Mishaps and miracles with a beastly Iron Pig

Fr Hawtin

Nostalgia, I’ve learned over the years, comes in unanticipated waves. In a recent downpour, for example, I was struck by an unexpected nostalgic twinge for the most abominable automobile it has ever been my misfortune to drive.

It was the office car of the Frankfurt Bureau of the Financial Times of London—a 1970 Renault 16 . . . → Read More: Mishaps and miracles with a beastly Iron Pig

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The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 18

It’s God who decides what is sinful and what is not

Fr Hawtin

And while I am on the subject of the old ways versus the new, people today are increasingly approaching the business of finding a church in much the same way that they would go about buying a car or a house, or even the weekend’s groceries.

The consumer culture has been extending itself into the . . . → Read More: It’s God who decides what is sinful and what is not

Living life dangerously in an unmannerly world

Fr Hawtin

Autograph books were all the rage when I was a schoolboy. But, unlike girls who, in our opinion, tended to fill them with soppy, sissified sentiments, boys preferred witticisms and humorous rhymes.

For a typical example of schoolboy wit, one need go no further than my brother-in-law Robert’s old autograph book. An entry, chosen at . . . → Read More: Living life dangerously in an unmannerly world

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Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 17 May 11th

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The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest Newsletter: Saint Stephen’s News XXX No 16, May 4th (Special British Garden Party Edition)

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The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 15 April 30th, 2019

The growth of the church: A miraculous achievement

Fr Hawtin

If you were to ask Henry Ford or John D. Rockefeller, Sr. to name Jesus Christ’s most significant accomplishment here on earth, it is unlikely they would refer to any of his miracles—not even his virgin birth, his resurrection or his ascension.

And they most certainly wouldn’t mention his first miracle of all: Changing water . . . → Read More: The growth of the church: A miraculous achievement

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Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX No 14, April 23rd, 2019.

Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar

Here is a selection of beautiful spring flowers to decorate the church for Easter. Please make your choice and either fill out the form available at the church or enclose a list (indicating the quantities of each flower) with your check when you mail it. All forms and checks must be received by the church . . . → Read More: Easter Flowers For St Stephen’s Altar