hold the bones of several of early kings, including Cnut and his wife, Emma, as well as three bishops, are being opened again, and scientifically examined

Car, not chocolate

Car, not chocolate

Salisbury: Struggling to give up chocolate was for him never much of a spiritual experience, the Bishop of Ramsbury, Dr Edward Condry, says. Last year, he found a better way: to give up using his car for Lent

Music, drama, and dance

Music, drama, and dance

"THANK You For The Music" is an annual event at St Philip's, Birchencliffe, in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area of the diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales

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The advocacy and the ecstasy

The advocacy and the ecstasy

St Teresa, born in Avila 500 years ago this weekend, is often depicted in a religious fervour. But there was much more to her than that, writes Laurie Vere  Subscribe to read more

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Lessons from history can teach us how to live

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Fri 27 Mar 15 @ 19:15
World Council of Churches (@Oikoumene) consults on humanitarian aid for Ukraine http://t.co/PAhK8GWynu http://t.co/BupCvusBGa

Fri 27 Mar 15 @ 18:30
The Bishop of Europe prays for the victims of the Germanwings crash http://t.co/7gJJyxZywH http://t.co/6SxBmSpIvH