New artwork prepares for Gloucester unveiling

New artwork prepares for Gloucester unveiling

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Bishop of Gloucester have all called it ‘wonderful’. The most used word on first sight is ‘Wow!’ and the leader of one of the largest churches in the country (Holy Trinity, Cheltenham, Glos.) the Rev Canon Mark Bailey has said: “I have rarely seen a painting that […]

Sunday Readings for April 4, 2010

Sunday Readings for April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday – Year C Acts 10:34-43 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18 Fortunately for us, living at such a distance in time from the first Easter, the scriptures capture and convey to us the excitement, the immediacy, and joy of those who first heard the Gospel from those who were disciples and eyewitnesses of Jesus […]

DVD of the week: The Hurt Locker

DVD of the week: The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker Cert 15/126 mins This powerful movie was the toast of the recent Oscars ceremony, and Kathryn Bigelow walked away with the Best Director award. Her movie is very different to her main rival: Avatar, but both movies raise questions about war and US foreign policy. In this movie, we see an elite […]

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations

An Introduction to Jewish -Christian Relations, Edward Kessler Cambridge University Press, 243pp. £17.99, pb, ISBN 9780521705622; hb, £55.00. ISBN 9780521879767 If the adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” still carries any weight then this is a classic example. It was unfortunate that the author chose the famous Chagall painting for the front cover, […]

Sunday Readings for April 11, 2010

Easter 2 – Low Sunday – Year C Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 The events described at the crossing of the Red Sea form a conclusion to the narrative which is the Passover, the decisive intervention by God in the history of Israel which brought about the people’s liberation, remembered with gratitude and […]

A simple guide to other religions

A simple guide to other religions

The inside of a church or any other religious building can be daunting to newcomers. While many people may remember religious buildings from their school days, with church attendance in decline for increasing numbers how religious services operate is shrouded in a fog. However, this new book aims to lift that fog and explain the […]

An ideal Easter recipe

An ideal Easter recipe

Recipe: Roasted rack of lamb 125 gms fresh bread crumbs 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (7 bone) rack of lamb, trimmed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 125 gms fresh […]