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Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

A BISHOP has told of how he was caught up in the attack on the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

THE Archbishop of Canterbury will spend 12 days in the Holy Land in early May, Lambeth Palace has announced

Reconsider Jeffrey John, Welsh MPs tell Bishops

Reconsider Jeffrey John, Welsh MPs tell Bishops

THE Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, has accused the Bishops of the Church in Wales of “anti-gay discrimination”, after he was informed that his name will not be taken forward as a candidate for the See of Llandaff.

House of Bishops updates domestic-abuse guidance

House of Bishops updates domestic-abuse guidance

THE House of Bishops has updated its ten-year-old policy that condemned “all forms” of domestic abuse, and is offering new guidance to clerics and lay leaders on how better to support survivors in the digital age

European workplace ruling is ‘denial of religious freedom’

European workplace ruling is ‘denial of religious freedom’

A RULING from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) allowing employers legally to prevent their employees' wearing “any political, philosophical or religious sign” or garment in the workplace, including crucifixes, turbans, and headscarves, denies the “neutrality” of the freedom of religious expression, faith leaders and campaigners have warned

Sheffield debacle leaves traditionalists in limbo

Sheffield debacle leaves traditionalists in limbo

LIBERALS and traditionalists have called for action from church leaders after the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd Philip North, withdrew from becoming the next Bishop of Sheffield in response to criticism of his nomination

Brexit Bill passes after Lords’ amendments fail

Brexit Bill passes after Lords’ amendments fail

THERESA MAY is now able to fire the starting gun on Brexit after the House of Lords, including several Bishops, decided not to insist on their amendments to the Article 50 Bill, and passed it into law

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Ministering at the margins

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Reconstruct the bonds between the generations

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Churches must think radically about how they can help to alleviate the social-care crisis, says David Candlin https://t.co/m2K5lINXMI

Books reviewed this week
The Future Shapes of Anglicanism by Martyn Percy

The Future Shapes of Anglicanism...

Paul Avis considers a dean’s criticisms of today’s episcopate

The Faith of William Shakespeare by Graham Holderness

The Faith of William Shakespeare...

Jem Bloomfield on a question of identity

Daily Prayer for All Seasons

Daily Prayer for All Seasons

Christopher Woods tries a prayer book

God Curious: Exploring eternal questions by Stephen Cherry

God Curious: Exploring eternal q...

John Saxbee enjoys an invitation to take up the talkative subject of theology

With one accord, evensong sung in St Peter’s Basilica

With one accord, evensong sung in St Peter’s Basilica

ANOTHER milestone in relations between Canterbury and Rome was reached in the Vatican on Monday, as Anglican choral evensong was sung for the first time in St Peter’s Basilica

Syrians at ‘rock bottom’ as war reaches sixth year

Syrians at ‘rock bottom’ as war reaches sixth year

WAR crimes, disappearances, and the recruiting of children as executioners and prison guards featured in grim retrospectives published on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict

Agencies launch joint emergency appeal for East Africa

Agencies launch joint emergency appeal for East Africa

MORE than 16 million people are at risk of starvation in East Africa, and children are most at risk, aid agencies warned as they launched an emergency appeal for the region this week

Jeffrey John replies to exclusion from Llandaff: ‘This is how discrimination works’

Jeffrey John replies to exclusion from Llandaff: ‘This is how discrimination works’

THE Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, has accused the Bishops of the Church in Wales of “anti-gay discrimination”, after he was informed that his name will not be taken forward as a candidate for the See of Llandaff.

Journey for a tree

Journey for a tree

Stephen Brown sees a story about a family with hearts to mend

Worthing churches to house Syrian family

Worthing churches to house Syrian family

A GROUP of churches in Worthing has been given the go-ahead to welcome a Syrian family under the community sponsorship scheme

Christianity given larger part in revamped Jorvik’s story

Christianity given larger part in revamped Jorvik’s story

CHRISTIAN influences in the life of York in Viking times are to be included for the first time in the city’s newly revamped Jorvik Viking Centre

Using the senses

Using the senses

A partially sighted visitor is taken on a touch tour of St Paul’s Cathedral

Make pupil admissions fairer, says Sutton Trust

Make pupil admissions fairer, says Sutton Trust

FAITH schools should look at their recruitment of disadvantaged pupils and make admissions fairer, to reflect their local population, a new report recommends

TAP Fund: let’s aim high, says Dr Croft

TAP Fund: let’s aim high, says Dr Croft

THE Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, has praised the “wonderful generosity” of the many Church Times readers who have contributed to the Train-a-Priest (TAP) Fund

Strategy seeks to reduce homelessness

Strategy seeks to reduce homelessness

A NEW strategy to take homeless people off the streets and put them straight into permanent housing is being considered by the Government

No longer obscure

No longer obscure

A reredos designed by Thomas Hardy in All Saints’, Windsor, was finally revealed last week, after a £9000 appeal for its restoration

Cathedrals vie for top place in poll

Cathedrals vie for top place in poll

THIRTEEN entrants are battling it out to be named as the UK’s most popular cathedral. The online poll, which has been organised by the website TripAdvisor, is currently being dominated by Durham Cathedral, which has received 48 per cent of the 20,000 votes cast so far

Lincolnshire schools’ partnership visit to Amman

Lincolnshire schools’ partnership visit to Amman

TEACHERS from three C of E primary schools in Lincolnshire that have forged partnerships with schools in Lebanon took their joint project on education for the 21st century a step further over half term

Ecclesiastical needlecraft

Ecclesiastical needlecraft

St Mark’s, Regent’s Park, is to hold an exhibition and sale of rare historic embroidery, on 23 March from 6 to 8 p.m, offered to the church by the All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor

Eagle's wings

Eagle

A brass lectern stands intact amid the ruins of the Church of the Ascension, Lower Broughton, in Salford, which was devastated by a fire last month

Black Country mission Bible banks grow

Black Country mission Bible banks grow

BIBLE banks have been set up in five churches in the West Midlands, to enable anyone who wants his or her own Bible or New Testament to have one for free

Falling pupil numbers force C of E primary school to close

Falling pupil numbers force C of E primary school to close

A CHURCH school, lauded for its academic success, is to close because of falling pupil numbers

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