Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

On the 13th of August the Church of England commemorates the life, work, and faith of Florence Nightingale OM RRC DStJ. It is no hyperbole that the nursing profession as we know it today exists largely because of Florence Nightingale. Florence was born on 12 May 1820...
Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer

If you have a spare moment in church before a service your gaze may have alighted on occasions upon the very first page of the Green Order of Service booklet. The page contains an extract from the preface to the ‘Declaration of Assent’ which is made by Deacons,...
Remembrance Sunday in Pictures

Remembrance Sunday in Pictures

Year on Year the annual Remembrance Services at 10.15am, 3.00pm and 6.30pm, with their stark and dignified silence and stillness, seem to attract ever more participants. When I hear the stories of those whose lives were affected by war, I am always taken by their...
Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary

In August the Church of England Common Worship lectionary provides for the Festival day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, – 15 August to be precise. One of the interesting principles upon which Common Worship was fashioned was ecumenical consensus; hence the switch to...