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Australia A letter to Benedict Most Holy Father, Although I had the joy of seeing you twice on Ash Wednesday in Rome last month, the select group of twelve thousand people with me meant that I was unable to pass [...]

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letters to the editor

Publication of Banns From Fr Jonathan Redvers Harris Following my article last month on the General Register Office Circular that now requires us to replace the terms ‘bachelor’ or ‘spinster’ with ‘single’, I have been asked by several readers whether [...]

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Last Chronicle

In a move which has disturbed the delicate balance between Church and State, Melanie McPherson, the out-gay Labour MP for West Lothian has introduced into Parliament a Private Member’s motion under the ten minute rule which, in the unlikely event [...]

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It was amusing to hear ND quoted in General Synod, albeit unattributed. It was by our favourite cheeky chappy of the moment, Bishop Pete Broadbent: ‘TEA has been described as a pragmatic evangelical solution to a catholic problem.’ As the [...]

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FiF Update

Bishops, bishops, bishops . . . The International Bishops’ Conference on Faith & Order was founded in 1991 by the then Bishops of Fort Worth and London, Clarence Pope and Graham Leonard, as a direct response to the developments taking [...]

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30 days

No fool Warmest congratulations to 30Days’ favourite Religion Correspondent, Ruth Gledhill of The Times, who plighted her troth on April 1st. 30Days readers will all want to wish her third time lucky! Non-News There was momentary consternation for our good [...]

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Touching Place

North Cerney, Gloucestershire To many, the phrase ‘Gloucestershire church’ means a big town church like Cirencester, Northleach or Chipping Campden; North Cerney is something else. Head up the Churn valley from Cirencester, towards Cheltenham, and the church faces the village [...]

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Reading the cross

Philip speaks to the Ethiopian, and Our Lord to the two on the way to Emmaus Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Theological reflection on the sufferings of Jesus may well begin [...]

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Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on the nonjuror George Hickes (1642–1715) George Hickes, bishop and nonjuror, was educated at St John’s College, Oxford, 1659, where he came into conflict with the Puritan President because of his Royalist and Church principles. Always, he was [...]

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