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UK church spires used to boost phone, wi-fi signal

Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday. "This agreement with theShow More Summary

The Bijli of the Flaming Torch

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

H. Mayne Young, a Church of England cleric, was living in colonial India in 1906 when he saw a Bijli, or evil spirit. A wandering holy man had warned him not to use water from a certain tank, but he ignored that warning and used it to bathe. Show More Summary

What to Give Up for Lent? Smoking? Cursing? How About Plastic?

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Church of England has issued a “Plastic Lent Challenge,” with six weeks’ worth of ideas for plastic objects to avoid, from wet wipes to toothbrushes.

The Church of England's Appalling, Indefensible Treatment of a 93-year-old Woman

I will write about this soon, but in the meanwhile I would urge my readers to study this post on the Cranmer blog, http://archbishopcranmer.com/church-england-bullies-george-bell-niece/ ….which deals with the astonishingly arrogant behaviour of the Church of England towards Mrs Barbara Whitley,...

C of E backs motion valuing people with Down's syndrome

The General Synod calls for parents to be given more information about the condition, amid abortion fears The Church of England’s ruling body has voted unanimously in favour of valuing people with Down’s syndrome. The General Synod backed...Show More Summary

Annora's Tomb in Oxford, England

Along the south side of an idyllic 12th-century Norman parish church, you'll find a weathered tombstone set against the wall. Look closer, and you’ll see an ancient, filled archway standing behind it. The tomb marks the final resting place of Annora, a woman who lived in the mid-1200s. Show More Summary

Ancient Viking Seafood Diet Helps Solve Mystery of Skeletal Army

A church in Derbyshire, England is the site of a new archaeological mystery as historians inch closer to identifying hundreds of skeletons found in a mysterious mass grave. Researchers discovered the skeletal remains of 264 confirmed individuals including several dozen females during excavations on St. Wystan’s Church in Repton carried out during the late 1970s... Read more »

300 skeletons belonged to ancient ‘Viking Great Army’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The massive graveyard of a suspected ancient Viking army that invaded England in the late ninth century was accidentally unearthed in a church garden more than 30 years ago. But scientists couldn’t date the bones age, which meant they couldn’t figure out who the 300 skeletons had...

New 'information' about George Bell. A Coincidence Theorist Writes

I had intended to write about something else, but I must briefly respond here to the mysterious new allegations against George Bell which have been publicised by the Church of England just days before the next General Synod meeting in...

'A bit of you is always on duty': the vicars struggling with stress

The Church of England is looking at priests’ wellbeing as many feel the pressures of a changing role On a bad week, the job of a parish priest is “like triage”, said Alan Bartlett. “What do I do first? What’s most urgent?” Bartlett has...Show More Summary

Performers at the Grammys memorialize victims of concert-related violence in Las Vegas and Manchester, England

In one of the most emotional performances of the 60th Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, country artists Maren Morris, the Brothers Osborne and Eric Church delivered a mournful version of “Tears in Heaven” in honor of the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest...

Medieval Coffin of St John's in Chester, England

Just past the ancient Roman amphitheater outside the city walls of Chester, England, lies the half-ruined Church of St. John the Baptist. The building is a mixture of Norman and early English Gothic architecture, and is much smaller than it once was. Show More Summary

EF Candlemas in London

The church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, located on Warwick St in London, England, will have the traditional Candlemas blessing of candles and procession, followed by Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, with William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, and motets by Byrd and Orlando Lassus. Show More Summary

What Does the Archbishop Think He is Doing?

I cannot say that I care much who occupies the throne of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Church of England, for me, has a ghostly existence in poetry, music, arches and stained glass, quite independent of the banal persons who...

Church Cemetery in Nottinghamshire, England

If the concept of going underground in a Victorian cemetery isn't enough to give you the shivers, this one also boasts a possible Druidic temple, a former hangman’s gallow, and caves where Robin Hood himself is said to have stabled his...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons’s tweet about Barry Church’s ‘cheap shot’ on Rob Gronkowski went over poorly

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Bill Simmons, rabid fan of all teams based in New England, former ESPNer and founder of The Ringer, watched the AFC championship game Sunday and was furious about the hit that knocked Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski out of the game and into concussion protocol. It was, Simmons tweeted, “a cheap shot on Gronk to […]

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