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Thought of the day

Candles in the wind I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Lourdes. One of my favourite memories of a Lourdes pilgrimage is a torch-light procession in the wind. Thousands of us were walking with candles lit in cardboard containers. [...]

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In recent years the ecumenical movement seems to have come on in leaps and bounds and there has been much fruitful dialogue. It is fair to assume that this dialogue will continue if women are ordained to the episcopate, but [...]

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Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God St Gregory of Nyssa Those who see God possess in this act of seeing everything at is good: everlasting life, eternal incorruption, unfailing ss. With these things we shall [...]

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touching place

St Catherine, Ludham, Norfolk Ludham is a large Broadland village, with a 14–15th c. church at its centre to match. The church has one of the finest painted medieval roodscreens in East Anglia, and that is saying something. It must [...]

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Book of the month

Peter Westfield welcomes a hymn book for the twenty-first century ANCIENT & MODERN Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship Full music edition (other editions are available) Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 1782pp, hbk 978 1848252424, £30 There is nothing new [...]

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the way we live now

Christopher Smith takes issue with Melvyn Bragg, who turns out to be a disciple of Dan Brown Poor Mary Magdalene has been much dragged before the general public in recent years to sell books, films and documentaries. If the tradition [...]

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The magic of the musical Tom Sutcliffe reviews The Book of Mormon and reflects on the quality of modern musicals he Book of Mormon, a musical about Latter Day missionaries with a garbled message, swept into the West End after [...]

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faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on C.S. Lewis and the importance of reading old books Some years ago I was invited to view the library of a Regional Theological Course. It had no book older than twenty years. In the Introduction to St [...]

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Ghostly Counsel

Pray for one another Andy Hawes is Warden of Edenham Regional Retreat House It is a natural response to a deeply felt need, in anyone with any Christian sensibility, to ask God to meet it through his mercy. It is [...]

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Philosophy of Religion

John Herve wonders whether it is all ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ Someone tells you that when they speak they always tell lies. That they are telling lies as they are speaking to you now. So are they, in fact, telling the truth? [...]

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