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Not just another assembly book

Dennis Richards gives his assessment of a selection of new educational resources

An ambassador to the dioceses

An ambassador to the dioceses

Regional Schools Commissioners are key figures in the evolving educational system. Dr Tim Coulson explains their remit

It’s no longer just the Bible

It’s no longer just the Bible

John Hall, who chairs a new Commission on Religious Education in schools, tracks the changes in the subject over the past century

A way to challenge the chaos

A way to challenge the chaos

Shirley Lancaster reports from an international conference on Christian meditation in schools

Children to speak in tongues

Children to speak in tongues

New C of E free schools and academies opened in six dioceses this month. Margaret Holness visited an unusual one — Saint-Jérôme

Burkinis, grammar schools, and the DBE Measure

Howard Dellar argues for new laws to oversee the new schools system

Finding the unique in church unis

Church universities might do more to raise their awareness of their Anglican identity, John Gay reckons

School leaders of the future

Living well together — Nigel Genders sets out a new vision for leadership in church schools

From students to citizens

From students to citizens

Universities should be repositories of values and thoughtfuness about the common good, argues Stephen Heap

Keeping faith on campus

Keeping faith on campus

Margaret Holness recommends a new guide produced by the Student Christian Movement

Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

Suppression, secrecy, and survival: the Hidden Christians of Japan

A new book explores Christianity in Japan. Its author, John Dougill, talks to Malcolm Doney

Interview: Rahil Patel, author

Interview: Rahil Patel, author

‘I walked into the church, and the presence of God touched me’

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Molly was taken aback. "Pest Service" wasn't a misprint

Diary

Eastern promiseA COLD end to June meant that, for once, the annual round of ordinations and first masses was not spent in stiflingly hot churches. In Norwich, it was so chilly at Petertide that at least one canon was spotted sporting the Chapter’s distinctive winter fur almuce; but the Continent was...

Food on camera

“YOU say summer cannot end And you will never lie,” Charles Causley sings — and so do I, when Septem­ber, as it has this year, changes gear from August so imperceptibly

Crossword 1386

Crossword 1386

Across 1 New step devised behind paintings maybe put back in area of church (8) 5 Former President appearing odd in brown (6) 9 Christian martyr found on island beside a European country (7) 10 Course requiring little time? (7) 11 Dismiss retrograde Calvinist’s clothing? Absolutely...

Mastering the ministry of welcome

Mastering the ministry of welcome

Churches are finding increasingly imaginative ways to attract visitors. Pat Ashworth reports

The engines of war

The engines of war

Britain’s railways, and the men and women who worked on them, are unsung heroes of the First World War. Rob Langham tells their stories

Anne Wafula Strike, Paralympian  

Anne Wafula Strike, Paralympian
 

‘Having Jesus in my life puts a smile on my face every day’

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Something had to be done about the beavers

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

Diary

Jubilate, everybodyON 15 October, a large group of mostly elderly writers and composers of hymns will gather in All Souls’, Langham Place, next to Broadcasting House, to celebrate a notable event: the 50th anniversary of the publication of Youth Praise. It was, in its modest way, a landmark in the h...

Storage room

WE HAVE gone from mobile phones the size of bricks to mobile devices the size of credit cards that do everything you can think of. This poses a problem with storage

Crossword 1385

Crossword 1385

The phrase at 15A (similar to a better-known one) occurs in The Chambers Dictionary   Across 1 BD, I feel, is sadly showing a lack of faith (9) 8 Cleric coming to supper maybe but not the first to show (6) 9 A hundred people walking out? They create a split (8) 10 Like some...

The bit-part Saviour and that chariot race

The bit-part Saviour and that chariot race

The new film Ben-Hur is the first version to give Jesus a speaking part. Stephen Brown traces the creative decision-making behind one of the most iconic narratives of our time

Struggling to blot out our transgressions

Struggling to blot out our transgressions

Eric Fair has written a devastatingly frank account of his time as an interrogator in Iraq, and its impact on his life and faith. He talks to Madeleine Davies

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

So it was back to school, but not without tears and thoughts and tantrums

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One Church’s mission, but many opportunities

The Renewal and Reform programme needs a wide range of approaches to be successful, argues Andrew Lightbown  Subscribe to read more

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