/April 2019 Articles

Chrism Masses 2019

Bishops of The Society will be celebrating the following Chrism Masses:   Richborough Wednesday 10 April 7.30 pm St Hugh, Eyres Monsell, Leicester   Richborough Saturday 13 April 11.00 am Portsmouth Cathedral   Beverley Sunday 14 April 6.00 pm St [...]

Touching Place

SAINT MICHAEL, SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP, SOMERSET   Shepton Beauchamp’s a pretty village in a remote setting near Ilminster, and like many Somerset churches it has a rather fine tower with a splendid west window, built around 1480. If you look closely [...]

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe considers reputations   When I sold advertisement space on Music & Musicians magazine from 1968 and edited it from the December 1970 issue (devoted to the Beethoven sesquicentenary), press officers, concert agents and orchestral managers were a big [...]

April Diary

Thurifer considers a scented candle   ‘Where do you stand on scented candles?’ The question did not come out of the blue. We were in the relevant section of a leading department store. It was not, however, a subject that [...]

The way we live now

Christopher Smith explores the mysterious world of modern victimhood   I have generally been hiding from news broadcasts recently, but I did pick up on a story that seems to have had little exposure outside the United States, but which [...]


During the February sessions of the General Synod this year two important motions were brought before the meeting for debate. Both of these were proposed by members of the Catholic Group and we commend them to our readers for further [...]