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books WORSHIP AS A REVELATION The Past, Present and Future of Catholic Liturgy Laurence Paul Hemming Burns & Oates, 192pp, pbk 978 0 860124 60 3, £14.99 I think my own interest in liturgical history began when I was a [...]


England The Bishop of Winchester reflects on the Lambeth Conference The long days had other ingredients some of which, for me at any rate, worked less happily. After the daily Eucharist at 7.15, breakfast, the Bible Study groups at 9.15 [...]

Forward in Faith update

National Assembly Members of Forward in Faith will gather at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London SW1 on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October for the fifteenth Forward in Faith National Assembly. We will gather in order to discern our [...]

30 days

Georgia on her mind 'Episcopal Church head to visit Georgia next month' screamed the headline which we spotted online whilst surfing the internet during our 30Days holiday last month. Visions of Russian troops fleeing in terror from the litigious one [...]

Touching Place

ABBEY OF ST FAITH, CONQUES, FRANCE At its peak in the 11th and 12th centuries, the pilgrimage to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela in western Spain attracted thousands of pilgrims each year. There were four main [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk looks at the link between Christianity and the eight Millennium Development Goals The real trouble about the set your patient is living in,' wrote Screwtape to Wormwood, 'is that it is merely Christian. They all have individual interests, [...]

Sacred vision

Artists are able to offer ambiguous and discomforting images, that writers are then left to explain. Of all the legendary virgin martyrs, none is stranger than the supposed daughter of a supposed king of Portugal. St Wilgefortis (from the Latin [...]


Prayer in spite of discouragement Br Steven Haws CR 'Let us pray in spite of all discouragement, even when the future I seems to be unfolding to us a life different from all we had hoped.' Prophetic words taken from [...]

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