Monthly Archives: March 2014

I vow to thee my country

The unravelling of the relationship between the Church and the State in Britain has accelerated rapidly in the last thirty years. But the process has been going on rather longer than we care to remember. I don’t mean that disestablishment … Continue reading

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Ordinariate Pilgrims of faith

At the beginning of Lent around 500 people were present at Southwark Cathedral for their Rite of Election. Among these 500 are Catechumens – those who have come from unbelief and are to be baptised at Easter – and Candidates … Continue reading

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The Lenten Fast

Robert Herrick (1592-1674) was an Anglican cleric of the 17th century. He was vicar of Dean Prior in the county of Devon. From this parish he was ejected by the Puritans and restored by King Charles II. This poem appears … Continue reading

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Nicholas Ferrar: a call to holiness in difficult times

In 1625 the Ferrar family purchased the manor house and church at Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire, nor far from Cambridge. Nicholas Ferrar had prospects at the royal court, but with the loss of the family fortune, he retired to Little … Continue reading

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