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1. Peterborough Cathedral is inviting the adventurous to take part in a sponsored abseil down its 144ft west front. More than 100 abseilers have already signed up for the event on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July, supervised by Derby Mountain Rescue. All proceeds will go towards the Peterborough 90...

Curer of worms

THE Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers five different ways to spell his name, and is not sure whether it was in the sixth or seventh century that St Carannog did much to evangelise the middle part of Cornwall. Near Padstow, there was a church or chapel believed to be dedicated...

Blessed be the end

SEVERAL members of the congregation of St Andrew's Minster Church, Plymouth (Exeter diocese), could remember clearly the sheer joy and relief when peace finally came at the end of the Second World War. Shirley Denny, for example, could recall vividly some of the events when...

The mighty mite

IT IS the simplest of schemes - people save their 5p pieces in order to save lives. A parish on the Isle of Wight (Portsmouth diocese) has been doing it since 2003, and has raised an astonishing £4000, which means that, in 12 years, they have collected some 80,000 of those irritating...

Bishop meets hippo

HARRY the Hippo lives in St Augustine's, Ipswich, where he has the job of welcoming children, particularly those new to church. Last month, he was commandeered to a similar task in the Church of England's marquee at the Suffolk Show. He was joined by the new Bishop of St Edmundsbury...

Northern lights

THEY started in the north-west of Unst, the land of legend for most of us where there are marvellous names such as Muckle Flugga and Grunka Hellier. It is the northernmost point of the British Isles, as well as of the united diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney. The Dean of the...

Royal warmth

JUST in case Princess Charlotte gets cold toes, the good knitters in Abbeyfield houses across Britain have been busily knitting squares to make her an extra blanket

Discovering the future

FOUR young people in the diocese of Hereford are being invited to spend a year trying out ministry in the Church to see whether that is what they want to do

More space needed

IT IS always good to know about a church that is growing so healthily that it needs more space, and extended facilities

Being one together

"HE IS just like the pictures of him in the papers - outgoing, friendly, and very humble," Bishop John Flack, said

Good groundwork

IT IS an ambitious eight-year programme, but the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, is planning a series of prayer walks 

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Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

‘Discipleship’ has been much maligned of late. In a new book, Rowan Williams explains why it’s important, and what it involves  Subscribe to read more

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Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton  Read More

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