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A Handbook for Altar Guilds by Lucy Vaughn Hayden Mackrille

Reverence is a tender, affectionate regard for holy things. Reverence is placed first because it is our greatest need in the preparation of our work in the sanctuary. Whatever else we lack, reverence we must have. This spirit of reverence lies underneath and behind all our work in the sanctuary and in the chancel. Why do we wish to make our Church beautiful? Because God our heavenly Father is there. The Tabernacle in the wilderness, though scarcely more than a tent, was made glorious within and without because it was… Read more A Handbook for Altar Guilds by Lucy Vaughn Hayden Mackrille

Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

A man should, from his youth, seek for forms which are beautiful. At first he should love but one of them; then recognize the beauty which resides in one as the sister of that which dwells in another. Philosophy helps, from Plato onwards, because it puts beauty in the right place as one of the three eternal values equal with truth and goodness so that  what applies to one of them is true of the others.’ – Sir Ninian Comper (Symunson & Bucknall, 2006, p.19) Beauty is something that is… Read more Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

George Frederick Bodley

There is a book on my shelf – a LARGE book – that has sat on there for far too long.  It is time to do a little dusting off, both of the book, of my knowledge of Ecclesiastical History, and the Greats from the Gothic Era.  So without further ado, tonight’s topic: the book entitled George Frederick Bodley by Michael Hall. And before I begin, there is a confession to make. I know very little about George Bodley. Hence, the need for the book. George Frederick Bodley was born… Read more George Frederick Bodley

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