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FiF Update

Mass at Christ the King The appointment of Fr John Scott as Honorary Chaplain at Forward in Faith’s Headquarters at Christ the King, Gordon Square has meant some changes to the weekly cycle of celebrations in the English Chapel. Details [...]

Little and large

George Austin reflects on increasingly weighty matters There was a curious opening sentence to a letter in one of the church weeklies just before Christmas. It began: ‘It is disturbing to read that some Christians continue to defend the smacking [...]

Light in our Darkness

A Guild of All Souls initiative Julie died just before Christmas. She was in her twenties and suffered from a neurological disease, which ultimately claimed her life. Her husband is now responsible for bringing up their two small children. I [...]

Book Reviews

What we believe and how we express it THE CREED What Christians Believe and Why it Matters Luke Timothy Johnson DLT, 330pp, pbk 0 232 52521 8, £10.95 Before my mother might be let loose as a Sunday School teacher [...]

Letter from America

Mending the Net FOR a group lately depicted as vying to ‘replace’ the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA), the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes (NACDP) might seem to be taking its sweet and deliberate time. On January 20, at [...]

Synod Insider

Gerry O'Brien and the case of the pricey prelates ‘Money can make a difference. Not just in how much of it there is, but how we use what there is. Money can make a difference to the ministry of every [...]

The Way We Live Now

Zurich on the Equator SCHOOLED by the prejudices of the late great Bernard Levin, every informed Englishman has learned to hate Singapore. The diminutive Republic is, as everybody knows, boring, sanitized and, worst of all ‘fascist’. It is a place [...]

30 Days

BUBBLES BLOWS IT Enthusiasts for the inglorious excesses of pre-Reformation Catholicism have found an unlikely champion. ‘Bubbles’ Stancliffe (Prop: Salisbury diocese), doyen of the ultra liberal Affirming Catholics, has suggested a remarkable solution to the church's financial crisis. Faced with [...]

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