/December 1995 Articles

SYNOD INSIDER

HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD There is nothing like a holiday to help put one's thoughts into perspective. And I think that the same goes for the problems of a great institution like the Church of England. I am composing this [...]

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DECEMBER 1995 THIRTY DAYS

SPIRITED DEFENCE A former Bedfordshire policeman, Anthony Cooper, 43 has denied charges of impersonating a police officer and making indecent phone calls. In an unusual defence, Dr Alan Sanderson (Consultant Psychiatrist at Fairfield Hospital) told Watford magistrates that the calls [...]

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FAITH OF OUR FATHERS

The composition of Liturgical Prayer Thirty years ago in the Church of England the nearest approach most clergy would make towards composing prayers for use in liturgical worship was in the use of introductory biddings before set prayers. Since 1966, [...]

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ROBBIE LOW INTERVIEWS

THE BISHOP OF MYRA Such is the vegetative state that envelopes the average clergy brain on the morning of the day off that I don’t suppose I would have noticed it. Fortunately, Simeon, my eldest, while performing his daily task [...]

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BIBLICAL EXPOSITION

THE GRAVE MISTAKES OF A FOOL What an appalling story this is, prompted by a family feud over an inheritance. No wonder the Book of Common Prayer bids Anglican clergy to encourage people to make sure that they have made [...]

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THE CROSS ON THE CRIB

Andy Hawes on the Atonement and the Incarnation Last Christmas Eve a parishioner presented the parish church with a new stable for the Christmas crib. He had beautifully made it of oak. He was rather anxious about it because without [...]

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THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Andrew Burnham revisits the concelebration debate The debate at the Forward in Faith assembly about Concelebration led to a very close vote. The problem was clear. At the traditional anglo-catholic rallies, particularly at the Walsingham National Pilgrimage (each Spring Bank [...]

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