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The great polar survival

The great polar survival

One hundred years ago today, Lionel Greenstreet, a member of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was stranded on an island in the Antarctic, unaware that a rescue mission had just begun. Jemima Thackray reports

Highlights along the (Third) Way

<em></em>Highlights along the (Third) Way

THIRD WAY inaugurated its High Profile series of in-depth interviews in May 1993, with a rather formal examination of the then Lord Chancellor. Here, we reproduce some of the most illuminating moments from over 240 hours of conversation

 

 

St Gargoyle

St Gargoyle

Nick tried to reflect theologically on mistakes made

Out of the Question

Your answers on annual church meetings, and more

Diary

I HOPE you are standing up to read this. I say this because I am now Rural Dean of Cambridge South, and feel that a certain deference is due. “Do we call you ‘Dean’?” one parishioner asked last week

Help with praying

IN A video message to promote the “wave of prayer” for evangelism leading up to Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury said of the Lord’s Prayer that it was “reassuring enough to be on the lips of the dying, and yet dangerous enough to be banned in cinemas. . ."

crossword 1368

crossword 1368

A biblical quotation (5,3,6,5,4,9,3,5,3,5,2,2,4) from the book of 12 (AV) runs clockwise from 1.   Across9 Exceptional place is renovated (7)10 Blissful state of a grandma going round Ireland very briefly (7)11 Worship with no priest initially to provide uplift (5)12 Judge died...

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

Where two or three are gathered

Where two or three are gathered

Nick Mayhew-Smith journeys from abbeys, to new monastic expressions, to Jesuit spirituality centres, offering some options for those seeking a retreat within an existing community

Caring for the carers

Clergy cannot help others with mental-health problems at the cost of their own well-being, but help is at hand

When mental illness turns up on the doorstep

When mental illness turns up on the doorstep

Clergy are still on the front line when it comes to dealing with mental illness. In National Mental Health Awareness Week, Vic Van Den Bergh explores the practical implications

The receiving end of violence

The receiving end of violence

After years of helping callers with mental-health problems at their vicarage, Pauline and David Stocker found themselves unexpectedly on the receiving end of shocking violence. Sarah Meyrick talked to them

The company he keeps

The company he keeps

Simon Jones joins the Northumbria Community for a retreat experience that won’t rub out

Interview: Jacqui Parkinson, textile artist

Interview: Jacqui Parkinson, textile artist

‘Eternity can be a wonderful thing — an exciting adventure lived with God’

 

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Alfie had to stand in the corner because he was a heretic

Diary

The real thing AS I write, we are still enjoying the celebrations for Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. I was introduced to Shakespeare at an early age by my father, who would sometimes recite The Merchant of Venice to me instead of a bedtime story. By the age of 11, I had read and become familiar wi...

For vegan guests

A VEGAN supper is required at short notice on a Friday that has turned sur­prisingly cold. The watercress and spinach will be welcome in a warming soup, and the avocados will also have to reappear in a different guise. The blueberries and strawberries are going to manifest themselves in a fruit br&u...

Crossword 1367

Crossword 1367

Across 1 A prominent feature taken in, say, when following priest? (9) 6 Without hesitation got concealed in close (5) 9 Part of mosque near ground in American university (7) 10 Continuing as chaplains in hospital locations (7) 11 A bishop with elevated position had, in short,...

Top 25 fundraising ideas for churches

Top 25 fundraising ideas for churches

A competition run last year with Ecclesiastical Insurance to find the best fund-raising ideas has turned up many great ideas. To inspire your own efforts, here are the top 25

On the trail of the Machine Gun Preacher

On the trail of the Machine Gun Preacher

Tim Wyatt goes in search of the real Sam Childers — the ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

A gourmet in the food of love

A gourmet in the food of love

Bernard Rose, a key figure in choral music, was born 100 years ago. Roderic Dunnett remembers him

Healing by consensus

Healing by consensus

Prayers for the sick are said at most services, but what can we really believe about physical healing? Simon Jones takes a personal journey from Pentecostalism to neuroscience in search of the God-shaped whole

Experts by experience

Experts by experience

After caring for her mother, Gillian Thomas joined the Alzheimer’s Society’s pioneering network of Research Volunteers

Interview: Tom Herbert, baker

Interview: Tom Herbert, baker

‘The women in my life have been the greatest influence on my cooking’

Caption competition

Caption competition

IT ALL gets a little apocalyptic in the caption competition this week. It might be the impending fate of the United States; mostly, though, it’s simply a play on the name of the leading Republican candidate

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

The cheapest option was to move the font under the leak

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

Out of the Question

I have been told that only one man could not be saved: the impenitent thief on the cross. I had no answer to this, and would appreciate how to best reply to this very firm assertion

Diary

HAD you been walking past our parish rooms a couple of Sundays ago, you would have heard our bring-and-share lunch in full swing. . .

Spanish gems

IN THEIR book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), Jancis Robinson and her co-authors have identified 1368 different grape varieties used around the world for producing wine — and yet how many of these do we drink regularly?

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A bold but difficult step closer to the Kirk

The Columba Declaration raises tough questions, but is more of a problem for Scottish Episcopalians, argues Andrew Hayes  Read More

Job of the week

Team Rector Designate

London and Home Counties

DIOCESE OF ST ALBANS The Bishop of St Albans with the Patrons wish to appoint a Team Rector Designate We seek someone who will work in partnership with a Team Vicar Designate (who they will help ...  Read More

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Wed 25 May 16 @ 18:58
Andrew Chandler on the cases of George Bell and one of the men he championed https://t.co/h3kPyikfjM https://t.co/jaSLtYzTq1

Wed 25 May 16 @ 13:20
@steverumsby Thanks for bringing it up, we'll have a think about what the best solution is.