/February 2011 Articles

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus in which he cautioned those who claimed to have a superior form of ministry Evidence for early rites of ordination in ante-Nicene literature is sparse because a theoretical treatment of the Christian [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Living in hope Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House Following last month’s ‘Ghostly’ emphasizing ‘the ecumenical imperative’ in the Christian life I have had considerable correspondence in every medium – some of it transatlantic! Some readers found [...]

2017-10-07T15:53:24+00:00 February 2011 Articles|

On the cusp

Fr Aidan Nichols OP preaches for Fr Andrew Burnham We are, at this Mass, on a cusp, or boundary, or threshold. What I have in mind is in the first place the ritual calendar we’re using. We are on the [...]

2017-10-07T15:48:47+00:00 February 2011 Articles|

Ordination homily

The homily preached by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at the ordination to the priesthood of Revd John Broadhurst, Revd Andrew Burnham and Revd Keith Newton on Saturday 15 January 2011 Many ordinations have taken place in this Cathedral during the 100 [...]

2017-10-07T15:48:11+00:00 February 2011 Articles|

Through the fog

A resent developments in the Church of England have many of us, particularly laypeople, in a dense fog. We are on a journey through time, confused by the sayings we have repeated and taken for granted all our lives: ‘One [...]

2017-10-07T15:46:57+00:00 February 2011 Articles|

Relocating theological education

Julian Mann explains why the current location of Anglican evangelical theological colleges is not ideal for the challenges of twenty-first-century mission If it was ever right to locate Anglican evangelical theological colleges in Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, the needs of [...]

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The new Ordinary writes

Fr Keith Newton issued this statement soon after his appointment as the First Ordinary for the Personal Ordinariate in Great Britain I am humbled to have been appointed by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, as the first Ordinary for [...]

2017-10-07T15:44:27+00:00 February 2011 Articles|