/July 2019 Articles

Letter to the Editor

From Canon Andy Hawes   The letters of Fr Alan Cooke and Canon David Burrows in recent editions have opened up a very important area for reflection, discussion and prayer for all those who have a care for the future [...]

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Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on William Laud’s Devotions   Like Andrewes, Laud expresses his prayer in the language of the Prayer Book Collects and ancient liturgies that he personalizes for the purpose of his own prayer. The book is arranged for the [...]

2019-09-10T15:41:48+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Doing our Duty     Andy Hawes    Preparing to lead worship in a village church I noticed a small leaflet from the 1950s hanging on the vestry wall. It listed the ‘duties of church membership’ and it was published in [...]

2019-09-10T15:41:11+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Summer Diary

Thurifer digs out his Pevsner and his Fowler   A long-standing, modest ambition was achieved recently, after a fashion. As a teenager the first orchestral concerts I heard were by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli. On successive [...]

2019-09-10T15:40:35+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe enjoys the summer season   “Sumer is ycumen in”, if you can believe it with this year’s vile weather. Even in England. The well-to-do in the home counties are demonstrating again how much they love culture by enjoying [...]

2019-09-10T15:39:46+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

The way we live now

Christopher Smith is still inclined to believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger   In the borderland between correspondence and junk lie a substantial number of emails from organizations which I have at some point used and to [...]

2019-09-10T15:38:21+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Editorial

This edition of New Directions goes to press as we prepare to mark the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster, an event which will continue to be etched on the minds and hearts of people around our country. Remembrance [...]

2019-09-10T15:37:47+00:00 July 2019 Articles|

Blue Labour and Red Tory

Alan Smith considers political overlap   As I write this article, the media circus triggered by the election for the leadership of the Conservative Party makes me long for the halcyon days of my youth. In those days, whenever there [...]

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