On a cool evening, Ronald Blythe sits with Mary, Martha, and Alice
Angela Tilby longs for a dash of humility among those seeking high office
Maggie Durran on permissions needed to carry out works
Before submitting reordering plans to the DAC, make sure that you are in agreement with all the content. You will not be able to make substantive changes afterwards without a resubmission, which will cause delay. Do not be afraid to question apparent errors and omissions. The tender documents (draw...
George Herbert’s poems make Ronald Blythe think of St Luke’s Acts
PUBLIC inquiries into events that go wrong have become fashionable in recent years. The Chilcot inquiry is the third such investigation into the Iraq war, and the first to attempt to apportion blame to politicians.
The instinct to learn from mistakes is understandable. The public demand for scapego...
Maggie Durran explains how the tendering process works
There are good ways of responding to ‘sexified’ adverts, says Peter Graystone
Ronald Blythe on a poet of Cornwall
Ronald Blythe ponders stony issues across the history of the Church
Angela Tilby looks to St Benedict for answers after the result of the EU referendum
Political parties need to reconnect with alienated voters, says Paul Vallely
Maggie Durran advises what to look out for when considering a new servery or kitchen
THE ordination season is upon us, and deacons-to-be are experimenting with their new cassocks, and perhaps gingerly trying on their clerical shirts in front of the mirror
The saint exemplifies a deep ambivalence towards women, says Paul Vallely
Ronald Blythe muses on the joy of each and every sound
Paul Vallely weights up the individuals on both sides of the EU referendum
Maggie Durran explains how, when, and why to choose contractors through a competitive tender process
Ronald Blythe re-reads a diary that is suited to all times of life
I HAVE a team of three cleaners who turn up at my house once a week, bring their own equipment, and go through my kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom, study, and sitting room in a whirlwind of Hoovers, bleach, and polish; iron any sheets and clerical shirts; and depart within an
IT HAS become a cliché on both sides of the Atlantic to say that politicians cannot be trusted; they all lie to gain office or to stay in it. This perception has not led to a new breed of truthful politicians — would that it might — but to even brasher contenders
Maggie Durran explains the valuable role of a quantity surveyor in church building projects
What do we know of the weather and the world, asks Ronald Blythe
Questions about human organs in animals need more thought, says Paul Vallely
"HAVING thick ankles, fallen arches, and poor balance, I have never been one to wear high heels"
Ronald Blythe is busy before the sun rises, writing and editing
Angela Tilby on the religious roots of human rights rhetoric
Paul Vallely joins the referendum fray and pinpoints one factor
Ronald Blythe enjoys accompanying St Paul on his travels
Ronald Blythe recalls a religious experience involving coffee
Angela Tilby expresses misgivings about the Social Trinity
Maggie Durran examines the various rules about showing films in public
Paul Vallely laments the lack of political will to reform offshore tax havens
New evidence may revolutionise understanding of Jewish history, says David Keys
WE ARE just at the end of the period of prayer for the renewal of the Church urged by our two Archbishops. When I first heard about the initiative “Thy Kingdom Come”, in a letter to all clergy, I was mildly sceptical, although inclined to be obedient.