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Touching place

S MARY MAGDALENE, GEDNEY, LINCS Heading east along the road from Spalding towards Kings Lynn, you pass a succession of notable churches, part of what Henry Thorold once termed the via mirabilis for church crawlers, Weston, Moulton, Whaplode, Holbeach, Fleet [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Domestic Prayer Andy Hawes  Readers of this magazine will have benefited from receiving some excellent material produced by Catholic societies in the Church of England to enable worship and prayer at home. It is to be hoped and prayed that [...]

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De Minoribus Ordinibus

John Gayford explores the evolution of the minor orders in Patristic times  With the growth of the early Church in Patristic times (usually taken as from the end of the first to the beginning of the eighth century) liturgy was [...]

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Lockdown Diary 2

Thurifer continues to stay home Possibly perverse; during recent isolation I watched a film about silence. “Into the Great Silence” a documentary by Philip Grönig was released in 2005, to much acclaim. I missed seeing it then and this seemed [...]

2020-10-20T12:39:48+00:00june 2020 articles|

Two Distinct Communities

Steven Haws CR considers the links between the Community of the Resurrection and the Society of St John the Evangelist Before the foundation of the Community of the Resurrection (CR) there was the Society of the Resurrection which had its [...]

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Views, reviews and previews

art Exhibitions in lockdown My last article for New Directions featured an exhibition which was closed after three days. At the time of writing there’s no knowing when galleries will be open. So, in a time of lockdown what are [...]

2020-10-20T12:38:36+00:00june 2020 articles|

The way we live now

Christopher Smith wonders whether fear is getting the better of us All this hoo-ha in recent months has closed plenty of doors, of which more later, but it has opened a few as well.  Many of us have had to [...]

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The challenge of the past few weeks for those, lay and ordained, who minister in the Church of England (and by that I mean all who have a vocation as Christians) has been how to keep the life of the [...]

2020-10-20T12:37:15+00:00june 2020 articles|
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