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
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
‘Sometimes the need feels overwhelming’
Nick tried to reflect theologically on mistakes made
Your answers on annual church meetings, and more
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
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. . ."
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...
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
Clergy cannot help others with mental-health problems at the cost of their own well-being, but help is at hand
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
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
Simon Jones joins the Northumbria Community for a retreat experience that won’t rub out
‘Eternity can be a wonderful thing — an exciting adventure lived with God’
Alfie had to stand in the corner because he was a heretic
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...
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...
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,...
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
Tim Wyatt goes in search of the real Sam Childers — the ‘Machine Gun Preacher’
Bernard Rose, a key figure in choral music, was born 100 years ago. Roderic Dunnett remembers him
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
After caring for her mother, Gillian Thomas joined the Alzheimer’s Society’s pioneering network of Research Volunteers
‘The women in my life have been the greatest influence on my cooking’
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
The cheapest option was to move the font under the leak
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
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. . .
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?