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Ghostly Counsel

Andy Hawes    Being Human   What is the point of being human? Ignatius Loyola in his ‘First Principle and Foundation’ gave one succinct summary: ‘ Man is created to praise and reverence God and by this means to save [...]

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AFTERWORD

The late Anthony Kilminster on the Coronation as ‘a particularly special moment’   My mother acquired a television set for us in time for Christmas 1952. Many families did the same and in South Wales we watched with fascination as [...]

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TOUCHING PLACE

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, KINGS SUTTON, NORTHANTS   Typically of villages in the region of Banbury, Kings Sutton has numerous ironstone buildings, including thatched cottages. Over it all presides the late 14th c. tower and spire of the parish church, [...]

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POEM

On the Jubilee of Queen Victoria  Alfred, Lord Tennyson                           I.       Fifty times the rose has flower’d and faded,       Fifty times the golden harvest fallen,       Since our Queen assumed the globe, the sceptre.                           II. [...]

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BOOKS ARTS CULTURE

Ernest Shearman Ecclesiastical Architect  Diana Beckett 2QT Publishing, 2021 ISBN 978 1 91408 321 1.    Over the course of the 19th century, the population of England expanded greatly. Just from 1800 to 1833, the year of Keble’s Assize sermon, [...]

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TREASURE IN CLAY JARS

Festus   Images of the martyred St Sebastian often present a muscular male torso, tied to a tree or pillar, and pierced with numerous arrows. But such a holy depiction was not what did for the Rev Michael Todd. He [...]

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Christopher Smith   Last autumn, I was not surprised to see a headline in the Church Times that ran, ‘Move to online worship a loss, not a gain, say universities’ researchers’.  Some academics had spent a year studying the matter, [...]

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APRIL DIARY

Thurifer   The Memorial Service for the Duke of Edinburgh in the fourth week of Lent was moving and notable for an excellent address by the Dean of Windsor which portrayed the whole man and one that was rooted in [...]

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