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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

What to Wear? Part 2

What to Wear? Part 2

You may not believe, dear reader, that the core content of this post was planned well before the Church of England gained publicity for, at the meeting of its General Synod, debating what clergy are to wear at services. I wasn’t even aware this debate was coming! Prescience? Prophecy? The 1559 Book of Common Prayer… Continue Reading

Matthew in Slow Motion 17

Matthew in Slow Motion 17

When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: “And you, Bethlehem,… Continue Reading

A Female Christ and Dr Who

A Female Christ and Dr Who

Yesterday, I started the day by joining a discussion that interlocked The Doctor being regenerated as a woman, women priests, and the possibility that if the incarnation happened today this could be a female. Having made my comments, I soon discovered that I had inadvertently joined a discussion not of a hypothetical female incarnation of… Continue Reading

Rubrics and Grammar 3

Rubrics and Grammar 3

This is the third post in a series where I have been following my model of liturgy (communal worship) as being like a language – the language of liturgy being primarily the symbols, signs, gestures, etc. accompanied by words. In this context, I proposed thinking of the rules of liturgy (the rubrics) more as being… Continue Reading

Clergy Status Anxiety

Clergy Status Anxiety

Recent “energetic” discussions (most energy has been off this site – this is a more-light-than-heat site) about mitres and vestments (yes there will be a further post about vesture here) reminded me of a post which today I’m reblogging in the spirit of throwback Thursday. Associated with this, the discussions have included energy when correct… Continue Reading

Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 15th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God, you shine the light of your truth so that any who stray into error may be able to return to the right path, grant that all who profess the Christian faith may reject whatever is contrary to the name of… Continue Reading




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