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Competition Time! A holiday in Aldeburgh could be yours

Competition Time! A holiday in Aldeburgh could be yours

Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast: Win a night’s stay for two   Last year was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. He’d lived in Aldeburgh since 1947 (though…

Bidding to break the silence

Bidding to break the silence

By Amaris Cole In one of the Holy Land’s oldest cities, home to the Tomb of Patriarchs and once the trade hub of the region, lies a long, deserted street.…

Retreats to recharge your faith

Retreats to recharge your faith

The Oxford English Dictionary describes a retreat as ‘a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax’ and ‘a period or place of seclusion for the purposes…

Win a fantastic break in Dorset!

Win a fantastic break in Dorset!

By Graham Gendall Nor ton Britain consortium of individual privately- owned luxur y hotels (the offi- cial hotel par t- ner of the National Trust). It has very much retained…

Fun and fellowship

Fun and fellowship

By Amaris Cole Extreme sport holidays cannot usually boast of sending relaxed and refreshed guests home at the end of the week, but you will soon discover a Richmond Holiday…

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…

Walk where Jesus walked

Walk where Jesus walked

For many Christians it is the ultimate dream; to walk where Jesus walked.  Thousands of pilgrims flock to Israel each year, and despite the well-reported political unrest, the number of…

Going Dutch in Amsterdam…

Going Dutch in Amsterdam…

by Graham Gendall Norton Bismarck is hardly known in our islands for his wicked political wit. A pity: tongue in cheek, he proposed a solution to the thorny Irish Question…

Tracing the history of Albi

Tracing the history of Albi

By Graham Gendall Norton Last week, we toured Toulouse, the capital city of the French Region of Midi-Pyrénées. It is quite centrally situated amidst the eight regional departments. There is…

Meeting the people: a Holy Land pilgrimage that could make a real difference

Meeting the people: a Holy Land pilgrimage that could make a real difference

By Matt Cresswell EARLIER THIS year both the Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster hosted a two-day conference on the fate of Christians in the Holy Land. The main premise of…

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