Easter

If you want to save the CofE, then get stuck in (and go to church)

16 April 2017 11:41

Christ is risen; happy Easter all round. It’s a pleasing festival in all sorts of ways, chief of which is…

In defence of the Church of England

16 April 2017 10:00

The Algerian government’s official tourist guide describes ‘the walled town of Beni Isguen — normally closed to foreigners — where…

Christianity is at the heart of Britain’s shared values

16 April 2017 8:46

Theresa May does a decent job of saying that Christianity is at the heart of our shared values. It’s a…

Every Easter, I think of the artist and poet David Jones

14 April 2017 12:00

Each Easter, I think of David Jones (1895-1974). He was a distinguished painter and, I would (though unqualified) say, a…

Christians are now a minority – and need to act as one to survive

14 April 2017 9:00

Hannah Roberts, an English Catholic friend, was once telling me about her family’s long history in Yorkshire. She spoke with…

Easter: how to enjoy the holiday weekend without breaking the bank

13 April 2017 11:58

Are you counting the hours until home time and a glorious four days without work? Join the club. Just think…

The National Trust could teach Theresa May and the Tories a thing or two

7 April 2017 9:24

What drove Theresa May to break off from a trade trip to the Middle East to chuck a half-brick at…

The National Trust is compromised by its own success

6 April 2017 17:30

Cadbury and the National Trust stand accused of taking the Easter out of Easter eggs. The Trust’s ‘Easter Egg Trail’…

Why has the Prime Minister waded into a fight about chocolate eggs?

4 April 2017 16:19

Cadbury has changed the name of its annual ‘Easter Egg Trail’ to ‘Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt’, callously dropping any…

The Lahore attacks are just the latest atrocity in a war on Christians

28 March 2016 10:18

Imagine if correspondents in late 1944 had reported the Battle of the Bulge, but without explaining that it was a…

Podcast: In defence of Christianity, and the Conservatives’ lack of passion

2 April 2015 13:33

Being a Christian in Britain today is to invite pity or condescension, writes Michael Gove in this week’s cover piece.…

David Cameron’s curiously sanitised Christianity

1 April 2015 17:28

David Cameron has written a rather interesting piece for Premier Christianity magazine on his faith and the meaning of Easter.…

Dave’s brush with the bed bugs

22 April 2014 15:27

First it was a jellyfish that blighted the Prime Minister’s Easter break in Lanzarote. Now, according to Trip Advisor, fellow…

The UK is a Christian country, whether the Left like it or not

22 April 2014 11:20

As the crucifixion of Damian McBride over Easter in 2009 proves, the four-day news void can be gruesome for Downing…

Why church leaders are wrong to attack welfare cuts

31 March 2013 17:00

Another day, another welfare row. The practical outworking of the Government’s most controversial idea – that people on welfare should…

Happy Easter

31 March 2013 11:15

It is a glorious morning, suitable weather to mark this joyous day in the Christian calendar. The leading column in…

Brace yourself for the real experience of going to a rural parish service on Easter Sunday

31 March 2013 7:30

‘And we extend a special welcome to all our visitors here today.’ That’s the vicar speaking; and this Sunday is…

Crime fiction at Easter? Look no further than our Scandinavian neighbours

29 March 2013 13:58

If you thought that winter in Britain had gone on long enough this year, then spare a thought for the…

Holy Week is a time for contemplation and renewal

29 March 2013 10:47

Good Friday is a day for contemplation. If you have time, do read Roger Scruton’s piece in the latest issue…

Happy Easter

29 March 2013 0:14

I’m away to Jura* for the Easter weekend, so it’s improbable there will be much posting happening around here. I…

The decline of the spirit

8 April 2012 12:12

In celebration of the feast of Easter, we’ve dug out this profound leader from March 1975, which looks at the…