There is a debate over the causes and effects of health inequality, but they present a challenge to the Church to get involved. Paul Holley considers how some churches are responding
On the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Peter Street looks at the religious significance of the Norman Conquest
‘Being outdoors — everywhere you look you see signs of God’
OUR last caption-competition photo was from the first of the TV debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. After the second debate on Sunday night, we might not have suggested this as a comedy moment.
Maybe a pantomime tone is the best to adopt: "He’s behind you. . . Oh yes, he is!” (Jonathan...
The Vicar was always on about Fresh Expressions; so the boys tried out a few
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Glyn Paflin (Diary, 26 August) mentions Hymns A. & M. 595. This is Archbishop J. R. Darbyshire’s hymn “For the Fallen”, with its line about “a tryst of love with them that sleep”, safer ...
Gadgets and gizmos; Traditional and proud; Best of intentions; In for a Pound
I HAVE just got back from New York, which was in the grip of election fever. Our Episcopalian cousins do take the seasons seriously, and are strong on the “canvass” where congregations pledge their giving for the year ahead
Across 1, 22 Novel satisfactory after all, in the preacher’s words (6,4) 5 Constancy liberal’s found in God, if backsliding initially (8) 9 Organiser having power to stop county runner (8) 10 Signal reversed by top geometrician (6) 11 Couple kicked deadly sin, something beastly...
At the start of Prisons Week, Pat Ashworth talks to the director of Music in Detention, a charity that works with detainees in immigration removal centres
In Quaker Week, Jemima Thackray explores the Society’s friendship with Anglicanism
‘Many people in debt feel that there is no way out, no hope’
No doubt about it — it was the earliest known copy of the Rector’s harvest sermon
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Why does Common Worship, in its naming of combined
Seeing eye to eyeEARLIER this month, we said hello to a suffragan bishop. The previous Bishop of Repton had long moved on, and we were waiting for a replacement; even at the time, I wondered “What woman will we get next?” Our diocese (Derby) was an obvious place for one of the earliest women bishops...
PACKAGING plays an ever-increasing part in today’s world, and this is just as true of wine as of any other product. While you can now purchase it in cans, tetrapacks, and bag-in-boxes, by far the largest amount still comes in glass bottles
1 Story of Christ’s life work left records from East to West (6)
5 ‘Son of the father’ bans entertaining pop group (8)
9 Boy beginning to learn small version of instrument (4)
10 Devote one’s life to untangling a soccer net (10)
11 Sorry one comes between drawer and canvas...
Single Evangelical women are fighting the stereotypes, reports Madeleine Davies
In a new book, Janina Ramirez argues that Julian of Norwich should be seen as the female Chaucer
A live broadcast this week from Westminster Abbey marked the 90th anniversary of Choral Evensong on the radio. David Winter looks back
AFTER a long and slightly unplanned summer break, the caption competition returns with a heap of entries from last month’s photo of the Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway, with a diocesan character.
Shall we get the innuendo out of the way? “‘You’re an ass.’ ‘I get tha...
Never mind what Paul said to the Ephesians — Alan couldn’t give thanks for the marrow
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Why, in the broadcast Choral Evensong, is the penitential introduction usually replaced by a so-called introit, lustily sung before the officiant has sung “O ...
Ultimate questions; Written in the stars; Beautiful world; From across the pond; Sunny side up
WHEN we moved to the West Midlands, six years ago, I remember being impressed with the horticultural quality of the local roundabouts. There were no coats of arms etched out in colourful bedding, but what Telford and Wrekin borough council created each year was quietly beautiful
1 A monk’s drink (11)
7 This rogue reformed, becoming virtuous (9)
8 Beg priest to show the way by going first (5)
10 Barrier of iron by new English church (5)
11 Mathematician almost gets the answer for Christians (9)
12 All that’s left when man gets involved in periodic...
‘It’s great if we can use music to spread light and hope’
Dennis Richards gives his assessment of a selection of new educational resources
Regional Schools Commissioners are key figures in the evolving educational system. Dr Tim Coulson explains their remit
John Hall, who chairs a new Commission on Religious Education in schools, tracks the changes in the subject over the past century
Shirley Lancaster reports from an international conference on Christian meditation in schools