Action against actions

Oct 15, 2020 by

by Stephen Kneale: I have nothing against all-age services and that. Of course I don’t. We do them ourselves. I think there are some very good things about them. If they are done right, I don’t think they have to be to the detriment of the adults in the room. They can be properly inclusive. But, of course, they’re not always done very well. Quite often they are just aimed at the children. All that is fine for the kids, but one has to be aware of the adults without kids in the room sitting...

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Songs of praise as £2m lifeline helps preserve cathedral choir tradition

Jul 13, 2020 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: With professional singers on furlough and income plunging, a £2m fund from the Church Commissioners eases fears for the future. For almost four months their voices have been heard only from bedrooms and kitchens instead of soaring from the choir stalls of England’s magnificent cathedrals. Amid uncertainty as to when they will be able to perform again, a growing black hole in cathedral finances from Covid-19 has raised fears about the future of their famed choirs....

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Why We Miss Congregational Singing

May 21, 2020 by

by Joe Deegan, The Gospel Coalition: They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. This pandemic has taken so many things away, but there’s one thing I never realized I would miss this much—congregational singing. I help lead worship at my church in Houston, so I’ve “attended” church every Sunday since the shutdown began—and it’s been one of the strangest experiences of my life. I never imagined singing for a camera with nothing but empty pews behind it. I never fully understood how...

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Can Holy Communion be celebrated remotely at home?

Mar 26, 2020 by

Different views from two evangelicals: Can Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Go Online? By Bobby Jamieson, The Gospel Coalition: The Lord’s Supper enacts the church’s unity. It consummates the church’s oneness. It gathers up the many who partake of the same elements together, in the same place, and makes them one. (So if baptism binds the one to the many, the Lord’s Supper makes the many one.) So to make the Lord’s Supper into something other than a meal of the whole church, sitting down together...

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Middle-class patriotism goes underground

Feb 10, 2020 by

by Ed West, UnHerd: If you’re in London on the first Thursday of the month I highly recommend Evensong at St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield. The Norman church dates back to 1123 and a man called Rahere, who may have been a courtier or even a jester, and who had fallen sick while on pilgrimage to Rome. Pledging to build a priory when he returned if he survived his illness, Rahere convinced his friend Henry I to give him the land. Almost 900 years later and, well, not that much has changed....

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Sound of Glory

Sep 19, 2019 by

From Core Issues Trust. Warsaw’s Church of Glory leads Praise Evening with Matthew Grech. On Saturday 21st September at 7.00 UK time (8.00 pm CEST), Church of Glory will host “Gay Yesterday” in an evening of worship and praise. Watch the LIVE STREAM here Included in the concert will be a time of testimonies, and prayer. ***We welcome also for this special night guests from Malta and the U.K. who will be ministering along with Sound of Glory, and speaking*** From the U.K: Dr. Mike...

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