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Light for worship, then more

Light for worship, then more

Maggie Durran on rewiring and lighting a church

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 1995, Ronald Blythe has three annual church meetings to attend

The red flag meets the ballot box

The red flag meets the ballot box

I RATHER love elections, and am not at all surprised that we are about to have another one

New paths to familiar destinations

New paths to familiar destinations

Paul Vallely reflects on the relationship between innovation and tradition

The call to minister to England

The call to minister to England

THE Prime Minister spoke boldly over Easter about the continuing im­­portance of Christian values in shap­­ing society. She sees a direct link between the Christian faith as histor­ically re­­ceived and the free­dom and tol­erance we enjoy

Telling an old story in new language

Telling an old story in new language

A visit to Iona alerts Paul Vallely to fresh ways to communicate faith

 

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 2006, Ronald Blythe waits for the bus with the tin chapel’s ghosts

 

Absorbing Easter hope takes effort

THE latest liturgical publications urge us not to let Easter end on Easter Day. Easter is the beginning of the Great Fifty Days, “a single festival period in which the tone of joy created at the Easter Vigil is sustained through the following seven weeks”

A lesson in passion from the young

Paul Vallely detects the suffering of Jesus in the plight of refugees today

Development costs

Maggie Durran explains the costs to take into account when bidding for a HLF repair-grant

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 1995, Ronald Blythe looks forward to making a Thomas Traherne pilgrimage

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 2006, Ronald Blythe notes the oddity of an animal-less farm

Deal or no deal, we need answers

Deal or no deal, we need answers

The consequences of leaving the EU have been left culpably unclear, says Paul Vallely

Brexit’s biblical parallels

Brexit’s biblical parallels

NOW that Article 50 has been triggered, Angela Tilby wonders whether the Bible might offer any parallels with Brexit

Sing the ending of the fray

BEAR GRYLLS comes in for some criticism not only because of his promotion of survivalist skills, but because of his muscular Christian­ity, which he describes as the back­bone of his life

Cherishing the dignity of old age

Paul Vallely is prompted to reflect on how society deals with the issues of later life

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 1998, Ronald Blythe notes spring moves and spring cleaning

 

Glimpses of heaven

Glimpses of heaven

I LOVE all kinds of liturgical chant: Anglican chant, Taizé chants, Orthodox chant

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 1995, Ronald Blythe walks in the footsteps of Samuel Crossman

In defence of George Osborne

In defence of George Osborne

Paul Vallely holds that the former Chancellor can both be an MP and edit a paper

 

This victory for populism is a disaster

This victory for populism is a disaster

WHEN I heard that the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd Philip North, was being translated to Sheffield, my first reaction was to text him my congratulations. I have known Philip for about 15 years, and we coincided for a few years on the Liturgical Commission

The unfazed pontiff enters fifth year

The unfazed pontiff enters fifth year

Opposition to Francis highlights his achievements, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive column from 2006, Ronald Blythe returns to his former haunts in Aldeburgh

Nutrition is not a private choice

Nutrition is not a private choice

AS THOUGH to coincide with the start of Lent, the Institute of Eco­nomic Affairs (IEA) published a report on Thursday of last week chal­­­leng­ing the belief that poor nut­rition and obesity are causally linked to economic deprivation

Flag-waving Fillon breaks the mould

Flag-waving Fillon breaks the mould

In French politics, Roman Catholicism is returning to the surface, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In March 2001, Lent and foot-and-mouth disease coincided. An archive piece by Ronald Blythe

 

Attending to the hate within

I TEND to read theology in trains — the rumbling movements seem to aid concentration

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe starts Lent in in snow-imposed solitude in this archive piece from March 1996

This anti-press strategy isn’t original

Trump’s singling out of news media as ‘the enemy’ is troubling, says Paul Vallely

Beyond a two-state solution

IT HAD been in the air for months, even years, before Donald Trump suggested it: the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is virtually dead. Things could have been so differ­ent

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

In this archive piece from 1994, Ronald Blythe takes a pre-Lent walk with a naturalist

 

In Trump’s US, belief replaces fact

The President’s repeated lying is a cause for serious concern, says Paul Vallely

The ‘It girl’ with a big heart

I HAVE a friend who is an ardent republican, who is nevertheless ob­­sessed by the royal family, and has a secret collection of royal photo­graph albums and other memorabilia

It’s time to foster communities of belonging

The needs of people with disabilities are more than physical, says Paul Vallely

Word from Wormingford

Word from Wormingford

Ronald Blythe pays tribute to George Herbert’s love of proverbs and botany

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