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Some of the writers Graham James is the 71st Bishop of Norwich, after his translation to the diocese ten years ago; and an Honorary Guardian of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham since 2005. Peter Anderson is Vicar Andrew [...]

last chronicle

Dear Mrs Schori, We have been shown a copy of a letter from the General Convention of your Church asking us, in our capacity as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, to make formal apology for our predecessor Henry [...]

Forward in Faith update

National Assembly When we all met at Central Hall, Westminster for the first Forward in Faith National Assembly way back in September 1994, our detractors were all quite certain that Forward in Faith was but a very temporary organisation. How [...]


We none of us know where, or in what form, the Anglican Communion, or the Church of England, will be in a decades time. It is not the quantity of events which is lacking; it is the quality of them [...]

letters to the editor

Taking the devil seriously From the Vicar of St Barnabas, Beckenham Fr Ed Tomlinson is absolutely right to take the Church to task for its coyness about exorcism [ND August]. His experience also chimes with mine. I well remember a [...]

30 days

A fool and his money... Well, it might only be September, but its not too early to start thinking about Christmas presents for the special person in your life. For the man who has everything, how about The Pope's Cologne? [...]

touching place

St Michael and All Angels, Barton Turf 'Therefore with Angels and | Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious name, evermore praising Thee...' Familiar words, every time Holy Eucharist is offered. Nowhere can [...]

the way we live now

Geoffrey Kirk looks at Archbishop Rowan Williams' views on whether the Anglican Communion is 'a Church' and asks what he means by 'Church' At a Press Conference at Lambeth 2008, Rowan Williams was asked a very pertinent question. Could the [...]

faith of our fathers

Arthur Middleton on Henry Venn (1725-97) Henry Venn, described as a 'post Reformation saint,' is a product of the eighteenth-century Evangelical Revival that produced many saintly types. His son and grandson in their generation were Evangelical leaders and influenced greatly [...]

sacred vision

Poussin: Lamentation Painted probably in the early 1660s, towards the end of Poussin's life, this sombre figure composition is a distillation of his Roman experiences. The composition is geometrically simple - two horizontals and two verticals, rounded off by the [...]

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