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Touching place

EDMUND, SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK   The later Middle Ages saw the small coastal ports of East Suffolk experience a degree of relative prosperity that they would not see again until they were ‘discovered’ by London emigrés in the 1980s. Their communities [...]

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Holy Smoke

John Gayford on the use of incense in church   The statement the use of incense has been discussed in the Anglican Church with considerably more fervour than knowledge is as true today as it was over 100 years ago. [...]

2021-07-20T12:22:54+00:00March 2021 Articles|

Per Angusta ad Augusta

Harri Williams remembers the faithful example of Sister Mary Teresa SSM   There are many people gathered in this Church who will know far more about Sr Teresa than I will. Having met her but briefly on several pilgrimages during [...]

2021-07-20T12:21:34+00:00March 2021 Articles|

March Diary

Thurifer realizes that not much changes   A problem of public discourse, highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic and its febrile atmosphere was that reasoned disagreement was downed out by the mindless braying of slogans and clapped-out cliché. Being offended [...]

2021-07-20T12:20:49+00:00March 2021 Articles|

The Queen’s Gambit

Nathan Mulcock examines the links between chess and the Catholic Church   In an imagined meeting between Vladimir Lenin and Pope S John Paul II, I suspect common ground would be in meagre supply. However, they did both share a [...]

2021-07-20T12:20:08+00:00March 2021 Articles|

Views, reviews and previews

Music   Church Music   New Direction’s deadlines require articles a month in advance which means that this is being written while we are in deepest lockdown. I hope it is being read in greater and healthy freedom. In lockdown [...]

2021-07-20T12:19:28+00:00March 2021 Articles|

The way we live now

Christopher Smith wants to go out for tea   This is a funny Lent, isn’t it?  I did rather hint to the congregation here that this year might not be the time to impose the strictest disciplines on ourselves, given [...]

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Now that the roadmap out of lockdown and Covid restrictions has been announced, there is a feeling of hope in the country; a feeling that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This was, as many commented, [...]

2021-07-20T12:17:39+00:00March 2021 Articles|
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