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Touching place

HOLY TRINITY, BOSBURY, HEREFS   In the Middle Ages, the bishops of Hereford had a palace here, and enough half-timbered houses remain to give you something of a mediaeval feeling. Herefordshire specialises in detached church towers, and Bosbury’s is a [...]

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Faith of Our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on Dogma, Devotion and Life   In 1939 Canon Demant published an important book but because of the outbreak of war it did not attract the attention it deserved. In it he stated that the forces that are [...]

2021-07-20T12:38:30+00:00April 2021 Articles|

England’s Saint

John Gayford asks whether Edward the Confessor should be the Patron Saint of England?   In the last 20-30 years there has been revived interest in the history of King Edward the Confessor, including his family and associates both good [...]

2021-07-20T12:37:51+00:00April 2021 Articles|

Poor Fred…..Really?

Ann George learns new driving skills on St Helena   For an island in the middle of nowhere, inhabited by about five thousand people, St Helena is well supplied with Church of England churches: at present eleven, if counting the [...]

2021-07-20T12:37:09+00:00April 2021 Articles|

Paschal Joy, Revealed Today

Paschal Joy, Revealed Today Based on Vidi Aquam and Ezekiel 47, intended for Paschaltide   Paschal joy, revealed today, From the depth of time God nurtured, Showing us the only way, To the promised land He offers, Alleluia!   Saw [...]

2021-07-20T12:36:31+00:00April 2021 Articles|

An Earthly Story!

Denis Desert on the wonders of the parable   Sunday school teachers used to teach that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. This is a view I could not accept for I believe that a parable [...]

2021-07-20T12:35:39+00:00April 2021 Articles|

In it from the start

Alan Thurlow offers some comments on the March 2021 edition of New Directions   Life always takes us by surprise. How is it that what was originally intended as a short ‘Letter to the Editor’, commenting about the use of [...]

2021-07-20T12:35:07+00:00April 2021 Articles|

Views, reviews and previews

art   Still no exhibitions   For the second month in a row it’s not possible to file copy about current exhibitions which readers can visit. There are resources on-line and many museum and gallery catalogues can now be seen [...]

2021-07-20T12:34:33+00:00April 2021 Articles|

The way we live now

Christopher Smith reflects on story and faith   ‘Story’ is a serious business.  The telling of stories is how we keep alive what is most important to us in our culture.  A story is not necessarily true, but it is [...]

2021-07-20T12:33:43+00:00April 2021 Articles|


As this edition of New Directions goes to press the nation is marking the one year anniversary of the first national lockdown, and event which changed the face of our country, and which left no part of society unaffected. The [...]

2021-07-20T12:33:11+00:00April 2021 Articles|
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