18 March 2019in Buildings
A new online system to support churches to develop a future for their buildings will be created by the Diocese of Hereford thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £39,300... Read more
7 March 2019
The comedian Jeremy Hardy died last month. His obituary noted that he came from a Church of England family. Jeremy Hardy himself wrote, “You can’t exactly lapse when you’re C of E. You don’t lose your faith; you just can’t remember where you left it.” Read more
27 Feb. 2019
The Church of England’s General Synod has approved measures to make it easier to reduce the number of services in a multi-parish benefice.
Once approved by parliament the new legislation will mean that Morning and Evening Prayer will not need to be held in each church, and Holy Communion will not need to take place in each church every week.
Under the new legislation, the same services only need to take place in a single church within a benefice, at the same regularity.
14 Feb. 2019
Did you hear about the Valentine cards with “I love only you” printed in them, sold in packets of six? Read more
6 Feb. 2019
24 Jan. 2019
Writing “Talking Point” every three weeks, with my contributions sandwiched between those of our two local MPs, prompts a question for me. Does this suggest that I should try to be “politics-free”, or should I ensure that amateur views are expressed? Last month an opinion poll found that... Read more
7 Jan. 2019
7 Jan. 2019in People News
3 Jan. 2019
It’s said that time goes faster the older you get, so perhaps that’s the reason that it doesn’t seem to me five minutes since we were last taking down the Christmas decorations and welcoming in the new year. But however quickly a new year comes round... Read more
20 Dec. 2018
One of the privileges I have had is to visit, on several occasions, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Tradition, stretching back to at least the 2nd century, considers this to be the place where Jesus Christ was born. Above the grotto marked as birthplace, is the remarkably... Read more