Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill

Christianity is a religion which concerns us as we are here and now, creatures of body and soul. We do not “follow the footsteps of his most holy life” by the exercise of a trained religious imagination, but by treading the firm, rough earth, up hill and...
Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich

The Saint of the Month for May, I thought, should be Julian of Norwich. There were several that I could have written about but with our recent situation I thought she would be perhaps someone we could identify with. The words that on reading struck me were these: For...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German evangelical pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship...
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,...
St Thomas Aquinas

St Thomas Aquinas

When we explore the writings of the Saints, it must be said that the collection of words and thoughts by some of the wisest men and women in Christian history, from it’s origins until the present day, will give some inkling to the enquirer of that life, which is...
Mary Slessor – Missionary

Mary Slessor – Missionary

Mary Slessor was born on 2 December 1848 to a poor working-class family, in the slums of Dundee. Mary’s father and two brothers died of pneumonia, leaving behind only Mary, her mother, and two sisters. By age fourteen, Mary had become a skilled jute worker,...