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Sacred Synod Bookings for the Sacred Synod are coming in thick and fast, but there is a way to go yet! Knowing that some who have received Registration Forms will have put them somewhere safe, for completion later, we are [...]

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The Silence of the Lambs

George Austin on a life with Charles and Camilla George Austin Media watch – fine. But watching the media when oneself is on view – that’s another matter. No-one believes me when I say I’ve never enjoyed it. It’s true [...]

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I I watch the Sacrament, and think how deep The signature of God scores into things; Holiness wakes the earthly out of sleep And gives it life beyond our reckonings. So was it with each gold or silver chalice Torn [...]

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Archaeology, Disestablishment, Joanna Southcott, Sin EXCAVATING JESUS Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts J D Crossan & J L. Reed SPCK, 318pp 0 281 05488 6, £12.99 The sub-sub-title is ‘The key discoveries for understanding Jesus and his world’. It [...]

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Party Political It was not so long ago in the Anglican Church of Australia that bishops outside the Diocese of Sydney would boast that we had been spared the organized ‘parties’ that dominated debate in the Church of England. Indeed, [...]

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The End of the Affair CLINTON, Maryland – Fr Samuel Edwards, rector-elect of Christ Church, Accokeek, said he was ‘not downcast’ by the decision of the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals to reject his appeal of his ouster by [...]

2017-12-04T11:39:35+00:00June 2002 Articles|

Synod Insider

It’s worth knowing who your friends are As we know, the Church is all about spiritual things. Worldly things belong elsewhere. So in the Church we concern ourselves with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, doctrine, liturgy, ethics and the things [...]

2017-12-04T11:39:04+00:00June 2002 Articles|


Sic transit I am somewhat suspicious of ‘moments of disclosure’, when, as Ian Ramsey used to say, ‘the penny drops’. Not for me ‘The Doors of Perception’. I leave that to Aldous Huxley (if anyone now remembers him) and those [...]

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DR WHO? A member of the editorial board got something of a surprise in his post last month. A letter, sent by him, addressed in block capitals and with the correct postcode, was returned by the Royal Mail. The explanatory [...]

2017-12-04T11:37:55+00:00June 2002 Articles|

Men of Courage

John Richardson visits a convention of men ‘And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.’ Matthew’s casual detail – that the figure of five thousand for the number whom Jesus fed on one miraculous occasion [...]

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