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The Vicar of Little St Mary's, Cambridge shares his adventures


Political lament IT IS never too late to mend, we are told; and now, when some of the Bishops appear to have concluded that their advice was not universally heeded in the polling booths last week, what better time to sit down in one's study with Ian Robinson's A Lenten Pleynte...

Diary: Sister Rosemary

The Revd Sister Rosemary CHN on life at the Convent of the Holy Name in Derby

Jonathan Boardman

Jonathan Boardman enjoys a visit to Turin 

Elizabeth Figg

Elizabeth Figg  has become administrator of her church's Facebook page

David Winter

Canon David Winter reflects on his connections with the Bretheren


Serenhedd James reflects on a visit to Walsingham, "England's Nazareth"


Diary: I HAVE just had great fun producing 150 or so crostini for an archidiaconal welcoming do

Robert Mackley

Diary: Seasoned churchgoers will know the perils of Mothering Sunday. All too often, it descends into an unchristian sentimental mush of family worship (by which I fear I mean worship of the family)

Diary: Sister Rosemary

Sister Rosemary: The community to which I belong has a long history. At the time I entered, more years ago than I can quite believe, living memory went back much further, and included some fascinating glimpses of a vanished world

Diary: Jonathan Boardman

Jonathan Boardman: Far from the brooding silence, the contained gesture, I cannot shut up, always racing on to fill gaps, cover silences, and disallow the emergence of space for breathing, thinking, praying, being

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Grey beard — but no loon

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A study day on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner taught Malcolm Doney the link between poetry and theology  Read More

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How about trying the politics of love?

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