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Richard III buried with solemnity and joy

Richard III buried with solemnity and joy

Pat Ashworth  watches on as a long-dead king is reburied in Leicester

Richard III goes to his grave watched by thousands

Richard III goes to his grave watched by thousands

PEOPLE from Leicester and across the country turned out in their thousands on Sunday to witness the final journey of King Richard III. His remains were conveyed from the battlefield where he fell in 1485 to his final resting place in Leicester Cathedral

Changes in training prompt resignation and protest letter

Changes in training prompt resignation and protest letter

A PROPOSAL to devolve decision-making about ministerial training to the dioceses, opposed by 17 theological educators in a letter to the Church Times today, prompted one member to resign from the task group behind it, it emerged this week

Churches back MPs’ call for review of benefits sanctions

Churches back MPs’ call for review of benefits sanctions

A GROUP of Churches has welcomed the call from a committee of MPs for a review of how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses benefits sanctions

Riding for a fall

Riding for a fall

A bronze sculpture of St Paul on horseback, by the artist Bruce Denny, was unveiled at St Paul's, Covent Garden, on Friday

Benefit cuts ‘can damage mental health’

Benefit cuts ‘can damage mental health’

THE so-called "bedroom tax", benefit sanctions, and other cuts to social security have led to a spike in mental-health problems, a number of researchers have said

Christians 'too scared' to voice support for same-sex relationships

Christians

MANY Christians are supportive of same-sex relationships, but are too scared to say so, an online survey of attitudes among churchgoers to homosexuality, carried out by the charity Oasis UK, suggests

Gay marriage divides Church of Ireland

Gay marriage divides Church of Ireland

THE Church of Ireland Bishop of the cross-border diocese Kilmore, the Rt Revd Ferran Glenfield, has added his name to that of his Roman Catholic counterpart, the Most Revd Kevin Doran, in opposition to legislation for same-sex marriage

Easter-egg initiative spreads

Easter-egg initiative spreads

AN IMPULSE that struck in a supermarket queue - to buy 100 Easter eggs and give them to strangers - was the beginning of a kindness campaign in which hundreds of others repeated the gesture

The power of sheer bloody-mindedness

The power of sheer bloody-mindedness

ON THE streets of Leicester, the most frequently heard comment from bystanders has been: "There'll never be anything like this again." 

New Church partnership plan for Truro teachers

New Church partnership plan for Truro teachers

A PARTNERSHIP between Truro diocese and the C of E University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, has been given permission to run a school-based teacher-training scheme for primary teachers in Cornwall

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Scottish Cardinal resigns

Yorkshire sees are renamed

DFID criticised for 'over-using' big agencies

Prayers by church leaders as election race heats up

Cameron announces funding for protection for Jews

‘If I don’t get these jobs, I will do whatever you want me to’

‘If I don’t get these jobs, I will do whatever you want me to’

The Church Times Train a Priest fund: "We are on placements in parishes where the cost of a part-time member of staff would be beyond them, so the help is invaluable, not just for the students but for the parishes we serve."

Children ‘fearful’ of bailiff’s knock

Children ‘fearful’ of bailiff’s knock

THOUSANDS of children are living in fear of a visit from the bailiff because their parents have fallen into arrears over their council tax, a new report from the Children's Society, The Wolf at the Door, suggests

MPs reject bid to aid migrant workers

MPs reject bid to aid migrant workers

THE rejection by MPs of amendments to the Modern Slavery Bill, which would have loosened the restrictions on migrant domestic workers, has been criticised by charities and campaigners

Churches' network calls for cap on immigration detention

Churches

VOTERS are being urged by the Churches' Refugee Network to demand that candidates sign up to a 28-day cap on immigration detention in the UK

On the edge

On the edge

Peter Castellucci at a pop-up skate park at Left Bank, Leeds, formerly St Margaret of Antioch, during a break last month

Eyeful

Eyeful

More than 3000 people viewed the total eclipse last Friday, outside Birmingham Cathedral. There was also an eclipse in 1715, the year of the Cathedral's consecration

Robotics win for C of E school

Robotics win  for C of E school

FIVE boys from Greig Academy, a Church of England school in a disadvantaged area of north London, beat teams from 19 other schools in the UK and Ireland earlier this month to win the Vax IQ National Robotics championship in Birmingham

Praise for St Stephen’s

Praise for St Stephen’s

ST STEPHEN'S HOUSE Theological College in Oxford is praised as "a community at ease and comfortable with embracing a variety of perspectives", in an inspection report that highlights its importance given the decision to ordain women bishops

Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E's first woman diocesan bishop

Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E

GLOUCESTER is to have the Church of England's first diocesan bishop, it was announced today

C of E is 'finding its voice again', says new Bishop of Hull

C of E is

THE Church of England is being "sharpened up" by its untrendiness, and has found its voice again, its second woman bishop said today

Reburial of Richard III draws thousands to Leicester Cathedral

Reburial of Richard III draws thousands to Leicester Cathedral

THOUSANDS of people are queuing outside Leicester Cathedral to view the coffin that holds the remains of Richard III. It is to be buried in the cathedral on Thursday

Osborne’s Budget raises the roof fund

Osborne’s Budget raises the roof fund

A GOVERNMENT fund to repair listed church roofs has been more than trebled by the Chancellor, George Osborne. The fund had been heavily over-subscribed

‘Cuts have hit the poorest places most’

‘Cuts have hit the poorest places most’

THE poorest people in the most deprived areas in England have been hit hardest by government cuts since the last election, research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows

Methodists and Anglicans ‘close enough for unity’

Methodists and Anglicans ‘close enough for unity’

ANGLICANS and Methodists need to stop seeking "impossible perfection" before agreeing to unity. This is the message of a report launched by the World Methodist Vice-President and the Archbishop of Canterbury on Tuesday

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St Teresa, born in Avila 500 years ago this weekend, is often depicted in a religious fervour. But there was much more to her than that, writes Laurie Vere  Subscribe to read more

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Fri 27 Mar 15 @ 21:24
Tony Jordan on his new biblical epic The Ark - and what he thinks about Russell Crowe http://t.co/84w9YcSg6F http://t.co/qP7korRtdM

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