/August 1996 Articles

SYNOD SPECTATOR

EVERYONE'S A WINNER Geoffrey Locke finds something for everybody in 'The Mystery of Salvation' BY AN OVERWHELMING majority, General Synod at York 'took note' of the Doctrine Commission Report The Mystery of Salvation. Synod warmly commended the Report for study [...]

2017-06-03T22:39:48+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

A CENTURY OF SERVICE

Michael Peel describes the work of St. Barnabas' College, Lingfield HIDDEN BEHIND TREES, not far from Lingfield Racecourse, you discover the College of St. Barnabas. As you turn the corner of the drive, you see what looks like a traditional [...]

2017-06-03T22:39:07+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

LETTER FROM AMERICA

IS THIS WHERE IT'S AT? AS I PREDICTED, the judges in the Righter trial (with one honorable exception, who reportedly held out against constant and considerable pressure) ruled in such a way as to let the moral innovators do what [...]

2017-06-03T22:38:26+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

LETTER FROM AUSTRALIA

JUSTICE AND SPIRITUALITY TONY BLAIR IS IMPORTING a priest from the Diocese of Wangaratta to help him relate religion and politics. Fr Peter Thompson, a retired priest who runs a farm near Mansfield, is credited with introducing Blair to the [...]

2017-06-03T22:33:25+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

SYNOD INSIDER

WHAT'S GOING ON BY GRAHAM CAMPBELL IT WAS WELL INTO a warm and humid afternoon at York as I sat and listened to the conclusion of the excellent, amicable and constructive debate on Youth A Part. The motion asked the [...]

2017-06-03T22:31:35+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

THAT’S THE WAY THEY DID IT

BY GEOFFREY KIRK DR. ELAINE STORKEY, variously described as ’...theological adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury’ and ‘a top aide’, has spoken on the subject of the unfortunate Charles and his very public divorce. It is all, she says, 'an [...]

2017-06-03T22:30:02+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

THIRTY DAYS

ULTIMATE EXCUSE A recent visitor to a public school of note was conducted around the grounds by the Chaplain. “Was there”, the guest enquired, “any difficulty in getting boys of such huge ethnic and religious diversity to attend compulsory chapel? [...]

2017-06-03T22:29:13+00:00 August 1996 Articles|

FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

REMEMBERING PERCY DEARMER To admire Percy Dearmer, in our present state in the Church of England, is not very fashionable. When you bring his name up in conversation concerning matters liturgical, you will instantly hear comments about “British Museum religion” [...]

2017-06-03T22:26:40+00:00 August 1996 Articles|