Saturday, 20 October 2012


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’.

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 11:00am BST | TrackBack
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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:

Posted by: Randal Oulton on Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 11:44am BST

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

Posted by: John on Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 12:42pm BST

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.

Posted by: Tim Chesterton on Sunday, 21 October 2012 at 9:56am BST

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.

Posted by: Jean Mayland on Sunday, 21 October 2012 at 5:17pm BST

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

Posted by: Laurence Roberts on Sunday, 21 October 2012 at 8:42pm BST
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