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New Bishop for Guildford speaks up for moderate Muslims

New Bishop for Guildford speaks up for moderate Muslims

THE Bishop-designate of Guildford, the Rt Revd Andrew Watson, has echoed the Archbishop of Canterbury's call for the Church to work with Muslims to counter radicalisation and the appeal of jihadism

Welby backs airstrikes against IS but says wider vision is needed

Welby backs airstrikes against IS but says wider vision is needed

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has backed the proposed airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Iraq but has warned that this "transgenerational struggle" will require more than just bombs

Ecumenism given a sporting chance in Canterbury

Ecumenism given a sporting chance in Canterbury

"HE CAUGHT me out, but I forgive him." Perhaps the cricket match between the Vatican and the C of E was different, after all

Chancellor lambasts ‘really stupid’ sale of painting

Chancellor lambasts ‘really stupid’ sale of painting

THE Diocesan Chancellor of the Gloucester sent out a strong message to Church of England clergy, churchwardens, parishioners, auctioneers, and antique dealers that they should not buy or sell any item belonging to a church unless they were sure that a faculty had been obtained

Obstacles to action on climate change are vanishing - Chartres

Obstacles to action on climate change are vanishing - Chartres

PEOPLE in more than a thousand places around the world took to the streets on Sunday, motivated by a single issue: climate change

Rumours of life in Wales counter report, says bishop

Rumours of life in Wales counter report, says bishop

Gavin Drake reports from the Governing Body meeting

Keep desire for change in Scotland going, says Kirk Moderator

Keep desire for change in Scotland going, says Kirk Moderator

CHURCH leaders in Scotland have begun to lay out their vision for the nation as it starts to move on from the referendum campaign

Screening a Christian marvel

Screening a Christian marvel

CIRCUS clown, fixture at Keele University for half a century, the Stoke City manager Lou Macari's "best-ever signing" - Neil Baldwin has an identity that is nothing if not multi-faceted. Now a BBC documentary will tell his story

Clerics endure ups and downs for good cause

Clerics endure ups and downs for good cause

TWENTY intrepid clerics, including the Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, descended on the theme park Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Wednesday to ride the biggest rollercoaster in the UK, "the Big One", to raise money for the Children's Society

Auckland Castle owner acquires ancient Roman settlement

Auckland Castle owner acquires ancient Roman settlement

PLOTS of land containing one of the most significant Roman settlements in Britain have been sold by the Church Commissioners to the trust that owns Auckland Castle, the neighbouring former home of the Bishop of Durham

Bath buskers drown out evensong at Abbey

Bath buskers drown out evensong at Abbey

A ROW has broken out after Bath Abbey was forced to cancel choral evensong for the first time in living memory because music from buskers outside the abbey was drowning out the choir

Welsh include Muslims in their call for peace

Welsh include Muslims in their call for peace

THE Church in Wales's Governing Body has expressed its "profound dismay" at the deaths of innocent Palestinians, and the expulsion of Christians from Iraq by Islamic State

C of E wins with five balls to spare

C of E wins with five balls to spare

The Archbishop's XI delivered a hard-fought victory in Canterbury, writes Bill Day

First match between the Vatican and the C of E ends in a close finish

First match between the Vatican and the C of E ends in a close finish

Paul Handley reports from Kent Cricket Club on a historic game

Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

CHURCH leaders have been reacting to the news, announced early this morning, that Scotland has voted to stay in the UK

Scotland votes 'No' and Cameron promises to deliver

Scotland votes

SCOTTISH voters have rejected the opportunity to become an independent nation - 55 per cent of them chose to remain within the UK in the referendum yesterday

Welsh Bishops announce new code

Welsh Bishops announce new code

INDIVIDUALS in the Church in Wales who cannot accept the consecration of women of bishops can seek sacramental provision under a code of practice prepared by the Bench of Bishops

C of E to pay Living Wage in schools

C of E to pay Living Wage in schools

ALL Church of England schools will become accredited Living Wage employers under a plan announced by the National Society and the trade union Unison on Monday

Sculptor can find no place to lay his bench in London

Sculptor can find no place to lay his bench in London

SEARCHING for a London home for his sculpture Jesus the Homeless, which features Christ huddled under a blanket, and sleeping on a park bench, the Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz thought that he had found the perfect host 

A bell’s tone is part of its heritage, says chancellor

A bell’s tone is part of its heritage, says chancellor

BECAUSE it is irreversible, the tuning of a complete old ring of bells is a serious matter, a Consistory Court has heard 

Palimpsest Codex stays in Cambridge

Palimpsest Codex stays in Cambridge

ONE of the most important early biblical manuscripts, the Codex Zacynthius, is to stay in the UK, after Cambridge University Library successfully raised the £1.1 million needed to buy it

Extremism talks held

Extremism talks held

COMBATING extremism was the topic of a conference held in Bradford on the anniversary of 9/11 last week

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Corrie blogger; Guildford Cathedral passes £1.3-million milestone; Join fight for nature, Sir David Attenborough says 

Review signals drive to improve standard of RE

Review signals drive to improve standard of RE

A DRIVE to strengthen religious education in Church of England schools, announced this week, will include more central support, a rethink of the curriculum, and better subject training for teachers

Methodists lobby rag trade

Methodists lobby rag trade

WHILE not as vast as the 30-metre effort hung from Waterloo Bridge by War on Want, the banners displayed outside Methodist Central Hall during London Fashion Week were the result of hours of work by children 

Tales of help contrast with hostility to aliens

Tales of help contrast with hostility to aliens

How to engage with the white working classes who felt alienated from policy-makers? 

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How we took our pick

How we took our pick

Paul Handley explains why we began our quest for the best 100 Christian books, and how we reached our verdicts  Read More

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

War memorials have been made more Christian, but this has blurred distinctions between faith and patriotism, says John Wolffe  Subscribe to read more

Wed 1 Oct 14 @ 10:54
RT @greenbeltAnd here, editor Paul Handley explains the quest and how they reached their verdicts: http://t.co/R9Q4YCOI9L 2/2

Wed 1 Oct 14 @ 10:53
RT @BPGUKGood to see 3 @dlt_books titles (so far!) in the @churchtimes 100 Best Books. Will there be more in parts 2 and 3 I wonder! #CT100