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Letters to AO

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Letters from 8 to 14 February 2010

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Rx: Read some Dearmer and ring me in the morning

In re a 5 February 2010 news item: Badgers and goats at church in Leeds

Dearmer never insisted on sheep, as he did some really draconian measures of antisepsis following a pastoral visit to the sickbed. '. . . there is no objection to the pleasant grazing of sheep, so long as they are hurdled away from the flowers'.

My first rector used to say that whenever he faced a difficulty int he parish, he would lock himself in his office and read either 'Barchester Towers' or 'The Parson's Handbook'. Neither contained an answer, but each possessed such an "Anglican sense of certainty" that inspiration could not be far off.

Perhaps we could do with a (re) reading of Dearmer (or Trollope) today.

Richard G. Elliott
St. Andrew's On-the-Sound
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
9 February 2010

The shape of the PDF

I want to thank you for the article on the liturgy. I was able to find a copy of Dix's book on line in PDF form, which I was able to download. I read it once years ago and believe it will be a good Lenten reading this year:

Again, thank you.

Joe Mackey
Trinity Episcopal Church
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
14 February 2010

Letter about a letter

You needn't blush too hard. The capital of New Brunswick is Fredericton, not Saint John.

Mac Robb
Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley (occasionally)
15 February 2010

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