Slouching chorister and lost children – but beautiful singing
8 Sep 19
St Mary's, Cable Street
Slub silk, lacy cottas, Marian hymns, red and white wine – plus heavenly music!
9 Sep 19
In praise of holy fools
In celebration of the feast day of our patron saint, Simon Jenkins muses on holy fools, ancient and modern
12 Jul 19
Eccentrics, nutters, prodigals and rogues
Three splendid specimens from Fergus Butler-Gallie's celebrated Field Guide to the English Clergy.
18 Dec 18
Lo! He comes on wires descending
Mississippi pastor drops in on his congregation to tell them about the Second Coming
30 Nov 18
Reporting yourself to the Inquisition
The story of a soldier who turned himself in to the religious police is tweeted by an historian
21 Nov 18
Should Thought for the Day lose its religion?
OK, but wouldn't that make it like almost every other bit of the BBC?
14 Nov 18
A Christian in Hell Fire Corner
Huw Spanner recently came across letters from the Western Front, written by his great-uncle, a devout evangelical Christian.
14 Nov 18
A cold case from zero AD
A chance discovery in a secondhand bookshop opens up a history of books where the resurrection goes on trial
7 Nov 18
Our Lady of Tahoe
Coffee and donuts, but ‘you can’t take it with you’
4 Aug 19
Zephyr Cove, Nevada, USA
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Up-front seat and beautiful chant – but what happened at communion?
2 Jun 19
Atlanta, Georgia, USA