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Quotes of the week

06 May 2022


The good Lord is late. I have the feeling he has forgotten me

Sister André, a French nun aged 118, who last week became the world’s oldest known living person, Le Figaro quoted in The Times, 28 April

Nurturing that which is good in the life of the Church of England should be a conservative desire: the parish system, the relationship with the Crown, support for the armed forces, the Book of Common Prayer, cathedrals. These are authentically conservative aspects of the Church of England which should be cherished and encouraged

Laudable Practice, The Critic, 2 May

When people say that religion and politics don’t mix, I wonder which Bible it is they are reading

Desmond Tutu, quoted by the Bishop of Worcester, Letters, The Times, 22 April

We are not an easy organisation to work with

Julie Conalty, Bishop of Birkenhead, on finding a new head of safeguarding, Radio 4 Sunday programme, 24 April

Q: What is the funniest thing that has happened in your job?
A: Asking a witness in court whether he wanted to swear or affirm, only to get the answer: “Well, last time, I swore on the Bible and the judge didn’t believe me.” It wasn’t a great start to his evidence

Helen Evans QC, “Lawyer of the Week”, The Times, 28 April

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