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Spotlight falls on north-eastern holy man St Godric

Spotlight falls on north-eastern holy man St Godric

CELEBRATIONS have been taking place to mark the 900th anniversary of the start of the work of one of the north-east of England's most respected holy men

Churches respond in Didcot to triple stabbing

Churches respond in Didcot to triple stabbing

CHURCHES in Didcot acted swiftly after three residents, Jan Jordon, aged 48, her six-year-old daughter, Derin, and her partner, Phil Howard, aged 44, were found dead from stab wounds at their home in Vicarage Road, early on Saturday evening

New Second Church Estates Commissioner is Caroline Spelman

New Second Church Estates Commissioner is Caroline Spelman

THE new Second Church Estates Commissioner is Caroline Spelman MP, who succeeds Sir Tony Baldry

Vision of hope

Vision of hope

Vision of hope: Camilla Hansson, 2014's "Miss Sweden" and an ambassador for World Vision, poses in the charity's award-winning Chelsea Garden

Sandford awards for religious broadcasting announced

Sandford awards for religious broadcasting announced

AN ANIMATION that recounts the recollections of Jewish people who were children during the Second World War has won the first Sandford St Martin prize for children's broadcasting

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

New full-time Archdeacon for Europe | RSCM seeks nation's favourite hymn book  | Faith strikes back in Star Wars apologetic

Manchester Cathedral to start broadcasts on YouTube

Manchester Cathedral to start broadcasts on YouTube

MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL is set to become one of the first to run its own TV channel. It is producing a series of programmes, which will be shown on YouTube in the coming months, that will explain and promote events and the workings of the Church

Diocese of Blackburn seeks new liturgy for trans service

Diocese of Blackburn seeks new liturgy for trans service

A LITURGY to "mark a person's gender transition" should be devised to help the Church welcome and affirm transgender people, a motion from the diocese of Blackburn suggests

Views are mixed on sexuality talks

Views are mixed on sexuality talks

A PRIEST in a same-sex marriage has described how he found par-ticipating in shared conversations on sexuality "demeaning and infuriating"

Rector challenges Tory MP in foodbank row

Rector challenges Tory MP in foodbank row

A LANCASHIRE Rector has challenged his MP, who has said that a local foodbank was "run by Labour"

Philip North back in the East for Walsingham pilgrimage

Philip North back in the East for Walsingham pilgrimage

YOUNG and old, black and white, and wearing everything from jeans and T-shirts to blazers and boaters, worshippers packed the Abbey Grounds at Walsingham for the annual National Pilgrimage on Bank Holiday Monday

Planners: Auckland Castle show may be history

Planners: Auckland Castle show may be history

AMBITIOUS plans for the rejuvenation of the area around the former residence of the Bishops of Durham at Auckland Castle are facing their first hurdle

Women bishops: civilising, or ungovernable energy?

Women bishops: civilising, or ungovernable energy?

WITNESSES to the "otherness of God", a "big fat Yes", but not necessarily a civilising influence - these were some of the answers given in a debate this week about what difference women bishops might make in the C of E

TAP tops £70,000

TAP tops £70,000

TAP tops £70,000 THE 2015 Train-A-Priest appeal has now closed. Church Times readers have raised a grand total of £70,544, when Gift Aid is included. This is substantially higher than last year's total of £57,829, though lower than previous years

EU referendum on horizon as Tories’ set out year ahead

EU referendum on horizon as Tories’ set out year ahead

IN ITS first year in office, the first Conservative-only government for 23 years will bring forward new laws to cut taxes, increase NHS spending, introduce city mayors, and prepare for an EU referendum

Methodists come clean about historic abuse

Methodists come clean about historic abuse

THE Methodist Church offered survivors of abuse a "full and unreserved apology" on Thursday, after an independent review, spanning 64 years, identified nearly 2000 cases of abuse

Churches concerned at gay cake finding

Churches concerned at gay cake finding

CHURCHES have expressed concerns about safeguarding the rights of business owners to uphold their Christian beliefs under the European Convention of Human Rights, after the finding of a Belfast County Court judge against Ashers Baking Company on Tuesday in the "gay marriage...

Shout for joy

Shout for joy

Shout for joy: Joy Division's entire back catalogue of 46 songs was played at Christ Church, Macclesfield, on Monday night, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the death of the group's singer, Ian Curtis

Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

Oxford cathedra still empty as CNC fails to agree

OXFORD will have to wait at least another year for a diocesan bishop after the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) failed to agree on who should fill the vacant see

‘Without growth, you might walk alone’

‘Without growth, you might walk alone’

REFLECT, change, and adapt were the watchwords of the Bishop's Growth Conference, held by the diocese of Liverpool at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, attended by more than 400 clergy and parish representatives

Growth framework is 'not an OFSTED', says Bishop Bayes

Growth framework is

CHURCH growth is worth having, and is part of a bigger picture with social responsibility, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, said at the Bishop's Growth Conference for the diocese, on Saturday

Poppy-seller’s death leads to inquiry by Fundraising Board

Poppy-seller’s death leads to inquiry by Fundraising Board

FUND-RAISING watchdogs have launched two inquiries into claims of excessive pressure by charities on an elderly supporter found dead earlier this month

On his toes

On his toes

On his toes: the producer-director Norman Jewison and the actor Ted Neeley, playing Jesus, on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar, in Bethlehem, in 1972. The Texan actor, currently promoting the film's 40th anniversary, told the Victoria Advocate: " Spirituality was present at...

GraveTalk project helps people talk about dying

GraveTalk project helps people talk about dying

FOR most people today a "good death" means being pain-free and surrounded by loved ones, and does not include making peace with God at the end, suggests the results this week of research launched by the Dying Matters Coalition

Medieval oak panels stolen from Torbryan church back in place

Medieval oak panels stolen from Torbryan church back in place

POLICE have recovered two 15th-century decorative oak panels panels, stolen from the rood screen in Holy Trinity, Torbryan, in Devon, in 2013

West End theatres warm to chaplains

West End theatres warm to chaplains

On the eve of an inaugural lecture, Madeleine Davies looks at Theatre Chaplaincy UK

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Women bishops: civilising, or ungovernable energy?

Women bishops: civilising, or ungovernable energy?

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Saved from the streets

Saved from the streets

The rescue of a prostitute and brothel-keeper was typical of the early work of the Salvation Army, 150 years old this year  Read More

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The UK must recognise Palestine as a state

Britain urgently needs to act for peace in the Holy Land by recognising Palestine alongside Israel, argues Vincent Fean  Read More

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