/February 2001 Articles

THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

VILE BODIES IN MY GRANDPARENTS' home village in North Yorkshire there was (and I suspect there still is), laid up in the north aisle of the parish church, a pauper's coffin. 'Coffin' is perhaps too grand a description for a [...]

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SYNOD INSIDER

Vote Grabbing POLITICS are in the air. There is bound to be a General Election soon and everybody is manoeuvring for position. The main parties seem to have woken up to the fact that a significant number of voters have [...]

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30 Days

No Way Jose. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS has crept into that most reliable of "family values" stores, John Lewis. The Nativity sets were a character short. In order to respond to the single parent family ethos and market of New Britain, Joseph [...]

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FIRES OF FAITH

Patrick Reardon reflects on the gospel according to John THE GREEK word anthrakia (cf. the English derivative "anthracite"), meaning a charcoal fire, is found only twice in the New Testament, both times in the Gospel according to St. John. THE [...]

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FiF UPDATE

1901 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR . . . Two Forward in Faith Churches are celebrating their Centenaries this year in some style: S. Agatha's, Sparkbrook, in Birmingham, begins its celebrations with a S. Agatha's-tide Eucharist at 11.30 am on [...]

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SELLING THE FAITH

Philip Murphy shares a revealing glimpse of baptism, Essex style FOLLOWING the death of Victor Meldrew, it is now left to the Clergy of the Church of England on opening their Diocesan post to exclaim "I don't believe it". I [...]

2017-06-26T19:10:36+00:00 February 2001 Articles|

REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS

A moral dilemma in parochial life ONE OF THE MORE entertaining elements of theological training was the moral case seminar, in which a complex moral situation was described, complete with a whole array of extra, often lurid details, to which [...]

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IDLE CURIOSITY

Highways and Byways of Hymns On Fings being much the same as what they always used to be SENIOR READERS of this paper and its sister journal 'The Cricketer' will recall a memorable headline in the latter in 1963. WHERE [...]

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