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James Wood writes in The New Yorker about God Talk: The Book of Common Prayer at three hundred and fifty.

Bosco Peters has written this Open Letter to ACC15 (the Anglican Consultative Council which is meeting in New Zealand from 27 October to 7 November. The letter is “a passionate request that you revise the Anglican five-fold mission statement and explicitly include worship/liturgy.”

David Conn of The Guardian has interviewed the Bishop of Liverpool: Hillsborough panel chairman: ‘This is what the church should be doing’.

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Appreciated the piece from the New Yorker, many thanks for pointing it out. Sigh. Maybe it’s time to renew my subscription after all these years. It was just that – that kind of dedicated leisure reading came to seem a luxury over the years, with the latest IBM developer’s “Red Book” seeming more pressing.

Anyway, he mentioned the 1550 removal of altars from all churches, being replaced by tables. When did altars come back? My childhood parish church (now a national historic site, and no, not because *I* was there, ha!) definitely had something we referred to as the altar: http://anglican.orgfree.com/stjude.htm

John
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John

Jones is deeply impressive. And he can connect with the general public without pandering (note to Sentamu). Let’s hope ‘The Guardian’ knows something.

Tim Chesterton
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Randal, the altars came back under Archbishop Laud in the 17th century.

I remember being quite impressed that the makers of the movie ‘Shakespeare in Love’ knew that there would have been a wooden communion table, not a stone altar, in the chancel of a church in Shakespeare’s day.

Jean Mayland
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Jean Mayland

He would make an excellent Archbishop of Canterbury.He is the only one of the bench I know who could heal relationships with Society in England and also have the wisdom to deal with the Anglican Communion.

Laurence Roberts
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Laurence Roberts

Liverpool is impressive. i want an Evo. I want him. His Hillsborough work has been so deep and good. With signs following. . .