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4 LEAD STORY Delegation will not do SIMON KILLWICK reminds readers why our bishops need jurisdiction


6 You don’t have to be a priest to work here – but it helps CLARE RABJOHNS calls for more work for the laity


7 Reflections on the Diaconate REBECCA SWYER


on the unique call of the diaconate


8 Anglican Patrimony CHRISTOPHER TRUNDLE


Considers the work of Ray Palmer


8 AV and ABV ALAN EDWARDS


on beer and the bible


9 The New Oxford Movement IAN MCCORMACK


reports on a gathering of young Anglo-Catholics


11 The Mission of the Good Shepherd SIMON MORRIS


looks forward in mission


13 Blessing the Void NICHOLAS TURNER


considers the problem of civil partnerships


14 Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ THOMAS SEVILLE AND PHILIP NORTH


report on the General Synod debate April 2011


17 The Cure of Souls A CURATE


reflects on his life in the parish


17 Our Lady of Akita A Japanese Miracle


18 A day out in the Wolds the Churches of the Wolds


21 Quarantine BROOKE LUNN


reflects on the Eucharistic fast


22 Views, reviews & previews ART:Owen Higgs on Watercolour DVDS: Richard Norman on KJB


Te Book that Changed the World MUSIC: Christian Stobbs on Te Word Revealed, Peter Westfield


on Nobody’s Child BOOKS: Edward Martin on Te Holy


Bible Quatercentenary Edition, Janet Backman on New Monasticism, Ian McCormack on Mission


regulars


10 FAITH OF OUR FATHERS ARTHUR MIDDLETON on the Authorised Version


12 DEVOTIONAL A M RAMSEY Te Resurrection of Christ


12 GHOSTLY COUNSEL ANDY HAWES on Holy Week


19 THE WAY WE LIVE NOW GEOFFREY KIRK on the weakness of the arguments for the ordination of women


DIRECTORY 30 DAYS


EDITORIAL LETTERS


Accomplished, John Turnbull on Christ our High Priest, John Twisleton on Te Mindful Way Trough Depression and Candle Bible


29 The Next Battleground NICHOLAS TURNER


considers science and free will


30 From elsewhere PETER RAMSDEN from PNG NICOLAS STEBBING from Zimbabwe


34 ‘The Good Book’ ALAN EDWARDS


on the study of scripture


30 Thy Kingdom come RICHARD NORMAN


reminds us of the importance of eschatology in the Gosels


I and not content


once jokingly declared, at a Deanery Synod (what I was doing at a Deanery Synod is beyond me, but Father knows best), that I watched the television series Waterloo Road to


find out what goes on in our nation’s schools. I thought this was a rather amusing thing to say as we tucked in to stale biscuits and what I think was coffee. I was quickly put in my place as I was informed that not one but two of those gathered in the cold church hall had been ‘technical advisors’ to the show. Indeed, I was reassured, it was all real...well, almost all of it. Of course, television could very well be the only way


in which we find out how other people live their lives. I base much of what I think about how people lived at the beginning of the twentieth century on episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs. I oſten wonder what life would have been like as Mrs Hodges (although my walnut cake isn’t a patch on hers) or perhaps Lady Marjorie (dashing about to Conservative


FOOTNOTES FIF UPDATE


LAST CHRONICLE PEVS’ DIARIES


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27 BOOK OF THE MONTH PHILIP CORBETT on on books about the King James Version


28 SECULAR LITURGIES TOM SUTCLIFFE on Anna Nicole, Te Opera


33 SACRED VISION SHEONAGH FERGUSON on Our Lady of Egmanton


35 TOUCHING PLACE SIMON COTTON on St John Baptist, Barnack


ladies lunches). But for now back to the modern world. Te ups and


downs of the staff of Waterloo Road are enough to entertain alone, never mind the teenage angst of most of the pupils.


In recent episodes the school has grappled with the idea of single sex education, or as it is rather sensationally described by the teachers ‘segregation’. For some time it has been suggested that boys and girls educated separately do beter and are enabled to develop and learn more fully. Te producers of Waterloo Road seem bent on proving that this is not the case and so the boys are given mentors and media tasks and the girls are encouraged to produce a fashion show, neither group with any success. All that being said I do find


Waterloo Road entertaining, it bears litle resemblance to my own time at school and I susect litle to many people’s


schooling. I susect sadly that it does bear some resemblance to the truth today...and if so we should all be concerned.


Petra Robinson ND April 2011 ■ newdirections ■ 3


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