/February 2019 Articles

A Youth Initiative

Jenny Sturtevant recounts an action-packed weekend   During the October half term holiday in 2018, 15 young people and 5 adults made their way to Carroty Wood in Kent. Carroty Wood is part of Rock UK, a Christian organization that [...]

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Touching Place

S MARGARET, QUADRING, LINCS   The marshland of southeast Lincolnshire stretches for mile after mile, punctuated by small settlements and the occasional town. And churches. Henry Thorold once described the route from Sleaford towards Kings Lynn as a via mirabilis, [...]

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The Proto-Martyr

Stephen Conway recalls the life of his saintly namesake   It is very apt to invite a Stephen to preach on St Stephen’s Day at St Stephen’s. I have been made very welcome and I am thrilled to be here. [...]

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Eucharistic Sacrifice

John Twisleton provides an eye-opener on the transformative power of the eucharist   Going day by day to the eucharist makes me something of a consumer, and this fact is evidenced when I arrive at church and do not get [...]

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Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe visits a Royal Peculiar   I remember Westminster Abbey when one could go into it without paying or praying (or pretending to pray as the huge entrance fee might tempt one to do—though what about “false” or “pretended” [...]

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February Diary

Thurifer goes to Mass   A lacuna in the Diary last year left no opportunity for a tip of the biretta to the centenary of suffrage for women. The exigencies of the publishing deadline meant that I was unable to [...]

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Views, Reviews and Previews

Art   Russian Royalty ‘Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs’ and ‘Roger Fenton’s Photographs of the Crimea’ are at The Queen’s Gallery until 28 April, 2019   Readers of New Directions will have enjoyed any number of good exhibitions over Christmas [...]

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The way we live now

Christopher Smith reflects on the naming of children and the meaning of baptism   I recently turned up a cutting from a 2013 copy of Private Eye, specifically from ‘Pseuds Corner,’ a ‘pseud’ being, in the jargon of that magazine, [...]

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