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Letter to the Editor

From the Revd Jonathan Frais Thank you for Christopher Smith’s ‘the way we live now’ (ND, December) in which he explains that, "since God himself has lived among us in the person of the Jesus Christ, there could be no [...]


How dismal, depressing and yet utterly predictable has been the fuss over the arrangements for Fr Philip North’s consecration as Bishop of Burnley. It was Fr Philip himself who, in a speech to General Synod at the group of sessions [...]

touching place

S LUKE, GADDESBY, LEICS Gaddesby’s in High Leicestershire, where they say that the next high ground to the east is Russia, and it certainly can feel it at times. Look at the church from the east, and it looks like [...]

Book of the month

Janet Backman welcomes a simple introduction to a simple prayer that might just change your life USING THE JESUS PRAYER Steps to a Simpler Christian Life John Twisleton BRF, 112pp, pbk 978 1841017785, £6.99 ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, [...]


Christopher Smith wonders whether the man on the telly would really rather be an Inca These dark days of the new year are a bit much, aren’t they? There’s not a lot I wouldn’t trade to remake my November pilgrimage [...]


Freedom of the press? Tom Sutcliffe reflects on some of the unpalatable truths that must be faced in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks The assassination of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and journalists (and of security guards and police, one [...]

Ghostly Counsel

Making an effort Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House On Epiphany I led a quiet day on T.S. Eliot’s ‘Journey of the Magi’. In the morning I introduced participants to the sermon for Christmas Day 1622 by [...]


A cloke of maliciousness Arthur Middleton On 30 January the Church of England commemorates King Charles the Martyr. On this day in 1740, Bishop Butler preached before the House of Lords in Westminster Abbey on the text from St. Peter’s [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the Gnosticism of sociological reductionism During his boyish familiarity with the ancient Fathers, Edward Pusey admits that in these early years in his estimation he placed them below modern divines. What changed his mind he explains in [...]

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