The choice of the new books

The choice of the new books

Reimagining Worship (Canterbury Press) describes itself as a handbook for those who want to ‘offer worship that is authentically biblical and traditional, contemporary and engaged’. To a large extent the members of the Group for the Renewal of Worship who have contributed to this book have achieved their aim. Clergy, readers and all involved in […]

Sometimes our judges get it right

By Peter Mullen   Last week the Court of Appeal turned down an application from Noel Conway, who is dying, to allow doctors to help him do this legally. The Court declared that Parliament is a “better forum” than the courts for deciding on the matter of assisted suicide. It is Parliament that makes our […]

Sharing the message today

Sharing the message today

By Andy Frost My mum tells me that when I was a child, I used to get very emotional at nursery as classic fairy tales were read from the front to a wrapt audience of three- and four-year-olds. Stories like Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. As I now read these stories with […]

Review: Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House ★★★★★

Review: Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House ★★★★★

Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House – ★★★★★ By Peter May The current production of Don Giovanni at the royal Opera House with only one date remaining  (17th July) was a musical delight.   Mozart’s and Lorenzo da Ponte’s collaboration of this opera was brilliantly shown in this production, both in stage set design and direction   The cast were hand picked for this production and it showed in […]

Scarecrows lead parish church’s Mission Action Plan

Scarecrows lead parish church’s Mission Action Plan

St Katherine’s, Blackrod, hosted their 12th annual scarecrow festival raising thousands of pounds for their church and the village community. Organiser and PCC Treasurer Jean Hibbert emphasised that the festival, tried originally as a one-off event, is now helping the parish to fulfil its Mission Action Plan. “We’re looking for new ways, through the Mission […]

Faith comes into play in cricket

Faith comes into play in cricket

BARONESS SCOTLAND led the teams out last Friday as she unveiled the new Commonwealth Secretariat initiative ‘Peace at the Crease’. The home of English cricket, Lord’s, was the venue for the match between The Vatican (St Peter’s) and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s joint XI cricket team versus an inter-faith team featuring members of the Muslim, […]

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret review ★★★★

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret review ★★★★

Weimar Cabaret By Peter May He may have sadly retired his beloved Dame Edna Everage character but the Moony Ponds creation still got a mention in this entertaining cabaret. Barry Humphries returns two years on from its debut at the Cadogan Hall but this time in the vast spaces of the Barbican Theatre. Dressed in […]

Sunday Service

8th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 11) — Sunday 22nd July 2018   Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   In Ephesians 2:11-22 we see that by the cross, Christ has reconciled both Jews and Gentiles to God, and to one another, as his united household. In verse 11, Paul tells us directly what he […]

The Spiritual Director

By the Rev Dr Liz Hoare   For a long time talk of death and dying has been a taboo subject in our society, but I wonder if there is a change in the air? I have been given two books recently, one by Philip Giddings and one by John Wyatt, both Christians, both tackling […]

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