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Sizer apologises after 'absurd' 9/11 link

Sizer apologises after

A VICAR who linked on social media to an article entitled "9/11 Israel did it?" has apologised

Winston Churchill 'in the hand of God'

Winston Churchill

WINSTON CHURCHILL will be remembered at Westminster Abbey this evening in a service marking 50 years since his state funeral

Sexuality tensions threaten to undermine C of E's 'shared conversations'


Sexuality tensions threaten to undermine C of E

SHARP divisions over sexuality mean that as many as 20 per cent of the Church of England may become disaffected, it emerged last week

Campaigning groups limber up for autumn General Synod elections

Campaigning groups limber up for autumn General Synod elections

CHURCHGOERS who represent "the inclusive instincts of most people in England" are being urged to stand in the forthcoming elections to General Synod

‘Fear prevents churchgoers from inviting friends’

‘Fear prevents churchgoers from inviting friends’

A "CULTURE of fear" is preventing many churchgoers from inviting friends or relatives to services, a co-founder of the Back to Church Sunday campaign, Michael Harvey, says

OFSTED questioned as two schools face closure

OFSTED questioned as two schools face closure

DURHAM Free School, a 90-pupil secondary school with a Christian foundation, is to close at Easter, after learning that its government funding is to be withdrawn

Church buildings benefit all, NCT research suggests

Church buildings benefit all, NCT research suggests

MOST British people see church buildings as an important part of the country's heritage and history, and a useful community asset, a poll for the National Churches Trust suggests

Bishops from near and far see C of E enter ‘new stage’

Bishops from near and far see C of E enter ‘new stage’

IT WAS, the Dean of York, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, said, a "wonderful and glorious morning". The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, described it as "a great day of rejoicing"...

‘Gracious restraint’ for Burnley

‘Gracious restraint’ for Burnley

THE Archbishop of York will not lay on hands at the consecration of the Bishop-elect of Burnley, Fr Philip North CMP, in February

‘British values’ affirmed amid concern for their survival

‘British values’ affirmed amid concern for their survival

A DECLARATION of what "British values" mean to one ecumenical Christian group, the Maranatha Community, was sent this week to hundreds of people in leadership positions in Britain, including the Queen and the Prime Minister

Christians are urged to do their duty by voting

Christians are urged to do their duty by voting

WITH fewer than 100 days to go until the General Election in May, the Archbishop of Canterbury is calling on Christians to see voting as part of their duty to seek the common good

Humanists make school complaint

Humanists make school complaint

THE children of parents who do not practise religion are faced with having to undergo "pragmatic baptisms" to obtain a place in Irish schools, because 90 per cent of primary schools in the country are under Roman Catholic control, the Humanist Association of Ireland has said

Lobbying act is stifling us, say charities

Lobbying act is stifling us, say charities

THE voice of charities is being stifled by legislation and an intimidatory political climate, new research suggests

Papyrus may be oldest Gospel copy

Papyrus may be oldest Gospel copy

ARCHAEOLOGISTS at a Baptist theological college in Canada believe that they have uncovered the oldest known copy of a Gospel - inscribed on a fragment of papyrus used to make an Ancient Egyptian mummy mask

Welby deplores wealth inequality

Welby deplores wealth inequality

ACCEPTING widespread inequality without question is "complacent [and] lazy", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said

Zimbabwean grandparents denied funeral visa

Zimbabwean grandparents denied funeral visa

THE Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, and the Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, have joined a growing campaign to allow the Zimbabwean grandparents of a five-year-old girl killed in a car crash to attend her funeral

Photo: Mark of respect

Photo: Mark of respect

The flag at Westminster Abbey flies at half-mast as a mark of respect for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died last Friday

Ecclesiastical to give away £23 million

Ecclesiastical to give away £23 million

THE church insurer Ecclesiastical has celebrated a hugely successful 2014 by giving £23.5 million to its charitable owner, the Allchurches Trust. The donation is almost half of Ecclesiastical's three-year target of giving away £50 million by 2017

Women more likely to believe than men, survey finds

Women more likely to believe than men, survey finds

WOMEN are more likely than men to believe in life after death, a survey carried out by the UCL Institute of Education suggests

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Lichfield to appoint Online Pastor; Priest suspended after indecent-assault allegation; Group launches Richard III RC burial campaign; Insurers raise limit on metal-theft cover; Red top causes red faces; Christian Aid leads campaign against tax avoidance; Meet and greet, says Welby: don't tweet

Photos: Bravura

Photos: Bravura

Bravura: four drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo, from a series of about 75 variations on the theme of the Holy Family (c.1754-62), auctioned by Sotheby's, New York, on Wednesday

C of E’s first woman bishop consecrated

C of E’s first woman bishop consecrated

IT WAS, the Dean of York, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, said, a "wonderful and glorious morning"

Mentally ill are hit hardest by system

Mentally ill are hit hardest by system

MORE than 100 people with mental-health problems are having their benefits cut each day, effectively because of their condition, data unearthed by the Methodist Church suggests

Yes, speak out, says Cameron – but you are wrong

Yes, speak out, says Cameron – but you are wrong

THE Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, has vigorously defended his new book, which warns that parts of Britain are being left behind; but he denied that the intervention amounted to an attack on the Government

Goodness has a cost, Welby tells bankers, but also a value

Goodness has a cost, Welby tells bankers, but also a value

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has challenged bankers to focus their attention on serving people, not just maximising their profit margins

The secret of L' Arche is meeting people, Vanier says

The secret of L

70 people came to listen to Jean Vanier, the 86-year-old founder of the L'Arche communities, in the House of Lords on Monday evening

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Dissing the D-word

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Sun 1 Feb 15 @ 11:48
@emilysheep Lichfield.

Fri 30 Jan 15 @ 16:35
RT @waltonandyGreat to read stories of Syrian refugees in @churchtimes in their own words rather than just seeing them as stats. http://t.co/xdFEljbATR