/October 2014 Articles


So Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom; the Union is saved, or (depending on your point of view) it has escaped intact for a time. There will not — not yet at least — be any [...]

2017-10-16T21:14:49+00:00 October 2014 Articles|

touching place

ST MICHAEL, DUNTISBORNE ROUS, GLOS As you drive down the little by-road through Duntisbourne Rous, blink at the wrong moment, and you will miss this exquisite little church. End-on to the road, it lies down a slope leading to the [...]

2017-10-16T21:13:56+00:00 October 2014 Articles|

Book of the Month

VICTORIAN WORTHIES Vanity Fair's Leaders of Church and State Malcolm Johnson DLT, 128pp, hbk 978 0232531107, £14.99 Malcolm Johnson possesses 110 cartoons from the original pages of Vanity Fair magazine, depicting an array of leaders of church and state from [...]

2017-10-16T21:13:29+00:00 October 2014 Articles|

the way we live now

Fr Christopher Smith remains unimpressed by Thought for the Day, and offers an antidote I mentioned a few months ago my love-hate relationship with the Today programme on Radio 4, but there is one segment which almost always has me [...]

2017-10-16T21:12:55+00:00 October 2014 Articles|


History with hostility Tom Sutcliffe looks back at the Edinburgh International Festival, and ENO's Otello It was the last of Sir Jonathan Millss eight Edinburgh International Festivals, and the best. A main theme was the World War anniversary. But the [...]

2017-10-16T21:12:26+00:00 October 2014 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Spiritual direction Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House Most people involved in Spiritual Direction will admit that they find themselves, from time to time, completely out of their depth! They find themselves confronted with the experience of [...]

2017-10-16T21:10:53+00:00 October 2014 Articles|

Animal, vegetable, or mineral?

J. Alan Smith looks at the place of humankind in the Great Chain of Being Movements for 'animal rights' question our assumptions about humans and non-human animals. The environmental movement questions our relationship with the Earth: indeed, one extreme, the [...]

2017-10-16T21:09:29+00:00 October 2014 Articles|