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Forward in Faith update

The Bishop of Beverley’s Northern Provincial Festival The Festival will be held in York Minster, beginning at 12 noon on Saturday, 15th September 2012. The theme will be A Living Hope. The pattern of the day will broadly follow that [...]


Nicolas Spicer is the Vicar of Worksop Priory. John Richardson can be followed on his blog The Ugley Vicar Rodney Marshall is the Vicar of St Helen’s, Athersley and the Chairman of SSWSH Wakefield. At the recent meeting of the [...]

letters to the editor

Looking forward From Canon Stephen Jones The undoubtedly positive piece by Philip North (‘Looking to the future’, ND July) sets forth very clearly what our attitude and disposition towards what these days we call ‘provision’ should be. He reminds us [...]


For many of us July 2012 was going to bethe moment. The moment the General Synod of the Church of England finally decided if she was going to move ahead with the ordination of women to the episcopate. The legislation [...]

30 days

0days@forwardinfaith.com 30days@forwardinfaith.com Useless At its annual conference in June, the 311-year-old Anglican mission and development agency USPG (United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) announced that - following a lengthy consultation by its Trustees with churches and supporters - [...]

touching place

St Mary, South Creake, Norfolk What next when you have spent much of the fourteenth century building a large village church? The inhabitants of South Creake took the opportunity to improve upon what they already had. Naturally, it helped when [...]


Opera and technology Tom Sutcliffe asks whether cinema showings of operas are really increasing their popularity and accessibility Operatic institutions like the New York Met, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House are now making a big fuss about cinema transmissions [...]

Book of the month

Edward Beaumont wonders what Eamon Duffy, Rowan Williams, and Diarmaid MacCulloch might talk about over dinner. SAINTS, SACRILEGE AND SEDITION Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformation Eamon Duffy Bloomsbury, 256pp, hbk 978 1441181176, £20 It is a popular house [...]

the way we live now

Christopher Smith concludes that atheists haven’t a prayer I recently bought a book with the amusing title, Religion for Atheists. It’s by a man called Alain de Botton, who writes about philosophy among other things. The tone of the book [...]

Ghostly Counsel

Seeking perfection Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House   The Olympics! There are sixty thousand competitors in the Olympics and Paralympics, and all of them have been seeking to fulfil their potential in their chosen discipline, but [...]

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