New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Faith >

Newgate lady

Adrian Leak marks Elizabeth Fry’s day

THE writer and social theorist Harriet Martineau recalled how Betsy Gurney and her sisters had been known in Norfolk as “a set of dashing young people, dressing in gay riding habits and scarlet boots, and riding about the country to balls and gaieties of all sorts”.

Young officers from the garrison at Norwich would visit for fishing, shooting, dining, singing, and danc­ing. But Gurney confided to her diary, “I feel by experience how much entering the world hurts me . . . it leads ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Top feature

The word of God grew and multiplied

The word of God grew and multiplied

Huw Spanner looks at the array of versions of the Bible  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Heeding the voices of the popular revolution

The C of E must dismount its middle-class bandwagon and reconnect with the dispossessed working class, says Philip North  Read More

Fri 2 Dec 16 @ 21:09
Today's Church Times - read in print, online or in the Church Times app for iPad and iPhone. https://t.co/w7Gn843XB1 https://t.co/4wYEC2DV4W

Fri 2 Dec 16 @ 18:43
Bag-for-life baby mourned by priest https://t.co/JlSBb6502I