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Rescue a Carol?

When Percy Dearmer and Martin Shaw edited the Oxford Book of Carols in 1928 they declined to include Away in a Manger and Silent Night judging that they were ‘too vulgar’, and ‘unlikely to survive the passage of years.’ Now, of course, very few collections … Continue reading

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White Lent: Now quit your care

Lent is often a time of paradox. On Ash Wednesday we hear the words of Jesus Christ calling us not to be like hypocrites who “disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting” then we mark our foreheads with … Continue reading

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