Category Archives: Mary

Dedicated to Mary

      It is well known that a large number of Anglican churches are dedicated to Mary. From a humble remote chapel, to splendid cathedrals such as Lincoln or Salisbury we find dedications to the Blessed Virgin. In England … Continue reading

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Mary, dragging down tyrants

Socialist politics and outlook have had a part in Anglicanism for many years. In the early years of the twentieth century a number of Anglo Catholic priests, no doubt influenced by the political rise of socialism and the social conditions … Continue reading

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What a debt we owe her! Anglican Archbishops on Mary

Archbishops of Canterbury have spoken or written about Mary. Our series on Mary in the Anglican Tradition continues with words from three different Archbishops of Canterbury, looking at Mary from three differing perspectives. First of all Edward White Benson, Archbishop … Continue reading

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The exotic and the baroque Mary

A parish in my own diocese has…advertised a Mass for ‘the maintenance of Catholic Faith and Order in the Church of England’ complete with a ‘procession to the crowned statue of our Lady Queen of Heaven’ and ‘veneration of the … Continue reading

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Mary’s welcome in Anglican Churches

In recent years many churches of the Church of England have been opening their doors more often for occasional callers to find peace and quiet. The churches are encouraging a message of welcome to all, and in some cases a … Continue reading

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Ladyewell Pilgrimage 2019

We enjoyed a pilgrimage day of joy, peace and prayer at Ladyewell. Each year in May, Mary’s month we go on pilgrimage to Ladyewell from St Chrysostom’s and meet with other pilgrims as part of our pilgrimage. This year we … Continue reading

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Bless├Ęd was the breast that fed thee

The ‘long eighteenth century’ in the Anglican church is sometimes portrayed, incorrectly it should be said, as a time of spiritual dearth. The style of worship, and of church life was often very different from today but there is ample … Continue reading

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