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Diego Velázquez, Philip IV as a Hunter, about 1632, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid VELÁSQUEZ National Gallery Until 21 January Admission £12 The domestic, the mythological, the sacred and the courtly all find their place in this stunning collection of [...]


Australia The sting of death What was the most memorable event on Australian television in the last fifty years?’ This was a question posed to five people in a recent newspaper vox pop column. Little surprise that two responses were [...]

letters to the editor

Wise words From Prebendary John Pearce Peter Toon's judicious and irenic assessment of the Panel of Reference and its application to New Westminster in last months issue was wise. However I wonder whether he and many of us have yet [...]

last chronicle

Ecumenical News Service November 3, 2015 The gothic splendour of the Washington National Cathedral saw today the inauguration of the Twenty-seventh Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, with all the pomp and ceremony we have come to associate with the [...]

Forward in Faith update

Another opportunity to make yourself heard Many thanks to the New Directions readers who responded to last months invitation to make representations to the Forward in Faith Council regarding National Assembly resolution 2006/01: That this Assembly whilst giving thanks for [...]

30 Days

Blake’s Back in March, 30Days reported that the Open Episcopal Church had lost Archbishop Richard Palmer to the United Episcopal Church in The Province of Great Britain and Ireland (A Home for Open Evangelicals and Catholics in Inclusive Ministries and [...]

Touching Place

MOST HOLY REDEEMER, CLERKENWELL The sight of a Renaissance Italian basilica whose façade bears the inscription Christo Liberatori is not totally out of keeping with the 21st c. Clerkenwell of the street market and pavement cafes, ristorantes and trattorias, but [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk looks at Katharine Jeffers Schori's agenda and ponders the significance of her surprise appointment Who is Katharine Jeffers Schori? In view of the fact that most members of the Anglican Communion will never have heard of her, and [...]


Christmas in life’s mess The Bishop of Pontefract One of the great scenes in the Christmas story takes place in the fields outside the city of Bethlehem. The angel appears to the shepherds to tell them the news of the [...]

O Holy One of Israel

On the Prophet Isaiah’s vision of holiness Patrick Henry Reardon is a Senior Editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity If asked to identify a single point of emphasis in the Book of Isaiah, a special feature that distinguishes [...]

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