Pam Rhodes will be familiar to many as the presenter for many years of Songs of Praise. One of the most genuinely popular religious programmes on television. But she is also the author of some five novels. This book however is the first in a new series, relating the chronicles of a small English town. This novel is a sort of Anglican counterpart...

Joe CarrollIt is 40 years since Ireland joined the European Economic Community (EEC) so virtually two generations have little knowledge of the prolonged campaign from 1961 to 1973 to achieve membership.When asked to vote on the various referenda on widening and deepening the now European Union, very few realise what a struggle it was for...

Visiting the Holy Land is now only a click away. A new 3D Tour now allows anyone to make a virtual visit at www.jerusalem.com. Here, all the historical sites with a connection to Jesus come to life. This virtual tour takes you to the site of Jesus’ resurrection. However, if the graphics of the virtual tour don’t seem real enough, users can also...

After over 60 years helping the poor and needy in the developing world The Little Way Association has recently unveiled its first ever website.  The charity supports a wide range of projects overseas: The funds raised are channelled through the local Bishop, priest or missionary order which ensures that every penny goes to those in need. “We...

Former Irish seminarians and theology students can now rekindle fond memories of student life by taking a new 360 degree 3D tour of the College Chapel in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Internet users anywhere in the world can now take an interactive virtual tour of the College Chapel and cloisters, now that Google has included the chapel in its...

Just published this book is promoted as the Archbishop of Canterburyís Lent Book for 2014. At this season of year this may seem curious, as Lent and Easter seem a long way off, with Christmas in between. Yet in a sense the themes of the book seem appropriate, for Graham Tomlin would argue the all seasons might be seen through the significance of...

At the start of this new look at St Patrick, I should confess that I have long been of the opinion that he came from somewhere in what is now modern Somerset, and that his traditional association with Glastonbury is evidence of this. But modern scholarship prefers a Roman settlement in Strathclyde; or perhaps in Wales. In any case somewhere in...

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