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The pilgrim people of God — every Sunday

Using each part of a church flexibly can apply to worship, as well as to community activity, says Peter Doll

Sir Roy Strong, in his campaign in support of the country parish church, has reminded us that the exclusion of secular life from English churches is a relatively recent phenomenon (Features, 14 September). It was a result of the misplaced Victorian conviction that sacred and secular needed to be kept apart: robed choirs replaced village bands; the chancel, which in the 17th and 18th centuries was a congregational ...

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DIOCESE OF CARLISLE Black Combe Benefice St. Michael and All Angels Bootle; St. John The Baptist Corney; St. Mary's Whitbeck; St Mary's Whicham The Bishop of Carlisle seeks to appoint a House...  Read More

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

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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