/February 2018 Articles

THE SOCIETY IN THE DIOCESES

Diocese Bishop Representative Bath & Wells, Ebbsfleet, Revd Julian Laurence SSC Birmingham, Ebbsfleet, Revd Philip Calvert SSC Blackburn, Burnley, Revd Paul Benfield SSC Bristol, Ebbsfleet, The Bishop of Ebbsfleet Canterbury, Richborough, Revd Peter Harnden SSC Carlisle, Beverley, Revd Paul Benfield [...]

2018-10-23T11:57:12+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

Longjohns’ Song

1 I am the very model of a buccaneering miracle I’ve knowledge that is erudite, historical and lyrical You cannot fault my reasoning in matters theoretical I know the church’s history, both accepted and heretical. I’m very well-acquainted too with [...]

2018-10-23T11:53:35+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on the reception of Holy Communion In Durham Essays and Addresses, Michael Ramsey discusses the gains and losses of the Parish Communion Movement, in which there is much that made him uneasy. In some parishes there is a [...]

2018-10-23T11:51:48+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

Championing the Poor

David Wilson issues a call to arms for Christ, the church, and the poor The dishevelled man leaned against the pillar, wearing ‘working man’s clothes,’ and was clearly in need. My grandfather rose from his prayers and walked across the [...]

2018-10-23T11:51:17+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

Diary

Thurifer goes to the pantomime The death of Christine Keeler late last year briefly brought back into focus the Profumo scandal, which almost defines the Sixties for many. It had everything: femmes fatales, erring politicians, sex and spies, debauchery among [...]

2018-10-23T11:50:49+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe considers the state of opera on the radio and mixed-sex Cathedral choirs Something has gone seriously wrong with opera on radio. The BBC used to have a proper opera department that recorded complete rarities and knew how to [...]

2018-10-23T11:50:16+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

The Blessed Sacrament

A meditation by Sister Mary Angela at the Forward in Faith National Assembly ‘Holy God, holy mighty, holy immortal; have mercy on us.’ You are everywhere present and you fill all things, deigning to be revealed to us in this [...]

2018-10-23T11:49:49+00:00 February 2018 Articles|

That is the news!

Jonathan Beswick suggests a good companion for Lent ‘God is here comen to us. That is the news!’ whispers the woman mystic, Malle. Her visions witness to the shimmering theological thread that runs steadfastly through H.F.M. Prescott’s book The Man [...]

2018-10-23T11:49:19+00:00 February 2018 Articles|