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BOUCHER AND CHARDIN Masters of Modern Manners The Wallace Collection 12 June - 7 September Admission free This is another in the Wallace's series of small, but select, exhibitions which complement its own collection with important small-scale loans from other [...]


Greece Festival at the seaside The Greeks, like other Mediterranean peoples, are noted for enjoying their festivals. Our summer sojourn includes August, and therefore the great Deka-pente, the 15th, the Dormition of the Mother of God. This is preceded, from [...]

last chronicle

News briefing to the press from Lambeth Conference Supremo, Steve Blumenthal l know what you lot will be writing. Ruth is probably well into My Lambeth Hell II and the rest of you will be making silly jokes about the [...]

30 days

Don't panic! Disaster was averted time and time again at the General Synod in York last month, when eagle-eyed security personnel prevented members of the Church entering the public gallery armed with a startling array of weapons; amongst items safely [...]

Touching Place

ST ANDREW, WESTHALL, SUFFOLK You'll need an OS map or a friendly native to help you find this church tucked away in a wooded valley outside the village. Enter by the north porch, and walk across into the tower. Only [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on 'that they may be one' A former Synod member observing the July Synod said that the spirit of it was the most 'vindictive' he had ever experienced. This is what happens when politics supplants the faith of [...]

Sacred vision

St Catherine of Alexandria How do the defeated find encouragement? How does the minority see its hope of victory in the face of a rampant majority? How do the persecuted come to terms with their downfall? In Christian art and [...]

The mountain prayer

Luke's account of the Transfiguration incorporates many themes found throughout his gospel Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity St Luke, in his portrayal of the Lords Transfiguration [9.28-36], displays certain features proper [...]

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