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Thurifer is reading history   There has long been a worrying trend that whatever fad or tin-pot idea grips the American imagination will, with tedious regularity and inevitability, end up on these shores. The tearing-down of status was one example [...]

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VIERGES NOIRES 12

Notre-Dame des Clés, Poitiers   The most prominent church in central Poitiers isn’t the Cathedral, it is the great Romanesque church of Notre-Dame la Grande which dominates the market place. Most of what you see dates from after a consecration [...]

2021-07-20T12:48:34+00:00May 2021 Articles|

A cloud of witnesses

Jonathan Baker celebrates the 160th Anniversary of All Saints Notting Hill   Brothers and sisters, what a constellation of reasons for rejoicing are presented to us today. First of all, of course, comes the seventh of the eight days of [...]

2021-07-20T12:47:58+00:00May 2021 Articles|

Cry for St George!

Paul Thomas encourages us to follow the example of our Patron Saint   Friends, it is always a pleasure to preach in this Parish Church. Your life in Christ here is possessed of such vigour, inventiveness, and magnetism that it [...]

2021-07-20T12:47:11+00:00May 2021 Articles|

Ophis Strikes Back

David Ackerman offers an exclusive extract of his new book published on the 3rd July King John loses his  Mentor   Back in the warm, and after reading the note left for her, Christalla asked John to sit down. Sitting [...]

2021-07-20T12:45:42+00:00May 2021 Articles|

Was Virgil a Christian?

Nicolas Stebbing  considers some religious verse   The short answer is No. Virgil died in 19 BC, long before Christ was born. However, in the Middle Ages he became widely revered as a sort of saint. Dante made Virgil his [...]

2021-07-20T12:44:52+00:00May 2021 Articles|

The Oil of Gladness

Jonathan Baker explores the place of the Holy Oils in the work of salvation   Who could have imagined that two years ago, when we gathered in this church, filled to capacity – even the galleries were full – for [...]

2021-07-20T12:44:04+00:00May 2021 Articles|

Ghostly Counsel

Andy Hawes    Considers using the mind   The subject of dealing with distractions often arises in conversations about prayer. Distraction often features in conversations about participating in worship. This could be praying an Office alone or being at Mass [...]

2021-07-20T12:43:20+00:00May 2021 Articles|

We should glory

Alan Rimmer examines the mystery of the Cross   Stop all the clocks……….cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. [...]

2021-07-20T12:42:44+00:00May 2021 Articles|

Speaking of the Lord

The Bishop of Ebbslfeet speaks at his Chrism Mass   When Peter saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he [...]

2021-07-20T12:41:59+00:00May 2021 Articles|
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