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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

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

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

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

Maker of heaven on earth

Maker of heaven on earth

2016 marks the tercentary of the birth of Capability Brown. Pat Ashworth traces his remarkable legacy

Joy cometh in the morning

Joy cometh in the morning

To mark April fools’ Day, Mark Oakley celebrates the link between faith and laughter

Faith for grown-ups

Faith for grown-ups

The new atheists demand a new approach. Rupert Shortt tackles ten Dawkins put-downs

Heed the hideous blasphemer

Heed the hideous blasphemer

David Bryant considers the folly and the wisdom in the atheistic writing of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Imperishable: what life now is like

Imperishable: what life now is like

We should not try to tame the Resurrection, warns Christopher Bryan

Our Church is built on joy

Our Church is built on joy

The resurrection is for life, not just for Easter, suggests the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I

Resurrection to the roots

Resurrection to the roots

The Resurrection reopens the gates of Eden and gives us the tools to start work, suggests Simone Kotva

Delight, and my fish stew

Delight, and my fish stew

The resurrection is a game-changer, writes Stephen Cottrell

The case for show-and-tell

The case for show-and-tell

Music may be the most effective medium, suggest Justin Lewis-Anthony and Hannah Matis

In the word is the beginning

In the word is the beginning

Andrew Davison and Guiseppe Pezzini get to the root of things

The pinnacle of St Paul’s faith

The pinnacle of St Paul’s faith

The resurrection is central to Pauline theology, writes Paula Gooder

The reason for getting stuck in

The reason for getting stuck in

Theology and mission are inseparable, argues Michael Lloyd

Going in search of right praise

Going in search of right praise

What we have in common is where we’ve come from, suggests Ian McFarland

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