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Parishes recruiting a ‘minister’

Your answersI note that many advertisements for vacancies require a “minister”, whereas it is almost certain that they do not want a lay minister or a deacon, but a priest. Are these attempts to undermine the Catholic orders of the Church?   I would suggest that these are attempts to make the ads mo...

Form of address

What is the correct form of address for an archdeacon who is also a canon and holds a Ph.D. in theology?   Should I ever meet Canon the Venerable Dr John Smith I hope that he would allow me to call him John.Ted HarrisonAberystwyth, Ceredigion   We called her Sheila.(The Revd Dr) David VannerleySwale...

Habits in heaven

Your answers: What, if any, are the biblical teach­ings and the teachings of the Church on the question whether we will eat, drink, and sleep in heaven — three activities I am particularly fond of on earth?

A bishop’s hovering hands

At a recent confirmation the officiating bishop held his hands an inch or so over the heads of the candidates rather than on their heads. Is his act valid, given that the Prayer Book states that he will lay his hand on the candidate’s head?

Heart of the Office

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Is the psalmody in Morning and Evening Prayer on Sunday, whether said or sung, optional or mandatory? [

Psalms at the Sunday Offices  

Your answers on whether psalmody is mandatory and the anniversary of the resurrection 

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ALLS. The Revd Anna Alls, Assistant Curate of Brinsley...

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

DISCIPLESHIP, as the title of this book indicates,...

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Looking for young people? Check the choir stalls   From...

Resignations and retirements

BAKER. The Revd Dr Jenifer Baker, OLM of St John the...

13th Sunday after Trinity

13th Sunday after Trinity

Proper 16: Isaiah 58.9b-end; Psalm 103.1-8; Hebrews...

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Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

‘Discipleship’ has been much maligned of late. In a new book, Rowan Williams explains why it’s important, and what it involves  Subscribe to read more

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Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton  Read More

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