/May 2017 Articles

A Courtyard in Jerusalem

Ann George recalls angelic singing by Armenians in the Old City I was shown round my prospective accommodation in the Old City by a small, plump, happy-faced woman in her 60s, dressed in an old-fashioned housecoat and with her greying [...]

2018-10-23T13:28:25+00:00 May 2017 Articles|

The way we live now

Christopher Smith reflects on an interesting take on our Christian future To Hampshire for my post-Easter break, where I set up a new digital TV box for my mother. Learning to use the controls, we bump into an episode of [...]

2018-10-22T12:52:46+00:00 May 2017 Articles|

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe ponders the French/English divide in household matters On my kitchen noticeboard there’s a lovely old butcher’s card, with a red embossed head of an Aberdeen Angus at the top between the phone number Battersea 5191 and ‘Established 1889’. [...]

2018-10-22T12:51:16+00:00 May 2017 Articles|

Called to Live the Gospel

In this sermon, preached at his Chrism Masses in Grangetown (Sunderland), Carlin How (North Yorkshire), Manchester Cathedral and Goldthorpe (South Yorkshire), the Bishop of Beverley reminds us of our calling ‘I ask not only on behalf of these, but also [...]

2018-10-22T12:50:38+00:00 May 2017 Articles|


The Prime Minister’s announcement, on Easter Tuesday, that she would seek a General Election on 8 June was that very rare thing – a well-kept secret in politics. So it is that, a little shy of a year since the [...]

2018-10-22T12:50:02+00:00 May 2017 Articles|

Mary’s Month of May

Julian Browning considers Mary’s vocation, and ours The May Devotions, honouring Mary as Queen of May, a May Crowning, all sound a bit continental to many of us. But May Devotions do not have to follow a particular form. When [...]

2018-10-22T12:48:41+00:00 May 2017 Articles|

Letter to the Editor

From Mr Andrew Gray   Sir― The Church’s approach to its teaching on marriage is presented as something of conspiracy by the Revd Dr Peter Mullen (March 2017). As a General Synod lay representative for Norwich Diocese, I have been [...]

2018-10-22T12:47:47+00:00 May 2017 Articles|