/April 2007 Articles


Baptismal unction From St Cyril of Jerusalem Having been 'baptized into Christ,' and 'put on Christ,' you have been made conformable to the Son of God; for God having 'predestined us to the adoption of heirs' made us share the [...]

2017-09-29T14:45:35+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

To the point

Who pays? We live in a small country parish that finds it difficult to raise funds to maintain our large medieval church. At a recent PCC meeting a member said the pop star who has recently bought the manor house [...]

2017-09-29T14:44:54+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Feasting Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House A library of books has been written about the disciplines and practices associated with the penitential seasons of Advent and Christmas. I don't think I have ever seen or heard [...]

2017-09-29T14:44:17+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Seeking safe space

Mark Stevens considers a recent concept from Dr Williams and argues that its implicit rejection of tolerance is troubling 'So we should have done more on what it means to be . a Catholic church; we should have done more [...]

2017-09-29T14:43:48+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Southwark manifesto

Martin Hislop offers a splenetic rant after a recent diocesan synod The Diocese of Southwark prides itself on being at the cutting edge for the Church of England. A self perpetuating urban myth is centred upon the prophetic voices that [...]

2017-09-29T14:43:21+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Teaching converts

Anthony Gelston reminds us of the Eastertide teaching we still possess from a number of fourth century bishops We are fortunate to possess records of at least part of the training of converts to Christianity by four bishops towards the [...]

2017-09-29T14:42:52+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

What Katie did next

Geoffrey Kirk considers the options before the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church after the deliberations of the Anglican Primates at Dar es Salaam and suggests her most likely next move No one should for a moment doubt the sincerity [...]

2017-09-29T14:42:15+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Solitude and the city

From a nightclub dance floor to Morning Prayer in a church Steven Young on building communities through Daily Prayer and the search for identity within the patterns of city life City life gives you the camouflage you need to be [...]

2017-09-29T14:41:44+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Shaking hands

In St Michan's Church Dublin it was once possible, and perhaps still is, to shake the hand of a mummified corpse, dubiously claimed to be that of an 'ould crusader'. The handshake was said to convey luck, in the way [...]

2017-09-29T14:41:15+00:00 April 2007 Articles|

Watch the money

Luke Pacioli takes us through some of the intricacies of diocesan accounting to reveal how weak are the supposed safe-guards which General Synod wishes to put in place with regard to parsonages 'I thank God we haven't talked about money. [...]

2017-09-29T14:40:45+00:00 April 2007 Articles|