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All through the night

IT TAKES 31 hours to sing all through The New English Hymnal - or so the musicians and parishioners of St Andrew's, Leytonstone, in Chelmsford diocese, found when they mounted a sponsored hymnathon.

Starting at midday on an October Friday, they continued all through the night to the very end, "including all the boring bits", the Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Duncan Dalais, assured me. Those very-end bits, Kathryn Rose, the St Andrew's organist, said, "were a ...

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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

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 14:05
RT @diobrizzleGreat piece on skate park @MalmesburyAbbey in @ChurchTimes - a brilliant way of engaging with young people https://t.co/E3dYpZpZOK

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 11:17
Church buildings are engaging with their localities in ever more imaginative ways https://t.co/mOnS0Ukw4M https://t.co/ivnmcH2vNj