I saw a brilliant and encouraging article by Clare Foges in the Christmas Eve edition of the Times, talking about the amazing things that the Church of England does through its congregations in the service of the poor and the weak, and was going to blog on it. However, Jon Kuhrt does a much better job of that, so I am reblogging his post that references Clare Foges’ article at the beginning of his piece. Thanks, Jon.

Grace + Truth


I read this in the Christmas Eve edition of The Times‘ newspaper earlier this week – written by a journalist who is not a regular church-goer:

‘Come with me…to the schools, hospices and care homes where thousands of Christians do good work every day. Seek out the grittiest, grimiest edges of British life and they are there. They are helping addicts limp to liberty from drugs with infinite patience. They are supporting families who are mired in debt. They are caring for those in prison cells whom no one else cares about any more. They are giving shelter and warm meals to the homeless.  At one church I attended, a man who had slept rough for years was the clean-shaven collection plate-bearer, his set of shiny new teeth bought for him by fellow members of the congregation.’

True to reality

It is good to read the compassionate acts of churches…

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About Huw Humphreys

I am a headteacher by profession, now working as an educational researcher, in the city of Milton Keynes, where I have been since April 2011. My work looks to make education effective for the whole child and keeps a distant relationship with the powers that be and their narrowing approach to education... but most of all I am looking to find out what it means to be both a follower of Jesus Christ and a passionate educator in the midst of an unsettled community. I am also a part time musician, amateur printmaker, part time linguist and lover of history and literature...committed both to freedom to learn and depth of learning for children. The views on this blog are all my own.

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