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Is this a mouchette which I see before me?

Serenhedd James welcomes a new book, which illuminates the ins, outs, and finer details of church architecture - just the distraction needed for a dull sermon

YOU know it is going to be one of those homilies when the prebendary, on his annual cathedral outing, climbs into the pulpit, cracks a joke that is not funny, misquotes the day's Gospel reading, and reminisces about an occasion that he clearly did not attend.

Do you see the lay clerks' heads disappearing, one by one, under the music desks? That is because they are checking the cricket score on their iPhones, updating their Facebook statuses, or grabbing a few minutes' kip in an ...

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Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

‘Discipleship’ has been much maligned of late. In a new book, Rowan Williams explains why it’s important, and what it involves  Subscribe to read more

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Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton  Read More

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