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The psalms hidden in the slang

The psalms hidden in the slang

Kathryn Wehr follows C. S. Lewis’s example and revisits Dorothy L. Sayers’s radio plays on the life of Christ

The age of matriarchs

The age of matriarchs

To mark Mothering Sunday, Pat Ashworth explores some of the challenges associated with ageing mothers

Making money work for others

Making money work for others

Continuing our Lent series on aspects of money, Matthew Bishop explores the links between philanthropy and faith

Interview: Bill Sewell, restaurateur

Interview: Bill Sewell, restaurateur

‘People must want things to be different. It’s no good blaming McDonald’s for obesity’

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

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St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Next year, decided Richard, he would leave his mother behind

Diary: Sister Rosemary CHN

Diary: Sister Rosemary CHN

At home to mission; Eat, pray, love; Parable of the talents; Link to the world; Name-dropping

In a stew over ham

In a stew over ham

HERE are two recipes from Bill Sewell’s forthcoming book to whet your appetite. English cassoulet serves six

Crossword 1411

Crossword 1411

Across 1 Impassioned speech blasted fidgety choristers — no little saints! (8) 5 Collection of scraps mixed in garbage mostly (6) 9 Music-maker referring to Queen Elizabeth the first? (8) 10 Leading couples in pageant vaunt new dance (6) 12 Cultivatin’ fruit (6) 13 Party people...

Ministering at the margins

Ministering at the margins

Paul Wilkinson investigates the Church’s efforts in reaching out to travelling communities

Start at the very beginning

Start at the very beginning

Struggling to attract or keep children and their families? Margaret Pritchard Houston advises on developing a ministry from scratch

Where help can be found

Where help can be found

Ted Harrison talks to people involved in children’s work, and lists resources

Growing up, not growing away

Growing up, not growing away

Simply hiring a youth worker may not be the answer to holding on to young people. Johanna Derry reports

When the hungry billows are curling

When the hungry billows are curling

Pat Ashworth looks at five potential PCC crises, and how to manage them

Wisdom is more precious than rubies

Wisdom is more precious than rubies

Diana Chambers continues our Lent series with advice on developing financial emotional intelligence

Interview: Laura Purseglove, project curator, Art and Christianity Enquiry

Interview: Laura Purseglove, project curator, Art and Christianity Enquiry

‘Art is an end in itself, something that the Church has historically supported’

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

Barry made a big thing of no more collections in church

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

Saying or singing the Creed

Saying or singing the Creed

Write, if you any answers to the questions listed at the end of this section, or to add to the answers given below

Diary: Elizabeth Figg

Diary: Elizabeth Figg

Subterranean friend; Inside my head; Journey of reflection; Convivial companion

Back to the Bible

Back to the Bible

WE ARE almost halfway through Lent — but it is not too late to review a Lent app from the Church of England, or for you to download it and make use of it as Easter ap­­proaches

Crossword 1410

Crossword 1410

Across 1 Chorister starts to bark loudly when stuck in box? (6) 4 Adorable priest returning aged plant (5,3) 9 Dull baronet briefly enters river (6) 10 Fool having little time went ahead and chatted (8) 12 Prepares to billet peacekeepers in military quarters (3,5) 13 A rector...

A faith that pays dividends

A faith that pays dividends

Andreas Whittam Smith traces the origins of the funds now managed by the Church Commissioners

The ‘Vatican II manqué’ of the Russian Orthodox Church

The ‘Vatican II manqué’ of the Russian Orthodox Church

The revolution that toppled the Tsar began a century ago this week. Xenia Dennen reflects on its lasting ecclesiastical consequences

A responsibility to co-operate

A responsibility to co-operate

John Davies looks at how to prevent clergy-PCC relationships’ becoming a tug of war

Interview: Jeremy Vine, broadcaster and presenter

Interview: Jeremy Vine, broadcaster and presenter

‘It makes for a better show if you don’t know what the presenter thinks’

Caption Competition

Caption Competition

THE General Synod took place while readers were considering their entries in our latest caption competition, with inevitable results

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com 

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

It was days before the pancake came down

Diary: David Winter

Diary: David Winter

Eight words of Latin; Thousands of Wins; Know your audience; No can do

The allure of Lent

The allure of Lent

ONE redeeming sign that Britain retains a Christian culture is in the notion of giving up something for Lent — even among those who never go to church

PCC tips and advice

How to run a perfect PCC

Mark Tanner gives his tips for meetings and chairing them
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Discerning the dynamics

Nicky von Fraunhofer explores how group work can be used to manage disagreements within congregations
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A responsibility to co-operate

John Davies looks at how to prevent clergy-PCC relationships’ becoming a tug of war
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When the hungry billows are curling

Pat Ashworth looks at five potential PCC crises, and how to manage them
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Doing without bacon rolls and paintball

To base ‘men’s ministry’ on tired stereotypes is not necessary, and may be unhelpful, argues Anne Bennett  Subscribe to read more

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