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Meaningful presence“WHAT is the Church for?” is a question that I have posed with a certain pompous rhetorical flourish in more than one sermon; and it was a question I was pondering when I first went to St George’s, Venice. There has been an English-speaking Christian presence in the Veneto for cen...

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Back with the brethren I WAS back in Boston in May to spend some time with the members of the Society of St John the Evan­gelist at their monastery in Cam­bridge, and to continue work on the Cowley Project. Since my last visit, a new Superior has been elected, and now Brother James Koester SSJE lead...

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Tempus fugitA MERE 500 issues back, I noted in this column that milestones in the history of the Church Times had a way of creeping up on its editorial staff while they were minding other people’s business. That seems to be even more ap­­plic­­able to the current, 8000th, issue, in all its multi-pla...

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I’M writing this on the Tuesday after the Brexit vote. I feel I should have something of great import to say to you on the subject, but I still can’t quite work out how to respond

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Visitors’ commentsTHE Archbishop of Canterbury has been making one of his lightning visits to a diocese, and this time it is ours. Lest any corner of the county should feel left out, he has been touching down from north to south, east to west, with a substantial stay in the city of Derby. He has dro...

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IT WAS one of those weekends

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I’VE been writing this diary for more than 20 years, but I’ve finally discovered the subject that provokes the greatest amount of correspondence — ladies’ hats and trousers in church

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Glyn Paflin reflects on Lord Kitchener, a "loyal Churchman"

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John Wall enjoys his well-earned sabbatical in Rome

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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

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Our age needs prophets. Where have they gone?

Paul Oestreicher laments the dearth of Christian leaders who can read the signs of the times, and speak out  Subscribe to read more

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