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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s initiative in inviting all the Primates of the Anglican Communion to meet together at Lambeth in January 2016 is a bold one; and one, we believe, to be welcomed. In many places in the media, it [...]

touching place

ST STEPHEN, OLD RADNOR, POWY You get the best sight of this church on approaching it from the west, along the A44 from Rhyader, when you notice the strong C15th tower, whose projecting stair-turret at the north-east corner once held [...]

Book of the month

Colin Podmore welcomes a reassessment of an important Archbishop of Canterbury ARCHBISHOP HOWLEY, 1828-1848 James Garrard Ashgate, 192pp, hbk 978 1472451330, £60 Though hardly a household name, William Howley (pronounced ‘Hooley’) is the subject of more anecdotes than most Archbishops [...]


Prayer in the Workaday World Arthur Middleton Personal Prayer Today, the conditions of noise, rush, activism, and lack of privacy in which people have to live can make it difficult to pray. People end up so distracted that the common [...]


Arthur Middleton on Thomas Ken's Exposition of the Church Catechism (1685) Thomas Ken set the education of the young as one of his priorities and showed his zeal for this in his Manual of Prayers. What dismayed him was finding [...]


We’re familiar with the usual materials for building churches – stone, flint and brick. Wood is, of course, the usual substance inside for roofs and pews, but few churches use it externally. In Worcestershire, a cluster of churches to the [...]

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