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Good Disagreement?

Archbishop Justin Pope Francis

The General Synod of the Church of England voted yesterday to allow women bishops: House of Bishops: Yes 37 No 2 Abstentions 1 House of Clergy: Yes 162 No 25 Abstentions 4 House of Laity: Yes 152 No 45 Abstentions 5 Archbishop Justin Welby said: Today is the completion of what was begun over …Continue Reading

Children In Church

Children In Church

The above image is doing the rounds on social media (is this the original source?) I want to add this site’s weight to the including of children in liturgy; to the inclusion of all God’s children in liturgy; to the inclusion of all in the child-like actions of liturgy… TO THE PARENTS OF OUR YOUNGContinue Reading

Obsession With Rules?


From time to time people criticise that we discuss liturgical and other church rules here. The word “rule” seems to be enough to get some people going; to get their backs up… Jesus is brought up pretty quickly as a breaker and ignorer of rules… Following rules is also pretty quickly identified with straining outContinue Reading

Saint Benedict

Benedict Medal

Today, July 11, is the feast of St Benedict (480 – 547). Benedict describes a “middle way”, via media, bringing together positive ends – not either/or, but both/and. Community and solitude. Prayer and work. And so forth. He has a stress on the daily office, and on reading the scriptures in such a way asContinue Reading

Sea Sunday

Sea Sunday

In a recent conversation with a group of relatively-newly-ordained clergy I happened to be talking about the Three Year/Revised Common Lectionary and how the readings, especially in Ordinary Time, run independently. One priest in particular found this very freeing. This person had been sweating week by week to try and find a theme or somethingContinue Reading

Priest Receives Last?


From time to time I see the priest receiving communion last. Some clergy don’t just do this, but strongly advocate it: priests who receive first are apparently not doing it right; I am told that the priest receiving last is the way I should do it. Apparently, this is a sign of humility. And theContinue Reading

We Dropped Some Sundays

Calendar March

Did you know you won’t read the readings for Ordinary Sunday 9 in the next 25 years?! And the next time you read the readings for the 10th Ordinary Sunday will be in 2035? At the outset, two things: for a number of reasons, I think the 3 Year Sunday reading cycle (and its twin,Continue Reading

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