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Letters to the Editor

I was disappointed to see Thurifer dismissing General Synod as a ‘talking shop….signifying nothing’. During the last Quinquennium a number of important measures were discussed in some depth, including lobbying HM Government to ban fixed-odds betting terminals, homelessness/housing and the [...]

2022-05-23T15:15:47+00:00April 2022 Articles|

Congratulations to…

Fr Clive Jones SSC whose service to the Church has been doubly recognised in recent weeks. He has received an award from the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London for his sea cadet chaplaincy work and appointed Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral. [...]

2022-05-23T15:14:38+00:00April 2022 Articles|

Lovingly he greets us

Jonathan Baker reads ahead to the Easter Week gospels   What feels like a hundred years ago, when I was the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Reading, a Solemn Mass was celebrated every day in the Christmas and Easter Octaves. My [...]

2022-05-23T15:13:53+00:00April 2022 Articles|

Morning glory, starlit sky

Martin Draper writes on the Passiontide classic by William H. Vanstone   MORNING glory, starlit sky, Soaring music, scholar’s truth,  Flight of swallows, autumn leaves,  Memory’s treasure, grace of youth:   2 Open are the gifts of God,  Gifts of [...]

2022-05-23T15:11:26+00:00April 2022 Articles|

Conquering Cross Hill

From Yorkshire, Hanna Hart writes about what it is to share in ministry to a changing landscape   At the southern end of the Diocese of Leeds, by the eastern edge of West Yorkshire, on the last of the rolling [...]

2022-05-23T15:10:39+00:00April 2022 Articles|

From Good Friday to Flourishing

Colin Podmore remembers faithful servant Sir William Fittall   Before becoming Secretary General of the General Synod and Archbishops’ Council in 2002, William Fittall spent 27 years in the Home Office, Northern Ireland Office and Cabinet Office. Living in Paris [...]

2022-05-23T15:08:32+00:00April 2022 Articles|

Putin’s War: Four key questions

Western theologian Nicholas Sagovsky expresses shock and sadness   As a UK-based theologian, I have been trying to understand what lies behind the catastrophic Russian attack on Ukraine and ‘Putin’s War’, and pose the following theological questions.   (1) What [...]

2022-05-23T15:07:30+00:00April 2022 Articles|
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