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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

Tombs of our time

Tombs of our time

John Davies explores changing burial practices, and the Church’s response

Is the writing on the wall for village schools?

Is the writing on the wall for village schools?

John Howson explains how the new National Funding Formula poses a threat
to rural education

‘Always our best because everyone matters’

‘Always our best because everyone matters’

Nick Taunt, head teacher of Bishop Luffa School, one of the Ten Leading Schools, reflects on the spirituality of relationships

Not all faith schools are the same: recognise the differences

Not all faith schools are the same: recognise the differences

A nationally agreed RE syllabus would make it easier to inspect such schools, argues Charles Clarke

The God-shaped gap in the market

The God-shaped gap in the market

Church universities can make a unique contribution within an increasingly commercialised system, argues John Gay

If you get one of these, it’s a wake-up call

If you get one of these, it’s a wake-up call

A notification of ‘coasting’ is an important alert for schools, governors, and trustees, says Howard Dellar

Always more to learn

Dennis Richards offers a round-up of new resources of interest to school and Sunday-school teachers

Praise for leavening school life

Margaret Holness reports on a research project that identifies ten schools as leaders in the way that they approach spirituality

A prospect of buckets and baskets

Dennis Richards foresees some of the educational obscurities of 2017

A year for specialising

A year for specialising

The C of E’s Chief Education Officer, Nigel Genders, sets out priorities for 2017

Culture and relationships

Culture and relationships

John McParland, principal of one of the Ten Leading Schools, writes of the time and patience required for transformation

Clothing the Word made flesh

Clothing the Word made flesh

A ‘conversation of theological luminaries’ explored the contribution that academic theology can make to the Church and its life and mission. Here is an edited transcript

Sufficient for a sprinkling

Sufficient for a sprinkling

Julian Wheeler provides a glimpse into the world of miniature fonts

The time of our lives

The time of our lives

At Candlemas, Pat Ashworth reports on a new movement dedicated to the spiritual care of older people. It has been named after the prophetess Anna

Seeing Scotland — by canoe

Seeing Scotland — by canoe

Dixe Wills finds action, adventure, tranquillity, and spirituality, as he paddles across Scotland

Sumptuous Sicily

Sumptuous Sicily

Diana Bentley finds that a cruise around the Mediterranean island provides a feast of fine dining, culture, history, and architecture

Pilgrim’s tales from Orkney

Pilgrim’s tales from Orkney

This year visitors will flock to Orkney, as it marks the 900th anniversary of its patron saint. Susan Gray advises how to arrange a DIY church pilgrimage — to the Orkney isles or elsewhere

Responsible holidays

Responsible holidays

Want to holiday ethically? No time to research the best places to go? Sarah Faith takes her pick of guilt-free sun and snow holidays

Drinking from an ancient well

Drinking from an ancient well

For those who are looking for a spiritually meaty retreat in 2017, Alison McTier looks at those that draw on ancient Christian traditions

These feet were made for walking

These feet were made for walking

David Atkinson puts on his walking boots to tackle a section of the new Two Saints Way pilgrim trail, linking Chester and Lichfield cathedrals

Job of the week

Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality

East Midlands

Appointment of Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality MHA is a charity providing care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain. MHA is one of the most well respected c...  Read More

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Wed 22 Feb 17 @ 19:15
Pat Ashworth explains the Church of England’s guidance on deliverance ministry https://t.co/ayAfUUOnRb

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