Easter

What terminal cancer taught me about life

14 May 2019 12:43

“I’m sorry,” said the doctor, “you have large tumours in numerous places. We can’t operate or cure you. You have…

My friend’s death taught me what Easter really means

21 April 2019 8:00

The bravest thing I’ve ever seen was 93-year-old Albert’s decision to die and the days after in which he stuck…

The Spectator Podcast: Easter special

18 April 2019 17:46

Earlier this week the world watched in horror as the Notre Dame went up in flames. Although the roof and…

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…