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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...

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Art of lying; Parish pooch; Back to basics

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OP sauce; Warm in Wales; Mad, mad monks; Discerning drivers

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Runaway success; Value of maturity; Let’s talk; Media-friendly; Influential couple

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Choosy chooks; Be my guest; Out of the depths; Marine encounter; Fowl freeloader

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Double-take 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...

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Gadgets and gizmos; Traditional and proud; Best of intentions; In for a Pound

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Seeing eye to eyeEARLIER this month, we said hello to a suffragan bishop. The previous Bishop of Repton had long moved on, and we were waiting for a replacement; even at the time, I wondered “What woman will we get next?” Our diocese (Derby) was an obvious place for one of the earliest women bishops...

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Ultimate questions; Written in the stars; Beautiful world; From across the pond; Sunny side up

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Eastern promiseA COLD end to June meant that, for once, the annual round of ordinations and first masses was not spent in stiflingly hot churches. In Norwich, it was so chilly at Petertide that at least one canon was spotted sporting the Chapter’s distinctive winter fur almuce; but the Continent was...

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Jubilate, everybodyON 15 October, a large group of mostly elderly writers and composers of hymns will gather in All Souls’, Langham Place, next to Broadcasting House, to celebrate a notable event: the 50th anniversary of the publication of Youth Praise. It was, in its modest way, a landmark in the h...

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Heeding the voices of the popular revolution

Heeding the voices of the popular revolution

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The word of God grew and multiplied

The word of God grew and multiplied

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Heeding the voices of the popular revolution

The C of E must dismount its middle-class bandwagon and reconnect with the dispossessed working class, says Philip North  Read More

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