Monthly Archives: November 2018

I fell asleep and had a dream….

Actually I read this Independent article – Voting down the Brexit deal could lead to the Queen forming a new government of Remainers – here’s how The idea is that if Mrs May’s deal gets voted down in Parliament, the … Continue reading

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Revolution?

I have just found this piece on Facebook written by an Orthodox priest: These last few years the country has been is something of turmoil, what with exiting the EU, the Church of England turning itself upside down, the Labour … Continue reading

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Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

Some comments were made about the beautiful vestments used for the Sarum Mass at Hampton Court. There is a frequent argument for punishing the Church and stripping it down to nothing, a kind of creeping nihilism that has spread into … Continue reading

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Sarum Mass at Hampton Court

Yesterday, Sunday 25th November, Mass was celebrated according to the Latin Use of Salisbury with the setting Missa Puer natus est nobis by Thomas Tallis – sung by the Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal. The Mass itself was that of … Continue reading

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Populism

As events unfold in England, I find my comments columns becoming very symptomatic of the polarisation now occurring all over Europe. Most of us are too parochially-minded to see things clearly, not that I have any pretensions. We are sucked … Continue reading

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England on the Psychiatrist’s Couch

I have come across this intuitive article in the Guardian – The paranoid fantasy behind Brexit. Ironically, as I write this little posting, I am listening to a CD I have just bought of the choir of York Minister in … Continue reading

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Strangers and Foreigners

It is quite amazing to happen upon Fr Jonathan Munn’s new article “Loyal to a church that has passed away”. In this article is the eternal notion of our being foreigners and strangers in this world that exacts our compliance. … Continue reading

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