New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Columnists >

Word from Wormingford

by Ronald Blythe

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 @ 12:07

For Ronald Blythe, a photo brings to mind his father, a soldier

REMEMBRANCE Sunday. The old chaps - I include myself - come to sing "I vow to thee, my country". The church aches with Georgian sadness. Medals glitter. Memory holds the door. In the pulpit, I repeat myself unashamedly; for we all like to sing and hear what we have heard and sung before. The November day, too, is carefully unoriginal. I doubt if anyone present can put a face to the names on the war memorial.

Jesus was against looking back: "Remember Lot's wife!" And, beautifully: ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Assistant Chaplain & UK Director

London and Home Counties

Zacharias Trust Assistant Chaplain & UK Director Salary: £45,000-£47,500 plus benefits (experience dependent) Oxford (37.5 hours per week) We have an exciting opportunity for an Assist...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Making money work for others

Making money work for others

Continuing our Lent series on aspects of money, Matthew Bishop explores the links between philanthropy and faith  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Doing without bacon rolls and paintball

To base ‘men’s ministry’ on tired stereotypes is not necessary, and may be unhelpful, argues Anne Bennett  Subscribe to read more

Sun 26 Mar 17 @ 20:15
Chapel to be revealed after 125 years https://t.co/HWPwxlYdwB

Sun 26 Mar 17 @ 16:08
No easy fixes for preventing abuse, warns Australian Primate Freier https://t.co/tkI85yUfPi