/October 2018 Articles

A Courtyard in Jerusalem

Ann George becomes a godmother for the third time   My school, built of golden Jerusalem stone, was a converted missionary hospital building surrounded by mature, well-tended gardens, lavishly watered by our Palestinian gardener every morning. Many of the staff [...]

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe considers remembrance   The theatre director Peter Hall’s memorial, exactly one year after he died, occupied first Westminster Abbey and then the Olivier Theatre on the South Bank (with a bit over half the capacity of the abbey) [...]

October Diary

Thurifer is church crawling   Mary’s month of October sees me back in Norfolk and its rich heritage of churches. Standing in splendid and imposing isolation, the church of St Mary the Virgin, Erpingham long ago lost its village, now [...]

The way we live now

Christopher Smith revisits the matter of self-definition and Christian identity   I see that since my cat declared herself to be the Bishop of Birmingham, self-definition has become all the rage. As it happens, since Bella’s brief flirtation with episcopal [...]