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There Once was a Bishop of Carthage…

There are four saints in our church calendar with the name Cyprian, and even more in other local calendars. Today we celebrate the memory of St Cyprian of Carthage, Bishop & Martyr, and Father of the Church. What do we know about St Cyprian? Well, quite a bit, actually. He was born near the beginning […]

Breakfast with Mum

Some years ago I came across the anecdote of a woman who, one day, had arranged to take the morning off work. She had told her employer that she needed the time to observe an annual tradition of going out to have a special breakfast for her mother’s birthday. Naturally, her boss was more than […]

Saints of the Isles

Last September, Bishop Gregory charged me with the task of compiling a list of saints of the British Isles for inclusion in the liturgical calendar of our jurisdiction. After ten months of dedicated and successful procrastination, I began work on this towards the end of July this year. As the bishop needed this list by […]


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