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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

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

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

When disaster strikes

When disaster strikes

Thirty years on from the Zeebrugge ferry disaster, Pat Ashworth looks at the maritime chaplains’ responses, and their continuing work today

How to run a perfect PCC

How to run a perfect PCC

Mark Tanner gives his tips for meetings and chairing them

A bumpy ride to training

A bumpy ride to training

If you feel called by God to become ordained, what can you expect along the way, asks Ted Harrison

Discerning the dynamics

Discerning the dynamics

Nicky von Fraunhofer explores how group work can be used to manage disagreements within PCCs and congregations

A season to learn true value

A season to learn true value

A series for Lent begins with an extract from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, in which Justin Welby contrasts the economics of God and Mammon

 

Take remote control

Take remote control

Distance learning is a rapidly developing route to theological study, discovers Rebecca Paveley

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

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

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

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