Trushare Files  No. 203



April 2012




Religious life: 'a thing of the past'?

Peter CSWG considers the future of Anglican Religious Communities

Royal Visit

To be a deacon Richard Norman reflects on the nature of the diaconate
Delay Nicholas Turner on why the proponents of women bishops are causing their progress to be delayed
Anglican Patrimony Christopher Trundle on on the Marriage Service in the Book of Common Prayer
Hacking Alan Edwards on being hacked off
Swedish reflections Hanna Hart examines the lessons to be learnt from the Church of Sweden
Things visible and invisible Tony Delves explains why we must counteract the forces of spin
In the footseps of St Vincent de Paul Alexander Robertson and Tony Wintle report on a pilgrimage to Paris
Summer Lovin' David Clues on the debates about marriage and civil partnerships
At the centre of our vocation Sister Mary Michael CHC on a New Oxford Movement and the need for a re-formation of the religious life
St George images of England's Patron
Tribute to Rowan Williams Simon Killwick  reacts to the announcement that the Archbishop of Canterbury is to step down
Views, reviews & previews
Art: Owen Higgs on Lucian Freud; Richard Norman on Hajj
Books: Stephen Gallagher on Youth Ministry; John Richardson on The Church, Women Bishops and Provision; Alexander Robertson on Stephen Dykes Bower; George Nairn-Briggs on Bishops; John Turnbull on Queen Elizabeth II and her Church; Ian McCormack on Cardinal Newman
All 4 Jesus Chris Verity on the Glastonbury Pilgrimage
Holy Faith Stella Pendleton on a new online resource
Newman the Calvinist Denis Desert on Calvinism and Newman
Looking to the future Grant Naylor on the work of the Cleaver Trust
St David The restored Shrine of St David

Tribute to Rowan Williams


FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton on continuity in the episcopal office
DEVOTIONAL Evelyn Underhill on the mastery of time
GHOSTLY COUNSEL Andy Hawes on on being an Easter people
THE WAY WE LIVE NOW Christopher Smith on the joy of stats
BOOK OF THE MONTH Peter Anthony reviews Parallel Lives of Jesus: Four Gospels, one story

Tom Sutcliffe takes a critical look at the future of opera

TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on Holy Rood, Daglingworth

30 days




FiF Update



Sermon Salad: 
an Hors d'oeuvre 
of over three hundred homilies for many occasions


The Society is launched in Southwell and Nottingham

The Mission Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda was officially launched in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham on Monday 30 January 2012, after Evensong in the Minster. Many members of the Society were present, along with Bishop Paul Butler (the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham), Bishop Martyn Jarrett and Reverend Mother and the Sisters of the Community of the Holy Cross. Fr Nicolas Spicer, Vicar of Worksop Priory, welcomed everyone to the Minster on behalf of the Cathedral staff and introduced our episcopal guests. Both Bishops spoke encouragingly about the Society and about how it was hoped that the Society would help to maintain the diversity which has always marked the Church of England. As with any good Catholic meeting, the wine flowed in abundance. Grateful thanks are offered to all at the Cathedral and beyond who helped to make the evening a memorable one.





























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