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Disillusion and departure

Difficult choices face those members of the CofE who wish to leave, writes Digby Anderson Disillusion and departure are integral parts of Anglo-Catholic tradition. The Movement started in 1833, 181 years ago. By 1842, just nine years later, Newman, disillusioned, [...]

Three-Decker Pulpits

After the Reformation, the introduction of Morning and Evening Prayer led to a number of changes in the interior arrangement of churches. Thus where there was already a pre-Reformation pulpit for preaching a homily, the provision of two more desks [...]

Lourdes, August 2014

The events of this year's Pilgrimage for the Society of Mary to Lourdes are described by its Director, Fr Graeme Rowlands Our Pilgrimage for the Society of Mary to Lourdes this year had a very different character to it. Over [...]


The Bishop of Fulham looks ahead to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, with their particular resonance in this centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War When I was a schoolboy, it was seriously questioned whether Remembrance Sunday [...]

Letters to the editor

Thank you From Mr Colin NibLett I would like to express, through the pages of New Directions, my gratitude to those that contributed to a leaving gift for me, which I received into my account recently. I would further like [...]

The Church Messy

Fr Philip North on his experience of Messy Church and its evangelistic effectiveness `Messy Church? That's not Catholic is it?' That certainly used to be my view. For a long time all talk of Messy Church made me cringe and [...]

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