Trushare Files  No. 221


NEW DIRECTIONS: October 2013





And so it continues

Simon Killwick considers where we are with the women bishops legislation
What's the story? Nicholas Turner explains some early implications of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
Keep the faith! Alan Rabjohns reports from the Governing Body of the Church in Wales
Brightest and best Grant Naylor  on St Cuthbert's Day 2013
Another 'cunning plan' Alan Edwards wonders if it is all a conspiracy

An old fashioned liberal

Peter Mullen on the news from Wales

This holy place Paul McLaren-Cook invites readers to Ascot Priory
A future full of hope? Nicholas Stebbing CR considers the future of the Religious Life
The Church in Wales A statement by Forward in Faith
Fortified churches of the Rouergue built for worship and protection
The end of summer A poem by Peter Mullen
views, reviews and previews

Art: Owen Higgs on Club to Catwalk
Material for Advent: George Nairn-Briggs on Expecting Christ
Books: The Bishop of Richborough on John of Avila
Ian McCormack on Sexual Politics in the Church of England
Dewi Hopkins on
Love is His Meaning

Richard Norman on The call to hospitality
Peter Westfield on Rules for Reverends

Go make disciples of all nations! Alice Christofi is inspired by World Youth Day
Building love in the church John Twisleton travels to Jerusalem for an ecumenical pilgrimage


GHOSTLY COUNSEL Andy Hawes considers Remembrance
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS Arthur Middleton offers extracts from the writings of Bl John Henry Newman
SECULAR LITURGIES Tom Sutcliffe considers Simon Callow and Wagner

Christopher Smith on writing to the newspapers

BOOK OF THE MONTH Barry A. Orford considers the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan
TOUCHING PLACE Simon Cotton on St Mary, Bruton, Somerset
DEVOTIONAL Evelyn Underhill  on Worship


Thought for the day


Rowan Esychiastion



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
















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