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Forward in Faith update

These two website are commended to all members of Forward in Faith: Friends of the Ordinariate www.friendsoftheordinariate.com ... for Anglicans in the UK who wish to signify ther interest in the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus without committing themselves to any [...]


Who wants the Anglican Covenant? As Chris Sugden makes clear (pp 13-14) evangelicals are not enthusiastic. And many Catholics will agree with Matthew Duckett (pp 24-25). Nor is it in favour with the new generation of post-1992 liberals, who have [...]

letters to the editor

One-sided? From Mr David Fenton I am reliably informed that the Council of Forward in Faith passed a resolution that FiF would continue to support all its members – both those who intend, either immediately or later, to enter the [...]

30 days

Written out of the Book of Life Many thanks to an eagle-eyed reader of New Directions, who recently had occasion to make use of his online subscription to Crockford’s Clerical Directory (a bargain from the Archbishops’ Council and Church House [...]

touching place

St Giles, Leigh-On-Mendip, Somerset In the 15th century, many English villages competed with their neighbour in search of the perfect church tower, and no one does the tower better than Somerset. Leigh-on-Mendip clearly modelled theirs upon nearby Mells, sharing the [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk reflects on twenty-five years of combat Remind me to remind you,’ goes the old Sandy Wilson classic, ‘we said we’d never look back.’ But, of course, retrospection is one of the inevitabilities of life. If we did not [...]

sacred vision

SacredTitle In 1459, Piero de’Medici commissioned Gozzoli to decorate the private chapel of the Palazzo Medici, Florence. Patron and artist, sharing a taste for pageantry, rich colours, and Burgundian tapestries, conspired to produce the most glittering fresco paintings of the [...]


The First manifestation: To the Magi St Bernard Today the Magi came from the sun-rising to seek the risen Sun of Righteousness, even the same of whom the Scripture says, ‘Behold the Man whose name is Dawn.’ Today, at a [...]


Deep and personal Patrick Henry Reardon, senior editor of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity Theology should be personal – even biographical – in the sense that a man’s reflection on the things of God is preferably of a piece [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on the impact and enduring relevance of Christopher Wordsworth’s influential work, Theophilus Anglicanus In this column last month C.S. Lewis was cited as recommending the discipline of reading an old book after the reading of a new book. [...]

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