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Fr Andy Phillips is a Royal Navy chaplain currently serving with Joint Force Harrier at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland Fr Aidan Nichols OP’s book The Realm will be re-published in 2010 by St Paul’s Publishing Tom Sutcliffe will become President of [...]

last chronicle

Mounting the steps of TEC One, on the specially commissioned Boeing aircraft which is permanently at the disposal of the Presiding Bishop, Katherine Jefferts Schori left thismorning for a whistle-stop tour of the Anglican Communion and beyond. Bishop Schori will [...]

Forward in Faith update

CORRECTION Apologies to James Bradley, lately of S.Stephen’s House, Oxford, for a gremlin which crept into the list of ordination dates published here last month, as well as in Forward plus. James is not being ordained to the Diaconate on [...]


Few moments in General Synod’s stuttering move towards the introduction of women bishops can have been so shocking (in every sense of the word) as the voting down of the Archbishops’ amendment on the Saturday of the York meeting. Put [...]

letters to the editor

Why any bishops at all? From Fr Ernest Skublics The weekly coffee klatch inevitably turned to the recent Synod crisis. A number of the friends there are also on PCC and often discuss the Church. One said, ‘The Church has [...]

30 days

Two down . . . It was only in April that we reported on the case of Margot Kaessmann, who had resigned as Presiding Bishop of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland - the Evangelical Church in Germany - having driven [...]

touching place

St Savin-sur-Gartempe, France Few churches have such a perfect setting as this abbey, dominating its peaceful little town. Viewed from downstream, north of the river bridge, a cruciform Romanesque building stretches out; a central tower is overmatched by another at [...]


Decline of the critic Tom Sutcliffe considers the appointment of a new theatre critic at The Times and what it may show about the continuing amateurisation of culture in this country With the purchase of the television station Five by [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk on the problems for the triumphant liberal majority as they change from victim to victor he years after 1992 were surprisingly good years for the traditionalist constituency in the Church of England. The PEV system was worked up [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the inseparability of doctrine and conduct and why a change in belief always brings about a change in practice harles Gore, following St Paul, taught that there is a moral consequence to belief. His teaching comes in [...]

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