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Romanesque Saintogne

Some regions of France are especially rich in Romanesque architecture, and the Saintogne is one of the best. As you move out from Saintes in almost any direction, you are faced with an embarras de richesses. Corme Royale (1) has [...]

Do not be afraid

A Benediction meditation from the Bishop of Ebbsfleet ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told [...]

For Unity and Truth

Bishop Geoffrey Rowell considers the big picture of Christian unity. "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth." (John 16.13) This year, 2013, has seen two anniversaries that, in this country at least, have [...]

Forward Together

The Bishop of Fulham addresses the National Assembly about our future We meet, as we must, as a Christian assembly, modelling something, we hope, of the true ecclesial characteristic of synodality: a taking counsel together, a walking together, bishops, priests [...]

National Assembly 2013

In Other Business… The Director reports on the 2013 National Assembly Comments received since the National Assembly indicate that the change to holding it on a single day at St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, was widely welcomed, though correct use [...]

News from Sweden

As the first woman Archbishop of Uppsala is elected, Sister Gerd reports on the grave situation facing the Church in Sweden On 15th October the Church of Sweden elected its first woman archbishop: Antje Jackelen, currently the second woman Bishop [...]


Untying the knot Paul Benfield explains the latest proposed legislation on Women in the Episcopate The Report from the Steering Committee for the Draft legislation on Women in the Episcopate was published on 25 October 2013. It was an unusual [...]

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