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How Lady chapels gave birth to cathedral choirs

How Lady chapels gave birth to cathedral choirs

The Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey is celebrating its 500th anniversary. Tim Tatton-Brown traces its history

Keeping the Bard cool

Keeping the Bard cool

One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick

Interview: Phil Williams, national director, Christian Surfers UK

Interview: Phil Williams, national director, Christian Surfers UK

‘I personally believe God created the waves: our playground’

St Gargoyle

St Gargoyle

What Robert's guests really wanted was a glass each

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.com

Any ideas?

Write, if you have any answers to the questions listed below. Your questions   In line with the question (15 April) on musical copyright, what is the process for using films or clips from films in services and parish events? We are contemplating a parish meal and movie night and have no clue w...

Diary

Unexpected bonus WHAT does it take for something still to be “a thing”? This is not an ontological teaser (although, who knows, it might become one): it is a question about cultural currency. What items in the landscape of our living are still relevant, fashionable, or, at least, in use?...

Toms and trailers

THE garden centres are brimming with plants urging us to plant up our hanging baskets. Productive plants such as tomatoes can be just as ornamental in a display if you pick the right varieties, and, of course, give you an edible harvest

Crossword 1365

Crossword 1365

Across 1Badmouthing sot, disorderly sceptic (8,6)10Name girl and boy from Western USA (7)11A struggle to probe French article in the dark (7)12Good eggs about to stop northerner (7)13Culinary ingredient’s tip, other bits not totally needed (7)14Learner in a group reviewed inventor...

The good, the great, and the self-interested

The good, the great, and the self-interested

Andrew Brown considers the astonishing life story of George Price, the subject of a recent play

Vicars on the (school) run

Vicars on the (school) run

A parish priest spends two hours every day at one of Cardiff’s biggest secondary schools as part of a pioneering scheme to reach out to teenagers. Anna Morrell reports

‘Let not my love be called idolatry’

‘Let not my love be called idolatry’

Four hundred years after the Shakespeare’s death, Alison Shell charts the course of Bardolatry

Caption Competition

Caption Competition

SHOW Church Times readers a photo with water in it, and baptism immediately comes to mind. . .

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

There were no hymns; so they sang the notices

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.co.uk 

Parting words

Your answers   When our former parish priest, a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC), left, he instructed our churchwardens to allow only SSC priests to stand in during the vacancy. They are extending this ban even to our area dean (who has ignored it) and diocesan bishop. We are a Res...

Diary

IT’S not every day that one has breakfast with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. I was in Cape Town in February on a research trip, and was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time

Lamb and eggs

WITH the spring come new lambs, images of Jerusalem at Passover, the ultimate sacrifice and victory. But older beasts are as good, too, by now reaching hogget and mutton. Do try them, as the flavour is definitely rewarding

Crossword 1364

Crossword 1364

Across 6 A choirman’s mixed drink (10) 9 Lover could be heard making comeback (4) 10 Priest, a writer of essays (4) 11 One of the church’s distinctly non-Christian wrangles? (6,3) 12 P ious type having the last word — something ‘flowery’ (6) 13 Feline heard upsetting episcopal...

Illegitimacy — ‘a form of virtue’?

Illegitimacy — ‘a form of virtue’?

A Swedish hospital chaplain, Astrid Wretmark, finds inspiration for bereaved mothers in Hardy’s heroine Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Meeting Christ in the sun

Meeting Christ in the sun

Traditional Sami culture, once quashed by Nordic society, is now enriching the life of its churches, explains Caroline Levisse

Secrets of an Edwardian rebel

Secrets of an Edwardian rebel

Married to an evangelist and preacher, Grace Grattan Guinness confined her radical thoughts to her diary. Jemima Thackray reports

Interview: Ruth Hunt, chief executive, Stonewall

Interview: Ruth Hunt, chief executive, Stonewall

‘The C of E has got itself into a right old mess, unfortunately’

Dave Walker

Dave Walker

www.cartoonchurch.co.uk 

St Gargoyles

St Gargoyles

The churchwardens discreetly reminded Stephen there were banns to be read

Diary

AT THE end of our Easter Day eucharist, I was chatting with another retired cleric about some of the potentially confusing lines in the hymns we had just sung. I was particularly bothered by “Now above the sky he’s King"

Small changes

“GOT any spare change?” These four words, often quoted — in fiction at least — by street beggars, could soon become obsolete as we head with increasing speed to a cashless society

Crossword 1363

Crossword 1363

by the Revd Michael Callaghan

Faith builds a future

Faith builds a future

Faith Uwantege sold everything she had to build a school in a Rwandan village. Jemima Thackray met her

Poor sent empty away

Poor sent empty away

Ethiopia is not the only West African country suffering devastating drought. Jemima Thackray reports

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