The Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey is celebrating its 500th anniversary. Tim Tatton-Brown traces its history
One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick
‘I personally believe God created the waves: our playground’
What Robert's guests really wanted was a glass each
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In line with the question (15 April) on musical copyright, what is the process for using films or clips from films in services and parish events? We are contemplating a parish meal and movie night and have no clue w...
WHAT does it take for something still to be “a thing”? This is not an ontological teaser (although, who knows, it might become one): it is a question about cultural currency.
What items in the landscape of our living are still relevant, fashionable, or, at least, in use?...
THE garden centres are brimming with plants urging us to plant up our hanging baskets. Productive plants such as tomatoes can be just as ornamental in a display if you pick the right varieties, and, of course, give you an edible harvest
Across 1Badmouthing sot, disorderly sceptic (8,6)10Name girl and boy from Western USA (7)11A struggle to probe French article in the dark (7)12Good eggs about to stop northerner (7)13Culinary ingredient’s tip, other bits not totally needed (7)14Learner in a group reviewed inventor...
Andrew Brown considers the astonishing life story of George Price, the subject of a recent play
A parish priest spends two hours every day at one of Cardiff’s biggest secondary schools as part of a pioneering scheme to reach out to teenagers. Anna Morrell reports
Four hundred years after the Shakespeare’s death, Alison Shell charts the course of Bardolatry
‘Art gives me enormous joy, and some of the paintings we have are stunning’
SHOW Church Times readers a photo with water in it, and baptism immediately comes to mind. . .
There were no hymns; so they sang the notices
When our former parish priest, a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC), left, he instructed our churchwardens to allow only SSC priests to stand in during the vacancy. They are extending this ban even to our area dean (who has ignored it) and diocesan bishop. We are a Res...
IT’S not every day that one has breakfast with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. I was in Cape Town in February on a research trip, and was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time
WITH the spring come new lambs, images of Jerusalem at Passover, the ultimate sacrifice and victory. But older beasts are as good, too, by now reaching hogget and mutton. Do try them, as the flavour is definitely rewarding
6 A choirman’s mixed drink (10)
9 Lover could be heard making comeback (4)
10 Priest, a writer of essays (4)
11 One of the church’s distinctly non-Christian wrangles? (6,3)
12 P ious type having the last word — something ‘flowery’ (6)
13 Feline heard upsetting episcopal...
A Swedish hospital chaplain, Astrid Wretmark, finds inspiration for bereaved mothers in Hardy’s heroine Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Traditional Sami culture, once quashed by Nordic society, is now enriching the life of its churches, explains Caroline Levisse
Married to an evangelist and preacher, Grace Grattan Guinness confined her radical thoughts to her diary. Jemima Thackray reports
‘The C of E has got itself into a right old mess, unfortunately’
The churchwardens discreetly reminded Stephen there were banns to be read
AT THE end of our Easter Day eucharist, I was chatting with another retired cleric about some of the potentially confusing lines in the hymns we had just sung. I was particularly bothered by “Now above the sky he’s King"
“GOT any spare change?” These four words, often quoted — in fiction at least — by street beggars, could soon become obsolete as we head with increasing speed to a cashless society
by the Revd Michael Callaghan
Faith Uwantege sold everything she had to build a school in a Rwandan village. Jemima Thackray met her
Ethiopia is not the only West African country suffering devastating drought. Jemima Thackray reports