Tag Archives: Church trappings

Hanging Pyx Revisited

Until now, I was unaware of an article on the subject of the hanging pyx, nearly two years old, but which very kindly mentions my humble chapel in France – The Hanging Pyx – a part of the Anglican patrimony. There … Continue reading

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Make or Buy?

I am lucky enough to have spent most of my childhood making things and (re)inventing my own way of life. There have recently been some kind comments about my chapel on Facebook as well as a question about whether I … Continue reading

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Temporary Altars

I am overjoyed that the Anglican Catholic Fellowship (our diocese in England)  is ministering to house groups and isolated folk. One such group is being established in Whitby, the north-eastern port that represents my own roots and means a great … Continue reading

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Bells and Smells?

Many of them, like Fr. Chadwick, are there [in the ACC] mainly because of the “smells and bells.” * * * Mmm… I am very rarely in England these days, so joining a Church because it uses incense and jangles … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts and our Churches

The Arts & Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century is one of my recurring themes. Here is what I have already written related to this subject. In its time, it mainly concerned the homes of the well-to-do, those who … Continue reading

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Liturgical Colours

I recommend a look at The Colours of the Church Year in Full Homely Divinity. It depends what we’ve got in our sacristies and what’s wearing out. On the other hand, it gives some ideas for when we feel inclined … Continue reading

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Medieval Vestments

Modern Medievalism has a new article A look into the medieval parish church’s vestry: on vestments. The article is beautifully presented and illustrated. The explanations are very valuable, especially at an age where we can begin to wonder whether liturgical … Continue reading

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