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Assumpta est Maria

(even in Anglican Bristol) Chris Verity on the origins and development of the Bristol Catholic Societies Assumptiontide Festival In Holy Week 1968 four nuns, two of whom were from Germany, visited a small country parish church in Bristol Diocese in [...]

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We welcome particularly in this edition of NEW DIRECTIONS the contributions from our Evangelical brothers and sisters; so often the issue of the ordination of women to the episcopate can be side-lined as only of concern to Catholics, the contribution [...]

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30 days

Bishop of Where? The ever-excitable Ruth Gledhill of The Times has been at it again. A recent letter to The Editor, signed by such luminaries (sic) as the Chairman of InclusiveChurch, the Suffragan Bishop of Buckingham (wherever that is), five [...]

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touching place

Evercreech St Peter, Somerset To people of a certain age, the name Evercreech is redolent of an era of Britain’s railways celebrated in Flanders and Swann’s Slow Train, with Evercreech Junction a key station on the Somerset and Dorset line [...]

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All the world’s a stage Tom Sutcliffe laments the limited opportunities for British audiences to enjoy lesser-known and new material To read, mark, learn and inwardly digest is as important for theatre and opera audiences as for church congregations. But [...]

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Book of the month

Robin Ward draws attention to the importance of Richard Hooker in the emergence of what came to be called Anglicanism, and argues that his moral theology continues to speak to the Church today RICHARD HOOKER AND ANGLICAN MORAL THEOLOGY A.J. [...]

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the way we live now

Christopher Smith ponders self-indulgent theologies of the Resurrection The clergy house at St Alban’s Holborn affords the vicar a good view down one of London’s less interesting streets, looking south towards Chancery Lane tube station. It’s busy during the week [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Prayer & Fasting Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House Jesus taught that some of the enemies of our wholeness and happiness cannot be overcome without prayer and fasting. By this he meant that unless we offer ourselves [...]

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Practical religion John Keble Keble urges someone with a melancholic self-obsession `to go out and do something kind to somebody or other.’ ‘Objects either rich or poor will generally present themselves in the hour of need to those who look [...]

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faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on Montanist and feminist innovations The Apostolic Tradition of St Hippolytus of Rome (c.215) expounds his opposition to current official innovations in discipline and practice, so he wrote a pamphlet to correct this by a public appeal to [...]

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