/July 2014 Articles

Thought of the day

Prayer opens windows I was standing on the train to London packed with commuters when a signal problem stopped us in our tracks. The carriage steamed up and we opened the windows. Things got that bit more bearable. It got [...]

2017-10-14T18:43:21+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

editorial

In a passage in the second book of the Kings Jezebel tells the gathered band to cheer up r This time of year and in our ecclesiastical situation it can seem difficult to be of good cheer. And yet we [...]

2017-10-14T18:42:52+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

touching place

ST MARY THE VIRGIN, ASTLEY, WARKS Astley is a small settlement, with just a few houses — and the former castle — around the church. At one's first sight of the church, the exterior has the typical sequence of west [...]

2017-10-14T18:41:53+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

Book of the month

Ian McCormack welcomes two volumes of local history which brought back memories of his youth ANGLICANS ON HIGH The Anglo-Catholic Revival in Suffolk and the Surrounding Area Roy TrickerThe Fitzwalter Press, 232pp, pbk 978 1901470210, £30 + £5 p&p; available [...]

2017-10-14T18:41:25+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

the way we live now

Christopher Smith considers the Holy Spirit I have something of a love-hate relationship with the Today programme which fills the Radio 4 schedule on weekday mornings. It is a convenient way to ingest the news at the beginning of the [...]

2017-10-14T18:40:56+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

SECULAR LITURGIES

Python at the ENO Tom Sutcliffe praises a new production of Benvenuto Cellini, directed by Terry Gilliam Almost everybody, even his fellow French, can now recognize the genius of Berlioz as a composer. But of course as an opera composer, [...]

2017-10-14T18:40:19+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

devotional

The Trinity Michael Ramsey The God to whom we pray is the Triune God, the blessed Trinity, the Three in One and One in Three, not because theologians have invented a kind of mathematical puzzle to entertain us — because [...]

2017-10-14T18:39:29+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

A learning heart Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House I recently contributed to a conference exploring the Church's ministry to those with learning difficulties or other additional needs in our church communities. The delegates included medical, educational [...]

2017-10-14T18:39:03+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

views, reviews and previews

KENNETH CLARK Looking for Civilisation Tate Britain 20 May-10 August Admission £10, concessions available Kenneth Clark once featured in a Monty Python album. At the time he was a posh man in late middle age and so ripe for satire. [...]

2017-10-14T18:38:20+00:00 July 2014 Articles|

Heading to the souks

Marrakech is a place to drink in the sights, sounds and smells of North Africa, writes Richard Norman The mosques are fewer, but the singing is poorer: however, Marrakech is just as interesting a holiday destination as Istanbul. It is [...]

2017-10-14T18:37:50+00:00 July 2014 Articles|