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Clergy family live as refugees to highlight plight of Gazans

Clergy family live as refugees to highlight plight of Gazans

A CLERGY family have spent this week living as refugees in a church centre, in solidarity with the plight of civilians in Gaza

Tatchell plans to out 'hypocritical' gay bishops

Tatchell plans to out

THE gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has vowed to out gay bishops "as a last resort", if the House of Bishops does not change its stance on same-sex relationships

Winners and losers in change to clergy retirement homes

Winners and losers in change to clergy retirement homes

SIXTY per cent of the retired clergy who are renting homes from the Church of England Pensions Board will face a rent increase of £60 a year, under reforms to a scheme which, the Board argues, has been "opaque and inconsistent"

Churches throw open doors for Games fans

Churches throw open doors for Games fans

AS thousands of athletes, volunteers, and fans throng Glasgow for the 20th Commonwealth Games, churches throughout Scotland are rising to the challenge

Dean’s letter fuels anti-MP feeling in Bury St Edmunds

Dean’s letter fuels anti-MP feeling in Bury St Edmunds

THE Dean of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the Very Revd Frances Ward, became embroiled in a political storm this week

Durham dig finds shed light on early faith

Durham dig finds shed light on early faith

EVIDENCE that suggests Christianity was practised in Britain as early as the third century has been unearthed in a Roman fort in County Durham

Café that was Norwich ‘jewel’ closes

Café that was Norwich ‘jewel’ closes

A POPULAR day-centre, which provided a café and place of rest for shoppers as well as for homeless and vulnerable people, has closed after 35 years

Photo: From the Front

Photo: From the Front

From the Front: five chairs, one for each year of the First World War, form an installation Assembly - Memorial Chairs, hosted by Lichfield Cathedral 

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Dora Bryan dies, aged 91; BBC seeks infested churches; Parliamentary group plans inquiry into anti-Semitism; Governmet urged to change rules on civil-partnership conversion; Correction

Pensions Board celebrates a year of good returns

Pensions Board celebrates a year of good returns

THE Church of England's Pensions Board has hailed 2013 as a "very good" year, as its investments outperformed their target once again

Photos: Sprinkling

Photos: Sprinkling

Patriarch Filaret of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate leads a parade and service on the occasion of the Day of the Baptism of Kievan Rus

Bishop Conway to chair Board of Education

Bishop Conway to chair Board of Education

THE Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, is to be the next chairman of the Board of Education, it has been announced

Chester Cathedral lays on its first ever hen-party

Chester Cathedral lays on its first ever hen-party

CHESTER Cathedral is claiming an unlikely milestone in its 900-year history - hosting its first hen party

Photo: Missing

Photo: Missing

A Lebanese woman holds a poster showing an Italian Jesuit priest, Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio, who was kidnapped in Syria in July 2013 

Dr Sentamu among 100,000 downloading prayer apps

Dr Sentamu among 100,000 downloading prayer apps

MORE than 100,000 people in 140 countries have downloaded a Church House Publishing app in the three years since the first one was launched

Challenge the ancient traditions, say FGM victims

Challenge the ancient traditions, say FGM victims

ENDING the "barbaric practices" of female genital mutiliation (FGM) and child- and forced marriage will require faith leaders to challenge ancient traditions and extremist voices, a gathering in London heard on Tuesday

Photo: Royal prerogative

Photo: Royal prerogative

Royal prerogative: Paul Jesson, currently playing Cardinal Wolsey in an RSC production of Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies, regards one of four bronze angels designed to adorn Wolsey's tomb, which was never completed; the figures were eventually separated. The V&A museum...

Abbey lights to go out in war commemoration

Abbey lights to go out in war commemoration

WESTMINSTER Abbey will be the centrepiece of commemorations, 100 years after Britain joined the First World War

Welby: Provisions in women-bishops Measure express ‘love’ to opponents

Welby: Provisions in women-bishops Measure express ‘love’ to opponents

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has described the General Synod's provisions for those who are theologically opposed to the consecration of women to the episcopate as an "expression of love"

Photo: at rest

Photo: at rest

At rest: Botticelli's (1444/5-1510) Study for a seated St Joseph sold for £1,314,500, at Sotheby's, London, earlier this month

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Reprieve for C of E Free School after mayor steps in | Immigration Street   comes to Southampton | Police appeal after human skull delivered to church | Professor Woodhead to head Modern Church | Former Archbishop of Central Africa dies | Archbishop Welby to resign from the Travellers' Club 

Report on ‘Trojan horse’ letter finds claims justified

Report on ‘Trojan horse’ letter finds claims justified

ALLEGATIONS in the so-called "Trojan horse" letter of an organised attempt by some governors and senior staff to impose a hardline, politicised Islamic agenda on a group of Birmingham schools were largely true, the report of a top-level investigation into claims says

Photo: sharing

Photo: sharing

Sharing: right: Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra and the Archbishop of Canterbury in a time of silent prayer before the first Iftar meal to be hosted at Lambeth Palace, last week (above). Members of the Muslim Christian Forum attended

Detention Inquiry launches with oral evidence

Detention Inquiry launches with oral evidence

MPs are shocked by testimonies they hear at Inquiry, writes Madeleine Davies

Peers debate Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill

Peers debate Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill

A BILL that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill people to enable them to end their lives has passed its second reading in the House of Lords

Benefit halted after eucharist request refused

Benefit halted after eucharist request refused

IT HAS been celebrated in churches for more than 350 years; but a court has now ruled that attendance at a Book of Common Prayer (BCP) service of holy communion "could not be regarded as an established custom and practice" of the Church of England

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The words and, sometimes, the very presence of the Bible were a source of comfort and inspiration during the First World War  Subscribe to read more

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Why the worry about ministering together?

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Fri 1 Aug 14 @ 17:20
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