Life and Work – August

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Biblical Plants and Sacred Spaces
Lynne McNeil discovers how you can create a direct link to the Bible in a garden or balcony

Jennifer’s Story
Thomas Baldwin learns how the loss of a precious baby daughter provided the backdrop for the author of a new book.
Plus, the work of a charity which provides a Christian charity on issues of miscarriage, infant loss and infertility.

New Churches in the 20th Century
The final part in the series looks at a rural parish that got a new lease of life by uniting in one extended building.

Our Wake-up Moment
In his first column as Moderator, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair reflects on the impact of the pandemic.

Emergent Church
Ruth Harvey considers the pathway for the Church from lockdown offered by Matthew 18.

The Children of God
In this month’s youth column, three teenage siblings reflect on their baptism.

Plus all the regular columnists, news, reviews, letters, registers and crosswords

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