/June 2018 Articles

June Diary

Thurifer turns on the wireless I am among those sad cases who wake up to Today on Radio 4 and stick with it despite provocations. I switch off, physically or consciously, at Thought for the Day. I lose interest when [...]

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Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe relives his musical education and a recent Handel Festival One gathered that Horace Hawkins, the organist and choirmaster, had been the favourite pupil of Charles-Marie Widor at St Sulpice in Paris. We loved the turn-of-the-century glorificatory French choral [...]

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The way we live now

Christopher Smith considers the catholic/evangelical divide A retired priest came to mass here at St Alban’s recently, as retired priests often do, and told me about the Angela Tilby/Church Times debacle. Needless to say, this had all passed me by, [...]

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In a recent article Canon Angela Tilby caused something of a furore by highlighting and bemoaning what she called the ‘evangelical takeover of the Church of England.’ Her view is that there has been a seismic shift in the way [...]

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Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on the Trinity as expressed in the Athanasian Creed When the Book of Common Prayer was commonplace in most parishes, during sermons bored choirboys could be found browsing the Quicunque Vult. It is also known as the Athanasian [...]

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