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The trading of relics has found a new lease of life online at auction site eBay.

Christians attending a green summer school last week were told to “support their local beekeepers”, by Methodist preacher and apiarist Richard Bushby.

Women in public life, as the recent intense coverage of the hairstyles of Theresa May, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon reveals, are subject to particular attention regarding their appearance (for those who don’t keep up with this kind of thing, they all have a version of the pob, short for political bob).

Abseiling down the spire, finding stag beetles and singing hymns are among the 50 best things you can do in a church, according to a social media campaign initiated by the National Churches Trust, the charity that promotes and supports the UK’s heritage of church buildings.

Doodles discovered in a medieval religious manuscript were probably the work of young children who were supposed to be studying.

Two major traditionalist gatherings took place last week – both apparently at odds with the direction of Pope Francis’ papacy.

A monastery for an enclosed order of Benedictine Nuns in Yorkshire has been named as one of Britain’s best new buildings in a national architecture competition.

First, you had scientists and archaeologists working together following the discovery of the skeleton of King Richard III in a car park in Leicester in 2012. Now, the BBC reports that investigators are using ground-penetrating radar at Reading Abbey in a bid to uncover the high altar where King Henry I is buried.

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