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Matthew Parris Church of England God

Matthew Parris just wants to be loved, accepted, and buried in the CofE

Matthew Parris has written a strange a piece in the Times about the Church of England: 'Anglicanism was never really about God', he decrees, with a kind of semi-detached secular-papal journalistic infallibility. His Epistle to the Thundererarians drifts between theological…
Stephen Cottrell Englishness England

The Church of Englishness

Upon reading Archbishop Stephen Cotterell’s remarks on English identity in the Telegraph, I was reminded of the time I was reading the Law Society Gazette whilst waiting for a court…
Fawlty Towers don't mention the war john cleese goose step

‘Fawlty Towers’ censored by the BBC

The famous 'Don’t mention the War' episode of the classic, brilliant comedy series 'Fawlty Towers' has been removed from the UKTV catch-up service. In that episode, hotel owner Basil Fawlty…
Nobody's Friends

Nobody knows Nobody’s Friends

People of a certain age might remember that the motorcycle patrolmen of the Automobile Association was once a common sight on British roads. Members sported badges on the fronts of…
silence rhythm

We need to make more space for silence

High School student Jack Higgins has a severe form of autism which makes him hypersensitive to noise. His graduation rite of passage was looking to be an impossible occasion, with…