/August 2003 Articles


The sign on earth of your infinite holiness or ‘the Church in the gutter’? Manifesting holiness A preface for Apostles in the Roman Rite boldly proclaims God's purpose for his Church: she is to manifest his holiness openly to the [...]

2017-09-11T13:09:06+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

The Secularist Heresy

If our faith is true, why do so few people believe in it? In case you hadn't heard, churchgoing in England has declined significantly during the past forty years. This is true of most of the major denominations. It is [...]

2017-09-11T13:08:37+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

Lost Innocence

Anne Gardom goes to Paradise Paradise is the title of the new exhibition at the National Gallery. Galleries in Bristol and Newcastle have joined with the National Gallery to bring together this lovely selection of pictures. London hosts its final [...]

2017-09-11T13:08:09+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

An Anatomy of Error VIII

Roots Why, asked Austin Farrer in a sermon preached in Pusey House years ago, is ‘primitive’ a term of approbation among liturgists? It is a good question; and not only about liturgists. The new primitives Nobody, except an enthusiastic antiquarian, [...]

2017-09-11T13:07:40+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

A Good Threshing

Patrick Henry Reardon on a powerful but unpopular image Perhaps among the least appreciated, and seldom thought on, descriptions of Jesus our Lord is the one given by John the Baptist, ‘His winnowing shovel is in his hand, and he [...]

2017-09-11T13:07:02+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

Children in Church

The cruelty of a lack of discipline A lady in Leicester writes to me, pondering the behaviour of children in church. (May I apologize for not replying? Your letter got mixed up with other correspondence, and was prematurely binned.) She [...]

2017-09-11T13:06:35+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

Questions and Answers

The Affaire Jeffrey John was described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as approaching a soap opera. Certainly any debacle requiring quite so many outraged comments by Colin Slee can justifiably be so described. But no soap opera has ever raised [...]

2017-09-11T13:06:04+00:00 August 2003 Articles|


Summer reading, some more liturgy and a teaching booklet Transformations of Love The friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin Francis Harris OUP, 330pp, hbk 0 19 92357 2, £25 Samuel Pepys is the diarist of preference for the modern [...]

2017-09-11T13:05:35+00:00 August 2003 Articles|

Anglican Devotion

The Sermon Previous articles The preceding articles have been exploring the rich vein of Anglican devotion in manuals of private devotion, poetry, devotional classics, catechetical books, forms of preparation for Holy Communion and William Law. The sermon is another form [...]

2017-09-11T13:04:53+00:00 August 2003 Articles|