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MPs join row over Llandaff election

MPs join row over Llandaff election

WELSH MPs have joined a growing campaign to challenge the method of appointing the next Bishop of Llandaff, in the wake of the rejection of the Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, despite unanimous support from Llandaff representatives in the electoral college

Conference proclaims the good news for animals

Conference proclaims the good news for animals

CHRISTIANS whose love and concern for animals had left them on the fringes of churches, or feeling like “kooks”, found solidarity in numbers this weekend, at a conference in Waterloo

How TAP brings a smile

How TAP brings a smile

WHEN Rob and Sue’s boiler broke down, it could have spelled the end of Rob’s ordination training

Vicar’s dog boosts reading confidence

Vicar’s dog boosts reading confidence

PUPILS at St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School in Leigh, Greater Manchester, have been reading aloud to a dog, Brian, to help inspire confidence in their ability

Money disputes blamed for marital conflict

Money disputes blamed for marital conflict

MONEY is the main cause of arguments between couples in the UK, and trust is the most important factor that people look for in a rela­tionship, a new survey on marriage and relationships has suggested

Chapel to be revealed after 125 years

Chapel to be revealed after 125 years

A “SECRET” Victorian chapel at Oxford House, a charitable arts centre in Bethnal Green, east Lon­don, could be restored and reopened to the public for the first time in 125 years — with a little help, and £25,000 cash, from the community

‘Busyness’ leads to less volunteer time

‘Busyness’ leads to less volunteer time

FIGURES analysed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that, although more people in the UK are offering to volunteer today than previously, they are offering less time. In some age groups, such as those aged 25 to 34, the amount of volunteer time offered has shrunk from 15 minutes a day in 2000 to six minutes

DfID launches fund for UK development bodies

DfID launches fund for UK development bodies

SMALL British charities working in inter­national development are to benefit from a new fund announced by the Department for International Development (DfID) this week

MHA charity raises cash for befriending initiatives

MHA charity raises cash for befriending initiatives

AS LONELINESS and isolation in­­crease among the elderly, a charity has set up an initiative, Best Sunday for Ages, to raise money to pay for befriending services

Joint interest

Joint interest

Archbishop Welby met the actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie in Lambeth Palace, on Thursday of last week, to discuss the refugee crisis, sexual violence against women in conflict, and South Sudan

Study finds benefits to churchgoing

Study finds benefits to churchgoing

WEEKLY church attendance coun­ters some of the damage caused to people’s mental health by unem­ployment, an international study that has looked at the impact of un­­employment on well-being suggests

Schools suffer overall funding cuts

Schools suffer overall funding cuts

STATE schools in England are facing an overall budget cut, an education research group has found. As many as half the primary and secondary schools will lose between six and 11 per cent of funding per pupil by 2019-20, under the Gov­ernment’s new funding formula, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) says

UK news in brief

UK news in brief

Bishop Butler voices concern for children in poverty; Professor McCord Adams dies; Bishops’ views on sex unwelcome in Becontree; Questions of sport to be asked in Lincoln; Aled Jones seeks choirs to join him on stage; Former Surrey vicar denies assault charges; Refugee resources from Church of Ireland

Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

Bishops in Parliament respond to Westminster attack

A BISHOP has told of how he was caught up in the attack on the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

Welby visit to Holy Land will span Middle Eastern faith and politics

THE Archbishop of Canterbury will spend 12 days in the Holy Land in early May, Lambeth Palace has announced

Reconsider Jeffrey John, Welsh MPs tell Bishops

Reconsider Jeffrey John, Welsh MPs tell Bishops

THE Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, has accused the Bishops of the Church in Wales of “anti-gay discrimination”, after he was informed that his name will not be taken forward as a candidate for the See of Llandaff

Jeffrey John replies to exclusion from Llandaff: ‘This is how discrimination works’

Jeffrey John replies to exclusion from Llandaff: ‘This is how discrimination works’

THE Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, has accused the Bishops of the Church in Wales of “anti-gay discrimination”, after he was informed that his name will not be taken forward as a candidate for the See of Llandaff.

Brexit Bill passes after Lords’ amendments fail

Brexit Bill passes after Lords’ amendments fail

THERESA MAY is now able to fire the starting gun on Brexit after the House of Lords, including several Bishops, decided not to insist on their amendments to the Article 50 Bill, and passed it into law

Sheffield debacle leaves traditionalists in limbo

Sheffield debacle leaves traditionalists in limbo

LIBERALS and traditionalists have called for action from church leaders after the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Revd Philip North, withdrew from becoming the next Bishop of Sheffield in response to criticism of his nomination

Worthing churches to house Syrian family

Worthing churches to house Syrian family

A GROUP of churches in Worthing has been given the go-ahead to welcome a Syrian family under the community sponsorship scheme

Christianity given larger part in revamped Jorvik’s story

Christianity given larger part in revamped Jorvik’s story

CHRISTIAN influences in the life of York in Viking times are to be included for the first time in the city’s newly revamped Jorvik Viking Centre

Using the senses

Using the senses

A partially sighted visitor is taken on a touch tour of St Paul’s Cathedral

Make pupil admissions fairer, says Sutton Trust

Make pupil admissions fairer, says Sutton Trust

FAITH schools should look at their recruitment of disadvantaged pupils and make admissions fairer, to reflect their local population, a new report recommends

TAP Fund: let’s aim high, says Dr Croft

TAP Fund: let’s aim high, says Dr Croft

THE Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, has praised the “wonderful generosity” of the many Church Times readers who have contributed to the Train-a-Priest (TAP) Fund

Strategy seeks to reduce homelessness

Strategy seeks to reduce homelessness

A NEW strategy to take homeless people off the streets and put them straight into permanent housing is being considered by the Government

European workplace ruling is ‘denial of religious freedom’

European workplace ruling is ‘denial of religious freedom’

A RULING from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) allowing employers legally to prevent their employees' wearing “any political, philosophical or religious sign” or garment in the workplace, including crucifixes, turbans, and headscarves, denies the “neutrality” of the freedom of religious expression, faith leaders and campaigners have warned

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Wed 29 Mar 17 @ 16:13
How TAP brings a smile https://t.co/ctu5bLpo9d Will you help to #trainapriest?

Wed 29 Mar 17 @ 15:32
Continuing our Lent series on aspects of money, Matthew Bishop explores the links between philanthropy and faith https://t.co/C0bE9vmICF