The Right Revd David James, once Lecturer in Chemistry at Southampton University, is the present Bishop of Bradford, having been translated from the suffragan see of Pontefract in 2002.

Fr Dwight Longenecker was formerly a priest of the Church of England, and is now a Catholic priest serving as Chaplain of St Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville, South Carolina. A vigorous and entertaining apologist (reviewed in ND), his blog can be found at

Canon Ronald Crane is the Vicar of Emmanuel, Wylde Green, a member of the Forward in Faith Council, and a leading light in children’s work in the Church of England.

National Churches Trust Survey [page 7] All churches, chapels and meeting houses in the UK are encouraged to submit their information. The online survey is easy to use, and has been designed to be filled in as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Any further questions can be addressed to Charlotte Walshe at or The National Churches Trust, OKC31 Newbury Street, London EC1A 7HU.

Gossip and unsubstantiated rumour As an unattributable letter, it did not make the grade; but now we hear it substantiated from another (anonymous) source. The latest sought-after piece of extreme AngloCatholic tat among a certain type of Oxford ordinand is… a surplice and scarf.

Hard to find, it is true, and never worn in respectable circles; but apparently it is the must-have apparel for those contemplating the Ordinariate. How else will we distinguish ourselves from our Roman Roman colleagues?

Cover Albrecht Altdorfer: The Resurrection of Christ, panel from the St Florian altar, c. 1515 – oil on wood in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. ND