Guys and clocks; Carnival is not over; Little and large; The right tackle
Beaming bright; Joint commemoration; Christian’s acre; De profundis; The Scandi way
Joyful meeting; Soup and a frisson; Not just statistics; Somebody else’s book; Prayer intention
Hymn revival; Eat, Meet, and Sing; Bargain buy; Wot, no Eeyore?
Cave canem; Beneath the crown; Temperature envy; Cromwellian wannabe; Be our light; Intoxicated livestock
Poet of faith
OUR local poetry group made sure that we had good seats for the première of a new play, Sand in the Sandwiches, at the Oxford Playhouse. Edward Fox provided a satisfyingly convincing portrayal of the much-loved and roguish former Poet Laureate John Betjeman, with a script written by th...
Art of lying; Parish pooch; Back to basics
OP sauce; Warm in Wales; Mad, mad monks; Discerning drivers
Runaway success; Value of maturity; Let’s talk; Media-friendly; Influential couple
Choosy chooks; Be my guest; Out of the depths; Marine encounter; Fowl freeloader
A COUPLE of months ago, at the end of the parish communion in our church, I realised that not one of the seven people who played a public part in its leadership — preaching, presiding, reading a lesson, leading the intercessions — was male. I asked several people at coffee afterwards whe...