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Chris Sugden was Registrar of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies from 1983-2001 and executive director from 2001-2004. Andrew Hammond is Minor Canon and Succentor of St Paul’s; from September he will be Vicar of St Mary Willesden, the Shrine [...]

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letters to the editor

Roger Bellamy 1 From The Revd D Anderson In your June issue, Mr Bellamy (Changing ethics...) quotes the hymn verse, "The rich man... ", attributes it to Mrs Alexander, then immediately leaves facts for phantasy. He gets off to a [...]

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There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, Like the wideness of the sea; There’s a kindness in His justice, Which is more than liberty. F W Faber As New Directions goes to press the General Synod of the Church of England [...]

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30 days

I want to be a bishop when I grow up [I] A priest who must remain nameless writes to 30Days to say that, at a recent wedding rehearsal, he was approached by the bridesmaid, who told him that she was [...]

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touching place

Pibrac, Haute-Garonne, France Pibrac church has a brick clocher-mur, a triangular-headed bell turret atop a fortified west wall; nothing unusual in that in the pays Toulousain, but the large gilded reliquary just inside makes you realize that you have stumbled [...]

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Britten’s Britain Tom Sutcliffe on the ENO’s production of Britten’s Billy Budd ‘You see,’ says Miles in The Turn of the Screw, ‘I am bad.’ Actually, contrary to the popular notion that right and wrong are easily distinguished and that [...]

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Book of the month

Ian McCormack enjoys a new study of Pugin’s desire to aid the conversion of England through the medium of Gothic art and architecture. ‘GOTHIC FOR EVER’ A.W.N. Pugin, Lord Shrewsbury, and the Rebuilding of Catholic England Michael Fisher Spire Books, [...]

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the way we live now

Christopher Smith ponders why the crowds present at the Jubilee pageant did not include a greater cross-section of British society How was the Jubilee for you? I had a slightly strange experience on the Sunday. Living only a matter of [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Blessed company Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House Some readers will find it impossible, even abhorrent, to ask for the prayers of the saints. These feelings and convictions run very deep in the spirituality of those who [...]

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Love of God From the last writings of William Law Reaching down into his profound love of God, we find what he has found in the inmost sanctuary of his life where he is visited by his Maker, Redeemer and [...]

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