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America The Bishop of Fort Worth's address 15 November 2008 'Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.' As we all know, this 26th annual meeting of our Diocesan Convention is anything but 'business [...]

30 days

Be sure to wear some flowers 'What better than a night out for trashy tales of sex and smut?' asks an article on the website of the Diocese of California. 'Where better to go for bawdy fare than St Mary [...]

Touching Place

HOLY TRINITY, STAUNTON HAROLD There is no village at Staunton Harold - just a splendid park, containing the Hall and a Gothic church. No ordinary church this; just read the inscription above the west door: 'In the yeare: 1653 When [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk has been listening to Bishop Gene Robinson and finds him percipient in his understanding of the issues What would we do without Gene Robinson? He is the bellwether of the liberal agenda. Like God himself, if he did [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on a classical Anglican evangelical Charles Simeon (1759-1836) was renowned for his devotion to Christ, for his zeal for saving souls, for moral courage and endurance in the face of opposition and for absolute disinterestedness, self-sacrifice, and disregard [...]

Sacred vision

Simon Bening The centrepiece of the Millennium Dome exhibition was to have been the simple figure of a mother and child. New Labour multiculturalism prohibited this, and substituted that indeterminate distortion that proved such an apt symbol of the whole [...]


The naming and circumcision of Jesus Tony Gelston During the days between Christmas and Epiphany there is a festival of Our Lord which is not as widely observed as it ought to be. Its date (1 January) is fixed in [...]

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