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100 years ago

100 years ago: The Lusitania is sunk

100 years ago: The Lusitania is sunk

IN RECORDING the latest of German barbarities, the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania and the drowning of nearly 1,200 passengers and crew, we perceive the uselessness of trying to bring home to the guilty perpetrators a sense of shame

100 years ago: Germany uses poison gas

IT IS not too much to say that the whole civilized world has been shocked by the German army's use of poisonous gases as weapons of warfare

100 years ago: Dean Church’s centenary

LAST Sunday was the centenary of the birth of a great ecclesiastic, whom the Church of England cannot too greatly honour

The Secularist will case

100 years ago:  THE decision of Mr Justice Joyce in re Bowman, which we report at length elsewhere, is of considerable historical interest

Bishop on the Western Front

100 years ago:  EVERYONE must rejoice that the Bishop of London [Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram] has returned from the front safe and sound

Is it schism?

100 years ago: IT IS not for us to judge between the Bishops of Zanzibar [Frank Weston] and of Hereford [John Percival]

Freedom and sobriety

100 years ago: ON MONDAY the Chancellor of the Exchequer was visited by an influential deputation of shipbuilding employers, who urged upon him the necessity of the total prohibition of the sale of intoxicants during the continuance of the war

Clergy struggle on their pay

100 years ago: In normal times £160 could scarcely be considered an adequate stipend even for a celibate priest, still less for a priest who is, as the people generally expect him to be, a married man

Teetotal war

100 years ago:  Sir Edward Clarke invited the clergy to take the pledge to abstain from alcohol during the continuance of the war

Evensong in the dark

100 years ago:  THE Bishop of Lincoln [the Rt Revd Edward Lee Hicks], in offering counsel to his clergy as to preaching and services in war time, urges that care should be taken not to let sermons degenerate into mere recruiting addresses or denunciations of our enemies

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