/April 1996 Articles


VAT 2 JP A VAT(ican) Added Tours is being offered by Holiday giants Thomsons. For a mere extra £17 (note the similarity with the current rate of VAT) ecclesiastically minded rubbernecks get a ticket for the Pope’s weekly audience. A [...]

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EASTER A SECOND CHRISTMAS Bishop Lancelot Andrewes speaks of Christmas, needing, "... the still greater mystery of death and resurrection, where we see the divine-human interchange in a new and still more striking perspective..." In a new birth from the [...]

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ROBBIE LOW interviews

GAVIN PEACOCK It was a July day in 1990 at the end of the Runcie era. I was emerging from the comforting cocoon of that early morning horizontal meditation that always precedes breakfast and the rigorous exertions of Prayer Book [...]

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Pentecost Launch for forward! Sunday, May 26th - Pentecost - sees the long awaited launch of our new weekly Pew Sheet forward! During Lent, some eighteen parishes have been using a trial run of five weeks’ sheets and initial reactions are so far [...]

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The Church should have the courage of its convictions, argues John Broadhurst For the first time in my life I have found myself in a position where some supporters have joined opponents in asking ‘What on earth are you doing?’ [...]

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THE MONKEY'S PAW 'The Monkey’s Paw' by W.W. Jacobs tells of a poor couple who gain possession of a lucky charm with power to grant the possessor three wishes. Being poor they wish for money. Their wish is granted - [...]

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