Tag Archives: Liturgy

Why I’d Rather Have A Funeral Than A Celebration Of My Life

This week, I heard an announcement of a state funeral for a significant member of the community, who had recently died.   The radio announcer said “There will be a ‘celebration of the life of ‘X’’ in the Recital Centre. … Continue reading

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Church of England: The problem with its Clergy and its Cultured Despisers

I am reading a book on ‘The English’ first published in 1998 by Jeremy Paxton. He deals in chapter 6 with the Church of England. He quotes a conversation he had.  “I once asked the Bishop of Oxford what you … Continue reading

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Boredom, Engagement and Fear in Church

Reflection 30th October 2011 I know a funny story about our perception of the passage of time. It comes from the ‘My Word’ programme. I think it was Dennis Norden who said ‘Going to a Wagner opera is like this: … Continue reading

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