Sacristy Blog

What Makes a Place Holy?

GUEST BLOG: Yorkshire is full of places that pilgrims and visitors would consider holy, but what is it that makes them so? Gavin Wakefield gives his perspective. I’ve really enjoyed …

Added about 7 months ago.

Why Are Parsonages So Popular?

GUEST BLOG: Rectories and parsonages are a quintessential part of the English countryside. But what is it that makes them so popular with non-churchgoers? Back in about 2003 my wife waved …

Added about 8 months ago.

June #BookOfTheMonth: The Old Rectory

A gift that “will give great pleasure”… Our June #BookOfTheMonth is a beautiful hardback with stunning colour plates and detailed analysis. The Old Rectory is the perfect present …

Added about 8 months ago.

Holy Ground and Common Ground

GUEST BLOG: Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford, reflects on what the COVID-19 lockdown has meant for him and the work of his cathedral. Recently, on my daily exercise walk, I bumped into Richa…

Added about 8 months ago.

The Empires of Things

A poem by Catherine Bird, inspired by God’s People and the Seduction of Empire by Graham Turner and written during the COVID-19 pandemic. We finally see the empires of things for…

Added about 8 months ago.

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