The Charismatic movement has had a powerful and growing
influence on the Church of England over the past 50
years. Ted Harrison traces its
Two diocesan retreat houses have announced their closure this
year. Are there opportunities in the autumn to support those that
'Anger is the starting-point for Christian theology'
John Wall in this week's Diary column: I
NEVER thought that I would be upset over the closing of a
Starbucks. But I am.
Out of the question: In years gone by,
"Amen" was always sung at the end of hymns that had a doxology as
the last verse - but only then. The New English
Hymnal still makes provision according to these
parameters, but "Amen" is now seldom heard. Why?
17 May 2013: Ron's latest cartoon
A selection of entries for last time's competition, and a new
one for you to try
Time out: In Northamptonshire, county of
squires and spires, Higham Ferrers is tucked away off the junction
of the A6 and A45, alongside its close neighbour,
17 May 13: This week's puzzle and last week's solution
Today, Jimmy Mizen will be remembered in St George's RC
Cathedral, Southwark, five years after his
murder. Christine Miles talks to
Metal-thefts have blighted churches and congregations. At what
stage is legislation now, asks Rebecca
CHURCH roofs are a target not only for metal thieves, but for
all sorts of other dangers, both natural and man-made.
Case study: St Mary's, Charlbury
English Heritage picks a selection of buildings worth looking up
'Someone said that I had become the friendly face of
10 May 2013: This week's puzzle and last week's
Cookery: Simon Walsh cooks Asparagus mousse
and Strawberry tart
Diary: Many of our readers can have
only just finished struggling through the more turgid passages
of Lady Chatterley's Lover when
they felt duty-bound to give their attention to Lord Denning's
report, another instant bestseller of 1963.
Out of the question: This year the Feast of the
Annunciation is transferred from 25 March to 8 April; should we
therefore transfer Christmas Day to 8 January?
There is a literary romance, evoked by the country rectory, that
speaks of gentility, serenity, and unchanging values. But this is a
long way from the truth, says Deborah
Fifty years ago, Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern
hospice movement, fell in love with the work of the Polish artist
Marian Bohusz-Szyszko. Then she fell for him, too,
says Jonathan Evens
'Many people you expect to disagree with become less
disagreeable when you spend time with them'
Out of the question: As an incumbent and a
governor of an aided school, I am closely involved with school
admissions. Does attendance at our weekly Messy Church on Tuesdays
count for more than twice-monthly attendance at the Family Service
on Sundays? and how much does the Pram Service count for?
Diary: I HOPE that the glow of the resurrection
is still pervading your inner being, as we wend our way toward the
Ascension and Pentecost. Here, in Cambridge, Ascension is almost a
bigger thing than Easter, because, while Easter is invariably
celebrated out of term, Ascension falls slap-bang in the middle of
Wine: IT IS difficult to underestimate the
influence that monastic orders have had on our drinking habits: the
Benedictines, with Buckfast Tonic Wine, known as "electric soup" by
its many Glaswegian devotees; the Carthusians, with the Chartreuse
liqueurs; and the Cistercians with those of Chablis.
3 May 2013: This week's puzzle and last week's solution
If couples can stay married for the first ten years, they have a
good chance of staying together for ever. To help make this happen,
Harry Benson has designed a course, and written a book. He talked
to Rebecca Paveley