/October 2017 Articles

Paradise Regained

Richard Peers revisits Paradise Lost and considers the Assumption ‘The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.’ [Paradise Lost Book I, lines 254–255]   This year, as you will [...]

Faith of our Fathers

Arthur Middleton on Bishop Cosin’s Devotions John Cosin was born at Norwich and educated at the Grammar School, and Caius College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow. He was successively Secretary and Librarian to Overall, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, [...]

Being Painted

by Geoffrey Rowell I had not anticipated how interesting an experience having my portrait painted would be: focusing on a particular spot, with its own dynamic, or listening to Alex Debenham expound his theories of the importance of light in [...]

A Theological Portrait

Colin Podmore introduces Alexander Debenham’s portrait of Bishop Geoffrey Rowell – with contributions by the sitter and the artist In January Geoffrey Rowell agreed to my proposal that he be painted by Alexander Debenham – an idea sparked by Debenham’s [...]


‘Armand’ enjoys the taste of a Black Queen on the tongue Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz 2011 Never let it be said that ‘Armand’ is a stuffy old so-and-so, with no sense of adventure. When a friend of mine [...]