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Form of address

What is the correct form of address for an archdeacon who is also a canon and holds a Ph.D. in theology?   Should I ever meet Canon the Venerable Dr John Smith I hope that he would allow me to call him John.Ted HarrisonAberystwyth, Ceredigion   We called her Sheila.(The Revd Dr) David VannerleySwale...

Habits in heaven

Your answers: What, if any, are the biblical teach­ings and the teachings of the Church on the question whether we will eat, drink, and sleep in heaven — three activities I am particularly fond of on earth?

A bishop’s hovering hands

At a recent confirmation the officiating bishop held his hands an inch or so over the heads of the candidates rather than on their heads. Is his act valid, given that the Prayer Book states that he will lay his hand on the candidate’s head?

Heart of the Office

Your answers


Is the psalmody in Morning and Evening Prayer on Sunday, whether said or sung, optional or mandatory? [

Psalms at the Sunday Offices  

Your answers on whether psalmody is mandatory and the anniversary of the resurrection 

Ascension and Whitsun ‘lesser’?

Does anyone know anything about a book on the rosary by Charles Wesley?

Out of the Question

Your answers on annual church meetings, and more

Out of the Question

I have been told that only one man could not be saved: the impenitent thief on the cross. I had no answer to this, and would appreciate how to best reply to this very firm assertion

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9th Sunday after Trinity

Proper 12: Genesis 18.20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians...


New archdeacon THE next Archdeacon of Gower, in Swansea...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Chilcot report and the morality of the Iraq War:...

Resignations and retirements

BELL. The Revd Shena Bell, Rector of Raunds, Hargrave,...

Dave Walker

Dave Walker   ...

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Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Ebola virus: ‘impact is still real’

Sierra Leone is officially free of the Ebola virus, but the devastation caused by the disease has left lasting scars. Molly Hodson visited the country to see how it is coping  Subscribe to read more

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It's both hands together

Christianity needs political visibility on both Left and Right if it is to remain untainted by partisan associations, says Nick Spencer  Subscribe to read more

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