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Not always sunshine in the village

Not always sunshine in the village

Philip Sidney on Cider with Rosie, a book whose cosy reputation is unjustified, he suggests

The ‘puritan punk’ with perm and specs

The ‘puritan punk’ with perm and specs

Angela Tilby remembers Mary Whitehouse, and introduces a look at her prophetic legacy

Caught up in a roller-coaster of a ride

Caught up in a roller-coaster of a ride

Malcolm Doney is converted by grace in an award-winning account of loss, grief - and goshawks

Bringing to birth a new hope

Bringing to birth a new hope

Peter Anthony introduces P. D. James's apocalyptic novel, The Children of Men

Journeying to the Celestial City

Journeying to the Celestial City

Alison Shell provides a road map for our progress as pilgrims

A new twist on dysfunctional families

A new twist on dysfunctional families

Naomi Starkey finds no happy ending in We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

A time for the taking down of barriers

A time for the taking down of barriers

Ted Harrison reflects on the theme of forgiveness with Against the Odds by Carmel Thomason

Old soldier overturns wartime ‘truths’

Old soldier overturns wartime ‘truths’

Richard Lamey reads Mud, Blood and Poppycock by Gordon Corrigan

Suppressed surreal masterpiece

Suppressed surreal masterpiece

John Arnold on The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Lost and found on the banks of the Elbe

Lost and found on the banks of the Elbe

Jennie Hogan on The Aftermath  by Rhidian Brook

The crucial eye of the beholder

The crucial eye of the beholder

Adam Ford relishes Places of Enchantment by Graham B. Usher

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Absconding rector hands himself in after three days on the run

Absconding rector hands himself in after three days on the run

A PRIEST who absconded from court last week, just as...

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Dean of Lincoln to retire THE Very Revd Philip Buckler,...

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

WHEN, as a churchwarden of a small village church,...

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A vase? You must be kidding

A vase? You must be kidding

Flower festivals have become big business, attracting visitors and funds. Jemima Thackray plots their growth  Subscribe to read more

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

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@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS