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Rather more than a hosepipe ban

Rather more than a hosepipe ban

The international links between dioceses are raising awareness of the effects of climate change overseas, says Huw Spanner

Soup, but glorious soup  

Soup, but glorious soup
 

Richard Chartres is a bishop whose policy in London was that ‘Everybody must have a spoon in the soup.’ Amid a long round of farewells, he gave this interview to Madeleine Davies

Richard Smith, gynaecological surgeon

Richard Smith, gynaecological surgeon

‘There’s a crisscross between matters medical, religious, and practical’

 

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Mrs Morgan-Evans tried to get into the Ash Wednesday service wearing a daffodil

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

Dereliction and abandonment

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Diary

Check out the words; New wrappings; Reaching a pinnacle

Gingerly does it

THE winter weather has forced me to work indoors recently, and I used the opportunity to plan a summer border to celebrate the life of William Roscoe, the founder of the Liverpool Botanic Gardens

Crossword 1407

Crossword 1407

Across 1 Active police group catching lots, all retreating (7) 5 The fellow prepares tea according to the book (7) 9 A local — he and I will get drunk, talking nonsense? (9) 10 Shrub with fantastic berries doubly pruned (5) 11 Right, priest needs quiet to enjoy (6) 12 Quiet...

Deliver us from evil

Deliver us from evil

Pat Ashworth explains the Church of England’s guidance on deliverance ministry

An undramatic ministry

An undramatic ministry

John Woolmer offers personal testimony of his encounters with demonic activity

Interview: Mike McHargue, ‘Science Mike’

Interview: Mike McHargue, ‘Science Mike’

‘I love science. . . it’s a lot of fun’

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

The annual Narturists' Club service was mid-February

Apocrypha’s place in Bibles

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Diary: Serenhedd James

Under the doctor; Selling Bach; Next to godliness; Fond farewell

Tot up the miles

THE Proclaimers would walk 500 miles — and then 500 more. Part of the ministry of the clergy is to pro­claim the gospel; but, on their jour­neys around the parish, how many miles do they drive, and how many of those miles are official miles, for which expenses can be claimed?

Crossword 1406

Crossword 1406

Across 1,5,9  Thief who gained assets illicitly, as Paul said (3,5,2,3,2,5) 10 She’s promised a scene if son goes off naughtily (7) 11 Getting bogged down, anger boss making the rounds (5) 12 Initially squashed under competitors seizing victory, they’re around long after you’d...

The year we almost lost her

The year we almost lost her

A member of the clergy writes anonymously about her daughter’s involvement with a Parachristo group

Tombs of our time

Tombs of our time

John Davies explores changing burial practices, and the Church’s response

Is the writing on the wall for village schools?

Is the writing on the wall for village schools?

John Howson explains how the new National Funding Formula poses a threat
to rural education

‘Always our best because everyone matters’

‘Always our best because everyone matters’

Nick Taunt, head teacher of Bishop Luffa School, one of the Ten Leading Schools, reflects on the spirituality of relationships

Not all faith schools are the same: recognise the differences

Not all faith schools are the same: recognise the differences

A nationally agreed RE syllabus would make it easier to inspect such schools, argues Charles Clarke

The God-shaped gap in the market

The God-shaped gap in the market

Church universities can make a unique contribution within an increasingly commercialised system, argues John Gay

If you get one of these, it’s a wake-up call

If you get one of these, it’s a wake-up call

A notification of ‘coasting’ is an important alert for schools, governors, and trustees, says Howard Dellar

Always more to learn

Dennis Richards offers a round-up of new resources of interest to school and Sunday-school teachers

Praise for leavening school life

Margaret Holness reports on a research project that identifies ten schools as leaders in the way that they approach spirituality

A prospect of buckets and baskets

Dennis Richards foresees some of the educational obscurities of 2017

A year for specialising

A year for specialising

The C of E’s Chief Education Officer, Nigel Genders, sets out priorities for 2017

Culture and relationships

Culture and relationships

John McParland, principal of one of the Ten Leading Schools, writes of the time and patience required for transformation

Interview: Justin Humphreys, executive director, the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service

Interview: Justin Humphreys, executive director, the Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service

‘There are new dangers and risks today that did not exist five years ago’

Caption competition

Caption competition

A picture of the Bishop of Leeds at the cutting edge prompted a flurry of suggestions from readers. Sadly, we had space for only a few

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