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Revealed: the centuries-old secret hidden in Open Treasure?

This weekend the stunning Treasures of St Cuthbert go back on display at Durham Cathedral. But was Cuthbert’s famous pectoral cross – a symbol of Durham and the wider region –…

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Opening Cuthbert’s Tomb

Here’s what happened when David Willem live tweeted the opening of St Cuthbert’s tomb in Durham Cathedral, 190 years to the day since it occurred. In his book, St Cuthbert&…

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10 Deadly Sins of Preaching

Preaching is an art form that can take years to master. In this extract from his book, Michael Sadgrove shares his experiences of what makes a bad sermon... Preaching is certainly our duty, …

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“This day died Mr. Samuel Pepys”

This day [26 May 1703] died Mr. Samuel Pepys, a very worthy, industrious and curious person, none in England exceeding him in the knowledge of the Navy … He was universally beloved, ho…

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Shaping the World to Come

Why were the fourth and fifth centuries such a crucial yet turbulent time for the universal Church? Patrick Whitworth outlines why these were such formative years for Christianity in these slides f…

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