/November 2016 Articles

Thy Stomach’s Sake

‘Armand’ goes off-piste   Grüner Veltliner Sublime mountain vistas; decadent coffee and pastries; terrifying ski runs; singing nuns: these are a few of my favourite things. Having travelled to Austria a number of times, I’m always delighted by the contrast [...]

Forward in Food

‘Audubon’ turns the other cheek   I abhor waste – and, more than anything, I abhor wasted food. Nothing is more irritating to me than leftovers not used up, produce gone off, or a mistake in the kitchen than renders [...]

Remembrance Diary

‘Thurifer’ calls to mind the Fallen   November is the month of the Holy Souls, and of Remembrance. Perhaps surprisingly the People’s Republic of Islington (prop. the Rt Hon. Jeremy Corbyn, MP) has in several of its streets simple and [...]

Views, Reviews and Previews

Art   Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Mediæval Embroidery Victoria and Albert Museum until 5 February 2017   Opus Anglicanum is not some secretive, right-wing, traditionalist prelature – Archbishop Welby’s equivalent of Opus Dei. Rather, it’s the distinctive style of [...]


The fall-out at York Minster over the dismissal of the bellringers was a sub-editor’s dream, with an almost endless supply of puns; and it is likely that the story will not go away quickly. Meanwhile, until the appointment of a [...]


Prayer for the Departed   Prayer for the departed is an accepted practice with all Anglo-Catholics. It is thought to have support in particular expressions, and still more in the general tone, of Holy Scripture. It has been the ordinary [...]

Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on Neville Figgis CR (1866-1919)   From 1900 to 1925 the climate of thought in England was antipathetic to the old ways and guides, preferring to follow a pro  foundly false utopianism of perpetual and automatic progress. It [...]