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Christian Journal – 1995/3 – The Rhythm of the Seasons

Christian Journal – 1995/3 – The Rhythm of the Seasons

David Adam: The Rhythm of the Seasons
Ronald Blythe: A Sacred Calendar
Hugh Monefiore: Gaia
Anthony Russell: The Church of England in the Contemporary Countryside
Terry Miller: Rural Reality
Patrick J Riley: A glance at what is happening at Glastonbury
William Denning: God’s dream
Tim Gorringe: Reflection
Geoff Smith: Prayer Walk
Bernard Saint: Touch
Margaret Cooke: Destinations
Liturgy Celebration of the Abundance of Creation. Jane Horton & Mary Robins
Film review Priest
Book review ‘Celebrating Women’ ed Hannah Ward, Jennifer Wild, Janet Morley.

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Christian Journal – 1995/4 – The New Economics

Christian Journal – 1995/4 – The New Economics

Bill Peters: Jubilee 2000
Ulrich Duchrow: Alternatives to the capitalist world market
Alison Barrett: Shared Interest
Paul Mills: An interest-free financial system
Economic correspondent: LETS create a new economy
Ashok Khosla: The kiss of death?
Julia Powell: Fairtrade
C Myers: The Kingdom of God, redistributive justice and ‘The Great Economy’
A J Lewis: Harvest Medley
Jean Barker: Spirit of Lindisfarne
Nigel Gower: To every stone its story
Jubilee Liturgy compiled by Kate Partridge
Book reviews ‘The Psychology of Religious Knowing’ Fraser Watts & Mark Williams
‘Bad Samaritans’ by Paul Vallely.

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Christian Journal – 1993/4 – The Dispossessed

Christian Journal – 1993/4 – The Dispossessed

Magali do Nascimento Cunha: Good news from the dispossessed
Lily Griffiths: East Timor’s struggle for self-determination
Eileen Barker: Armenia
Geoffrey Brogden: The cost of being different. Romany
Heather Spears: Children of the Intifada
Frank Turner, SJ: Theological Reflections
Martyn Halsall: Advent
Margaret McAllister: The Woman in Blue
Verrier Elwin: The Child and the Rood
Liturgy by Janet Hodgson
Book review
‘Din Sevak, Verrier Elwin’s life of service in tribal India’
Exhibition review
Henry Moore and the sea. Pallant House, Chichester.

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Christian Journal – 1993/3 – Music

Christian Journal – 1993/3 – Music

Jonathan Dove: Making a joyful noise
Terri Coyle: To face the music
Maggie Hamilton: Sing freedom!
Gabrielle Power: Quality versus participation?
Tony Jasper: Contemporaty Music and Protest
David Stancliffe: Tuning our lives
Mary Grey: Meditation for Annunciation – Lady Day
Stephen Tunnicliffe: Bow in the Cloud
Alex Warner: Keeper of the Bees
Alex Warner: Oh Wisdom
Liturgy 4 new hymns by June Boyce-Tillman
Book reviews
‘In tune with heaven’, Report of Archbishops’ Commission on Church Music
‘Euros Bowen. Priest-poet’ ed Cynthia & Saunders Davies
‘Approach to Murano’ Jack Clemo
‘Mass for hard times’ R S Thomas
Band review  ‘Iona. Band on the Wall’.

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Possibly a Pomegranate

Possibly a Pomegranate


Possibly a Pomegranate celebrates womankind. From ancient history to the modern day, women stride through its pages. Sometimes they dazzle us with their humour and creativity – too often overlooked by patriarchal contemporaries. At other times, their fate moves us to tears.

How rare it is to read a collection so full of calm wisdom, of a lifetime’s experiences and investigations marshalled with a clear eye for what matters and a well-honed gift for finding the words and forms to share them. This celebration of women ranges from girlhood memories and the tenderness of parenthood to the intimacies and aggravations of later years, from insight into lives in different cultures to a roll call of remarkable women through the ages in which Pope Joan rubs shoulders with Jane Austen. These are satisfying and enriching poems.  Alasdair Paterson, Uncut Poets

An assured exploration of womanhood, with poems as abundant as the fruits in the pomegranate, resonant with love, birth, death, achievement, happiness and heartbreak. Small, unnoticed moments are brought into focus and held still enough to touch. Marriage turns her sympathetic and good humoured gaze on Sappho, Cleopatra, Lot's wife, Heloise, Hildegard, Mother Julian, Grace Darling, Rosa Parkes as well as her own life, creating a rich panoply of women.    Maggie Butt, poet and novelist

Review by Pat Edwards in London Grip, September 2022.

Review by Mandy Pannett in Tears in the Fence, October 2022.

Review by Carla Scarano D'Antonio in Write out Loud, November 2022.

Review by Dilys Wood in Artemis, November 2022.

Review by Emma Lee in The Journal, November 2022.

Review by Sue Kindon in The High Window, Spring 2023.

Published by Palewell Press. There's a video of the launch here.

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Christian Journal – 1991/4 – Taking the Risk

Christian Journal – 1991/4 – Taking the Risk


Virginia Hoffman: Base Communities

Peter Price: UK and beyond

Margaret Walsh: Hope Community

Timothy Biles: Journey. A window on the Sudan

Ianthe Pratt: God talk and the community


Prabhu S Guptara: Autumn

Marjorie Idle: The Murraymint

Liturgy on the theme of Listening

Book review

‘The Church in the midst of creation’ by Vincent J Donovan.

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Christian Journal – 1992/1 – All Change in Europe

Christian Journal – 1992/1 – All Change in Europe


Charles Elliott: Ideals and Idols

Hugh Wybrew: The Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe

Stephen Platten: Spirituality and Europe. A Christian dreaming

Irina Ratushinskaya: A Problem of Two Cities

Mary Garnet: Inner Room


Jack Clemo: Sortridge Manor

John Butterfield: Euro-nightmare

Prabhu S Guptara: On seeing my first snowfall

Liturgy from ‘Women Included’

Book reviews

‘Women Included’ by the St Hilda Community

‘Patterns and examples. Quaker attitudes and European opportunities’ by Geoffrey Hubbard Swarthmore

Film review

‘Prospero’s Books’ by Peter Greenaway

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Christian Journal – 1992/2 – Nationalism and Nationality

Christian Journal – 1992/2 – Nationalism and Nationality

John Davies: Nationalism
Clare Amos: Jerusalem and Emmaus
Bruce Kent: Building a Global Village
Patrick Thomas: Keeping house in a cloud of witnesses
Brian Brown: Old Nationalism for New
Bede Smith: Remembering 1492, on the underside of history
Sandra Pollerman: Storytelling and Stories
Nadir Dinshaw: The land we love the most
Ku Song: Midday Prayer
Ku Song:  rice field
Joan Smith: Good Friday – How Steak Gorge
Elaine Miller: The Memory of Myrrh
Margaret N Newton: Old Altar Candles
Chuck Lathrop: Come and have breakfast
Kenneth C Steven: My you
Liturgy from ‘Bread for Tomorrow’
Book reviews
‘The voices of the victims’ ed Leonardo Boff & Virgil Elizondo
‘Barbed Lines’ ed Debjanis Chatterjee & Rashida Islam
‘Paradise News’ by David Lodge

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Christian Journal – 1992/3 – The Celtic Fringe

Christian Journal – 1992/3 – The Celtic Fringe

Esther de Waal: Celtic Christianity
Sean O Duinn: Celtic Spirituality
Dafydd Elis Thomas: Re-emergence of Welsh Wales
Bob Holman: Away from the Highlands and Islands tourist route
Sally Hastings: Ireland at the Crossroads
John Bell: Post mortem
R S Thomas: Afallon
R S Thomas: Retired
Davie Webster: Iona Mo Chridhe
Mary Sheepshanks: Transmission from Iona
Liturgy from Carmina Gadelica
Book reviews
‘George MacLeod’ by Ronald Ferguson
‘Sent by the Lord’ ed John Bell
‘A wide open heart’ compiled by Nadir Dinshaw.

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Christian Journal – 1992/4 – Youth Church

Christian Journal – 1992/4 – Youth Church

Carmel Heaney: Old Truths/ New Lies
Nikki Arthy: Come join the dance for justice
Brian Phillips: Taizé
Maggie Smith: L’Arche
Carol Holliday: College House
Alison Gelder: Student Cross
Claire Wilton: New Roots, Hull
Gregory Briffa: The Youth Church
Patrick Clarke: At the edge
Stephen Verney: I AM
Marshall Coombs: Early Autumn Sunlight
Robin Shirley: Quaker Apples
Geoffrey Daniel: The Diary of Anne Frank
Jack Clemo: Voyages
Liturgy  Hymn ‘We reach out hungry hands’ by Jeremy Davies
Book of photography ‘Pillars of the Church’ by Jane Bown
Video ‘Barriers or Bridges’ by the Columban Fathers
CD ‘Meditation in sound’ Virgin Classics.

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Christian Journal – 1993/1 – Work

Christian Journal – 1993/1 – Work

David Bleakley: Beyond work
Eileen Maybin: Weaving through debt
Ricarda Leask: Work
Geoffrey Brogden: Givers – not receivers. The potential of the unemployed
Robin Richardson” Quite an Agenda – jobs and racial justice
Chris Beedle: Overwork
Sr Eileen Mary: Who am I?
Mary Sheepshanks: Dust Storm
Geoffrey Daniel: Madonna of the Washing
Jean Harrison: That human hands have made
David Lethbridge: On a mantlepiece
Liturgy Some modern psalms
Film review Sister Act
Book reviews
‘What lies ahead – listening to refugees’ by Christians Aware
‘Still following Christ in a consumer society’ by John F Kavanagh
‘Celebrating Common Prayer’.

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Christian Journal – 1993/2 – Human Sexuality

Christian Journal – 1993/2 – Human Sexuality

John S Spong: Monogamy
Susan Howatch: Clerical Casualties
Ann Lewin: Sex and the single Christian
Alwyn Marriage: In praise of Sexuality and Spirituality
Ruth H Sihlangu: Adolescent sexuality in Zimbabwe
Elizabeth Stuart: Bearing the marks of crucifixion – or resurrection
Richard Holloway: Can the Church lead the way towards a new sexual ethic?
Margaret Connor: The First Time
Andrew Salmon: Helen
Andrew Salmon: Adultery
Rupert M Loydell: Touching Truth
Liturgy  Meditations by Jim Cotter
Book reviews
‘Daring to speak love’s name’ ed Elizabeth Stuart
‘Partners in Protests’ by Diana Collins
Exhibition review
Eric Gill, Barbican Gallery.

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