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St Swithun's 'ox'

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10 August 2012

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From Canon Andrew Greany

Sir, - Many people associated with Old St Martin's in the Cornmarket, Worcester, will have been intrigued to read of "Monahan's Model" (Diary, 6 July). Fr Monahan was Rector of St Swithun's with Old St Martin's, Worcester, from 1902 to 1946, and was, among other things, responsible for St Swithun's Prayer Book, beloved of many Anglo-Catholics.

Today, St Swithun's is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, but Old St Martin's, though served by only one non-stipendiary "ox" in the form of an "Associate Priest", still has a tabernacle, and Benedic­tion of the Blessed Sacrament once a month. The congregation, in col­laboration with others of good will in Worcester, is now planning a substantial project to renew the parish room and churchyard garden for the benefit of the local com­munity.
ANDREW GREANY
Chaplain's House
Laslett's Almshouses
Union Street, Worcester WR1 2AS

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