Deborah Gyapong on The Anglo-Catholic’s Hiatus

Deborah Gyapong comments on her blog, Foolishness to the world, on the breaking events of this morning: The Anglo-Catholic blog is officially on hiatus now, first with Fr. Christopher Phillips announcement that he was taking a break, then with moderator Christian Campbell’s announcement. First of all, I want to thank Christian Campbell for creating and hosting the…

Clergy Told: Never Be Alone with Children

Is it not sad that things have come to this? Clergy will be reminded never to be alone with children under new rules proposed by an inquiry into sexual abuse in the Church of England. They will also be expected to keep records of all meetings with parishioners, while priests accused of abuse will be immediately…

Fr Christopher Phillips Leaves The Anglo-Catholic

And as I said when Deborah Gyapong announced her hiatus from the Anglo-Catholic blog: Good! The blog is but a shadow of what it once was and with them (Deborah Gyapong and Fr Phillips) gone, there will not be much going on that is worth your while. But fear not, there are still plenty of ways to follow Fr Phillips: I’ve…

Rhythm, Repetition, and the ‘Book of Common Prayer’

The distinctive aspect of the Cranmer liturgy is that it is in English — and a particular form of stately English whose wording may seem antique but whose rhythms retain a classic beauty. I wouldn’t, and can’t, write the same way. Yet passages like those after the jump have stuck in my mind as the…

The New Ordinariate Office

For the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. We’ve had space to work in the offices of the Bishops’ Conference since January 2011, but now we’ve very kindly been given use of our own room there, which should give us a little more scope as things continue to grow. And it has this for…

The Importance of Having a Prayer Corner

Ascending Mount Carmel: “But thou when thou shalt pray, enter into thy chamber, and having shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret will repay thee.” (Matt. 6:6) In our age, solitude is not an easy treasure to find.  Most of us cannot live in a manner…