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America New church, new bishop n a stunningly predictable move, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church elected the first ever female Presiding Bishop and the only woman Primate in the Anglican Communion. Pundits are saying that the election was [...]

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Letters to the editor

Existing precedent From the former Bishop of Richborough The church was lovely, a freestanding altar in a clear, light, fifteenth century chancel. The congregation was the customary country mix, farmers and one or two nobs from the big houses and [...]

2017-09-27T18:53:48+00:00July 2006 Articles|

last chronicle

EWS (Episcopal Web Service) for immediate release For many the triumph of the 2006 General Convention of the Episcopal Church was the motion apologizing to Episcopalians of colour for the church’s failure to oppose slavery. There were moving speeches of [...]

2017-09-27T18:53:12+00:00July 2006 Articles|

Forward in Faith update

Celebrations galore! Members of Forward in Faith will be spoiled for choice on Saturday, 23 September. Priests and people from the Richborough Area will all be with Bishop Keith Newton at 12.00 noon at St Albans Abbey for a Festival [...]

2017-09-27T18:52:36+00:00July 2006 Articles|

30 days

Not-yet bishop In answer to the question ‘What do you consider the most important priorities for the Presiding Bishop?’ successful candidate Katharinee Jefferts Schori responded, ‘The church’s work is to recognize where we have not yet attained God’s dream, speak [...]

2017-09-27T18:52:08+00:00July 2006 Articles|

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton concludes on the bishop as the focus of unity The Church is one with a visible external unity. The essence of that unity lies in a spiritual fact – the life of Christ which is communicated to the [...]

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Descent from the Cross

Rogier van der Weyden gives us a double trompe l’oeil. This is a panel painting of a carved wooden altar-piece, whose figures are so treated that they resemble a tableau vivant. The angular arms of the grieving Magdalen and the [...]

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A call to holiness Arthur Middleton William Law’s Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is a direct attack on the pseudo-Christian life of the eighteenth century, on the ideals set before young people, on the comfortable concern with [...]

2017-09-27T18:50:25+00:00July 2006 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Let us play Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House Summer and sport go together. In fact, it cannot be avoided! Despite its corruption into an industry, sport plays an invaluable part in community and national life. Playing [...]

2017-09-27T18:49:51+00:00July 2006 Articles|

Some summer scandals

The church of England may have ad its fair share of scandals, but at least they always captured the exuberance of the zeitgeist. Alan Edwards looks back at some memorable tales of disgrace It was while reading Tracey Temple’s tales [...]

2017-09-27T18:49:13+00:00July 2006 Articles|
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