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Film music

Film music

NO TINKLING piano, no coloured lights as the cinema organ rises into view, but a full cathedral organ to accompany the silent films in Bradford, now part of the West Yorkshire & the Dales diocese

Pomp and circumstance

Pomp and circumstance

Southwell & Nottingham:  MORE than 200 children from three primary schools in the centre of Nottingham gathered at the city-centre church of St Mary's, in the Lace Market, for a special time-travelling day of fun and activities

Woodbine Willie

Woodbine Willie

The Revd Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, known as Woodbine Willie, had been the Vicar of St Paul's, in the centre of Worcester, for seven years when the war broke out in 1914

Tasty service

Tasty service

SOMEBODY was enjoying the recent animal service at All Saints', Fulham, in west London, early this month. The white mouse Stuart Little found the service sheet particularly flavoursome

Burying the king

Burying the king

TO BURY a king is a rare event in any lifetime, especially in that of a provincial cathedral; so, at Leicester next year, it is going to be a very great event indeed when they at last inter the bones of Richard III in a place more suitable than a municipal car park

Bell for the Bishop

Bell for the Bishop

Glasgow & Galloway:  ON A recent Wednesday, the bell of the Trades Hall, Glasgow, rang out on one of the only two occasions it is rung each year. It marked the day when the former Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, the Rt Revd Idris Jones, became Deacon Convener of the Trades Hall

Not only the bus

Not only the bus

Chester:  THERE was much to celebrate about the work of the Church Army when 90 people gathered at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port, to hear about the organisation's community and outreach work in the area

Dancing shoes

Dancing shoes

Oxford: MORE than 90 people - 20 more than expected - came to the barn dance in the nave of St John's, Gosbrook Road, Caversham, part of the Caversham Thameside and Mapledurham parish

Princess remembered

Princess remembered

Rochester: TO HAVE her 400th wedding anniversary commemorated is quite something, even for a princess. But the princess was Pocahontas, the celebrated American Indian, born in Werowocomoco in Virginia, in 1596, captured by the English, and brought to London where she chose to remain

Surprise wedding

Surprise wedding

Chelmsford:  THE first wedding has been celebrated in the new London postcode E20, the former Olympic athletes' village. It took place in St Paul's, Stratford, to the complete surprise of the congregation

Teddies’ day out

Teddies’ day out

Derby: THERE are still, it seems, teddy bears willing to parachute from church towers - and not only teddies this time, but other animals as well, including a red squirrel. About 70 of them jumped the 100 feet from the top of St Andrew's, in Swanwick

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Virginia Woolf: Art, life and vision

National Portrait Gallery Until October 26 This is a fascinating exhibition about the life and work of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), hailing her as 'one of the greatest writers of the twentie...  Read More

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It’s not all religion’s fault

It’s not all religion’s fault

In her new book, Karen Armstrong argues that violence comes from a deep-seated 'warrior ethos' rather than from religion. She talks to Cole Moreton  Subscribe to read more

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Clergy are ‘more like Old Labour than New’

A survey commissioned to support debates on the future of the C of E yields some interesting results, says Linda Woodhead  Subscribe to read more

Thu 30 Oct 14 @ 17:24
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