/February 1999 Articles

ON THE PRODUCTION LINE

John Richardson on the joys and tribulations of a chaplaincy in Higher Education LATE NIGHT discussions over coffee, alert minds keen to debate the existence of God, intelligent study of the scriptures, an idealistic desire to change the world, the [...]

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WOMEN DEACONS

Elaine Bishop considers the biblical and patristic models for women's ministry WOMEN DEACONS have become a fact of life in the Church of England. While some believe that women may proceed from deacon to priest to bishop, others hold that [...]

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MILLENNIAL BLUES

George Austin considers the proposals - and counts the cost - of so much Millennium humbug THE MILLENNIUM bug is, so they say, to be avoided. Actually I should like to avoid the Millennium altogether. The Archbishop of York is [...]

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THE BETTER AND THE WORSE

Ian Hope reflects on developing attitudes to divorce ALL THE ANGLICAN clergy moving into the Diocese were sent a list of helpful names in case of need. Sickness, tax problems, legal difficulties, alcohol addiction, drug dependency, gardening questions, ghosts in [...]

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ON WENLOCK EDGE

Geoffrey Kirk examines an ill-considered attempt to end the Act of Synod. AT THE TAKING of biscuits (and / or crackers) John Saxbee is probably as adept as anyone in the long history of effrontery. The Bishop (and Archdeacon) of [...]

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3O DAYS

UNSATISFACTORY The ageing lothario, fag dancer and world's oldest angry young man, Mr Michael Jagger, is being sued by his model wife, Jerry Hall, for divorce. Married for eight of their twenty years together Ms Hall was not altogether pleased [...]

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COMMENT: FEBRUARY 1999

The Churchwardens Measure (see New Directions passim) is providing, at every opportunity, an insight into the government of the Church of England. The measure, giving Bishops the right to suspend wardens without the right of appeal, got rough treatment at [...]

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