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A Day of Jubilee

Jonathan Baker marks the golden jubilee of the priestly ordination of Bishop Martyn Jarrett   ‘The Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron and his sons, This is the law of the sin offering. In the place where the burnt [...]

2019-09-10T15:36:32+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

On Placement

Will Lyon Tupman reflects on life as a pastoral assistant   I can almost hardly believe I’m already approaching the end of my placement as a pastoral assistant at St Michael’s, Croydon. How time flies when you’re having fun! I [...]

2019-09-10T15:35:46+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

A Courtyard in Jerusalem

Ann George says farewell to the Old City   I remember being a part of a tour of the Armenian Cathedral in Jerusalem led by Henry, a son of the Armenian jeweller family who had helped me with accommodation and [...]

2019-09-10T15:34:14+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Thy Kingdom Come

Darren Percival on praying for the Spirit   At the Feast of Pentecost at St Hilda’s, Cross Green, Leeds we were blessed by a young boy who was autistic, who during the mass was walking around, looking up, making noises [...]

2019-09-10T15:32:45+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

The Church in Wales: Then and Now

Jeffrey Gainer considers the challenges facing traditional Christians in Wales   In 2020, church people in Wales will mark a hundred years since the establishment of the Welsh church as a province within the Anglican Communion. For half a century [...]

2019-09-10T15:31:47+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Touching Place

PETER, WOOTTEN WAWEN, WARKS   Wootten Wawen is one of those complicated buildings that rewards careful attention. At its core is a Saxon central tower, around which has grown a series of accretions. The 11th c. nave and chancel have [...]

2019-07-16T15:23:59+00:00 June 2019 Articles|

Hail Holy Queen!

John Gayford considers the Marian antiphons to be sung after Compline   Salve Regina and her three companions are often called the Marian Anthems or Antiphons. They are:   Alma Redemptoris Mater (‘Gracious Mother of our Redeemer’) which is sung [...]

2019-07-16T15:23:28+00:00 June 2019 Articles|