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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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Feeling boxed-inIT IS odd, but actually quite agree­able, living in limbo. I finished my job in Moulse­coomb in April, but, because of my sabbatical, summer holidays, and my “putting-in” bishop’s own sab­batical, I am not starting my new job as Rector of Uckfield until 21 September. It has been surp...

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Full circleI HAVE a strong sense of déjà vu — and not only because I’m writing a Church Times Diary column again (the first for eight years). We’re back in the village in north Devon where we first holidayed just before the Beloved’s appointment to London was announced; there is a synchronicity in b...

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DID City workers, I wonder, break earlier for lunch in 1916?

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Exchange of views; Literal believer; Religious ferment; Lost references

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It’s all in the game; Cornish reverie; One more step. . . ; Rare sighting

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Forgive us our shinsJOHN B. TAYLOR — “JBT” to his friends — was a former bishop of St Albans who died last month. The Church Times obituary (Gazette, 1 July) captured the essence of a man who was a rare combination of char­­a­cter­istics: brilliant scholar, devout Evangelical Christian, and whatever...

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Meaningful presence“WHAT is the Church for?” is a question that I have posed with a certain pompous rhetorical flourish in more than one sermon; and it was a question I was pondering when I first went to St George’s, Venice. There has been an English-speaking Christian presence in the Veneto for cen...

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Back with the brethren I WAS back in Boston in May to spend some time with the members of the Society of St John the Evan­gelist at their monastery in Cam­bridge, and to continue work on the Cowley Project. Since my last visit, a new Superior has been elected, and now Brother James Koester SSJE lead...

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Tempus fugitA MERE 500 issues back, I noted in this column that milestones in the history of the Church Times had a way of creeping up on its editorial staff while they were minding other people’s business. That seems to be even more ap­­plic­­able to the current, 8000th, issue, in all its multi-pla...

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