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Football farewell

PEOPLE were standing ten deep in the city centre for the funeral of Sir Tom Finney, the footballing hero of Preston North End, writes the Revd Timothy Lipscombe (below), from Preston Minster, in Blackburn diocese. He especially remarks on the "exemplary behaviour" of the crowds.

The flag on the town hall was at half-mast, and there was spontaneous and dignified applause as the hearse drew up outside the Minster. Players from North End carried the coffin. ...

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Not only dancing in the aisles

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From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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