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Thinking and Praying Words are a way of praying in which everyone begins to find their way into communion with God. Words will always be a part of our way of praying, and for some people it will continue to [...]

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Spiritual Songs

Come, let us use the grace divine, And all with one accord In a perpetual covenant join Ourselves to Christ our Lord, Give ourselves up thro’ Jesu’s power His name to glorify, And promise in this sacred hour For God [...]

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National Assembly 2016

Director’s Address Dr Colin Podmore A Catholic Christian needs to be part of a local church that is led by a bishop with whom he or she is in full communion. In their statements on catholicity and communion, and the [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Κοινωνία Koinonia is a word that appears thirteen times in the New Testament. It has a variety of meanings: fellowship, communion, shared giving or the sharing of faith, partnership. Koinonia is the work of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 2.42-47 [...]

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Home from Home in Sunny Sweden

Serenhedd James discovers Christian’s Acre Readers of New Directions will recall from December’s edition that I was recently in Sweden, covering Pope Francis’s visit to Lund and Malmö. Those who are kind enough also to read my column in the [...]

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Mission and Service

Richard Lees introduces his work at the Anglican Centre in Goa “You don’t have to be a Christian to be a good person”, the man on the train declares. “Too right”, his wife adds, “and anyway we’ve had enough of [...]

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Oswald Clark, CBE

In 1948 Oswald Clark was elected to the House of Laity of the Church Assembly, forerunner of the General Synod, for Southwark Diocese. He served until his retirement in 1990. In that time he held many offices, including the chairmanship [...]

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On the Cusp of Crisis

Martin Williams on the Welsh Bishops and Admission to Communion The Church in Wales claims, repeatedly, to be “part of the one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church”, and to be bound by its historic formularies, including the Book of Common [...]

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Falling Further In Love

Evan McWilliams on the importance of theocentric worship The success of the actions of the Church in her institutional and worshipping life may be measured according to the degree to which they correspond to the reality of the Church’s being. [...]

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