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Losing the Plot

John Richardson asks what the Spirit is saying to the Churches During my initial years as a Christian in the early 1970s I became what might be called a ‘card carrying’ Charismatic. In those days, the Charismatic Movement put a [...]


The wrong kind of snow? ‘White Christmas’ is still Number One. We have this on the hard evidence of actual sales (over 100 million) rather than the soft touch of popularity polls. When it comes to Christmas songs, Irving Berlin’s [...]

Humpty Dumpty World

George Austin on a sermon turned upside down On my study wall are two cartoons. One shows Archbishop Habgood in cope and mitre, paint brush in hand, having just graffiti’d on a wall, ‘George Austin is Fat’. The other, from [...]

Righter and Robinson

Peter Toon on two controversial bishops. I write as one who lived and worked in the USA from 1991–2001 and was a priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Quincy. My purpose is to explain with reference to two specific [...]


A Father and a Friend Born 4th October, 1933 Ordained Deacon : 1959 Ordained Priest : 1960 Rector of Holsworthy with Hollacombe & Cookbury: 1964– 1974 Team Rector of Heavitree with St Paul’s, Exeter: 1974–1981 Archdeacon of Exeter & Residentiary [...]


Readers of New Directions and the entire orthodox constituency will want to congratulate and support the Revd Joanna Jepson. For nearly forty years orthodox Christians, Catholic and Evangelical alike, have battled against the wickedness of the 1967 Abortion Act and [...]

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