Dame Mary Tanner DBE (left) has been a member of ARCIC and of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches since the 1970s, and now one of its Co-Presidents. She has been a visiting professor at the General Seminary, New York, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Israel and the Angelicum in Rome. Consultant to the Windsor Continuation Group, she remains the Anglican Communion’s leading ecumenist.

The Revd Dr Mike Keulemans assists in the Lianfyllin Deanery of the Diocese of St Asaph and worships at Holy Trinity, Oswestry on his Sundays of. He is also UK Commissary for the Bishop of Gusau, Church of Nigeria.

Fr Jonathan Beswick SSC is the parish priest of St Barnabas, Jericho, in the city and diocese of Oxford Further trials and tribulations in the preparation for Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain, as well as hopes and excitement – from an uncluttered Catholic perspective – can be read on Joanna Bogle’s entertaining blog <http://>

Mrs Margaret Laird was made a member of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours of 1999 for her work as Third Church Commissioner.

The Rt Revd Robert Mercer (right) was the fourth Bishop of  Matabeleland from 1977– 87, and then bishop of the continuing Anglican Catholic Church of Canada till 2005; a member of the Community of the Resurrection.




Cover photo The annual The Corpus Christi procession in Grainau, Germany. ND


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