Anglicans are full of life in Germany

Anglicans are full of life in Germany

As the Queen begins her state visit to Germany we profile some of the Anglican congregations in the country  Berlin   Bonn (with Cologne)   Cologne (with Bonn)     Dresden   Düsseldorf   Essen   Freiburg-im-Breisgau   Hamburg   Heidelberg   Leipzig   Stuttgart

Fascinating facts about Magna Carta

Fascinating facts about Magna Carta

EVENTS WILL take place up and down the country this weekend to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Here are some fascinating facts about the historic document…   Magna Carta meaning ‘Great Charter’ was agreed at Runnymede, Surrey in 1215 and it was valid for just 10 weeks King John was forced to recognise […]

Victorian Sculpture Celebrated

Victorian Sculpture Celebrated

Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain until May 25   The Victorian era was a veritable golden age for British sculpture: statues of the Queen, her statesmen from Peel to Gladstone and famous generals, were erected to popular acclaim in London and across the land, in public spaces and on buildings, endowing Britain with a unique […]

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Celebrating Mondrian at Tate Liverpool

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) produced only around 300 paintings in his lifetime. Picasso produced thousands, but then he was famous with a ready market. Mondrian’s distinctive grids of black lines filled with rectangles of primary colours are familiar, and the summer exhibition at Tate Liverpool samples a selection to illustrate progression of his work […]

Liberal values

Liberal values

Sir, I do try not to rise to Peter Mullen’s more exaggeratedly provocative phrases, but maybe the time has come to ask that he (and some of your other correspondents) give a little more thought to what certain words actually mean, rather than throwing them around indiscriminately as terms of ill-defined abuse. By now, you […]

Steam your way to our great cathedrals. Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Steam your way to our great cathedrals.  Win two tickets on the Cathedrals Express

Railway travel for pleasure is, from recent experience having much of a revival. I regularly take the train from Paddington to Cornwall. Last year, I encountered a pensioner, whose holiday’s central feature was to travel from Inverness (the station connects by bus to John O’Groats) to Land’s End. “How long do you spend at the […]

Marines share their stained glass windows

Marines share their stained glass windows

THE LAST of the stained glass windows that used to be in the Depot Royal Marine Church when the Marines were in barracks at Deal have been installed in the church of St Alban at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon. The windows were being stored on Whale Island, Portsmouth, for […]

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