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Ed Thornton

Ed Thornton

Ed Thornton has been a reporter at Church Times since June 2010, and deputy news editor since January 2012. He also Tweets for the paper (@churchtimes) and at his own account (@Edthornton).

Ed has commented on church affairs for BBC News, the World Service, and various BBC local radio outlets. 

Before joining Church Times, Ed worked for a political magazine in Westminster and as a business journalist. He studied English Literature at Leeds University (where he was deputy editor of the Leeds Student newspaper), and has an MA in Political Journalism from City University.

Articles by Ed Thornton
Christians more liberal, survey finds

Christians more liberal, survey finds

CHRISTIANS have become more tolerant of... More

Boxing club receives body blow

Boxing club receives body blow

MEMBERS of a boxing club in Birmingham have... More

Moderator speaks out for women

Moderator speaks out for women

THE Moderator of the General Assembly of... More

‘Gracious’ Heaney mourned

‘Gracious’ Heaney mourned

THE Irish poet and Nobel laureate, Seamus... More

Christmas starts with a series of posters

Christmas starts with a series of posters

CHRISTMAS does not start at the office party,... More

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Appointments

New archdeaconTHE next Archdeacon of Buckingham, in...

Prayer Wave brings ‘Purple Wonders’ to St Paul’s

Prayer Wave brings ‘Purple Wonders’ to St Paul’s

THE congregation at St Paul’s Ca­­thedral on Saturday...

Resignations and retirements

BEVINGTON. The Revd David Bevington, Vicar of Calbourne...

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1-5; John...

Letters to the Editor

Mental health: the importance of challenging stigma...

Job of the week

Team Rector Designate

London and Home Counties

DIOCESE OF ST ALBANS The Bishop of St Albans with the Patrons wish to appoint a Team Rector Designate We seek someone who will work in partnership with a Team Vicar Designate (who they will help ...  Read More

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The great polar survival

The great polar survival

One hundred years ago today, Lionel Greenstreet, a member of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was stranded on an island in the Antarctic, unaware that a rescue mission had just begun. Jemima Thackray reports  Subscribe to read more

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A bold but difficult step closer to the Kirk

The Columba Declaration raises tough questions, but is more of a problem for Scottish Episcopalians, argues Andrew Hayes  Read More

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