Tag Archive: church

As omens go, is this good or bad?

Yesterday afternoon Pope Benedict VI resigned, saying that he was suffering from ill-health and could not continue in his role as leader of the church. This announcement was met with shock, confusion, and… Continue reading

An Ancient Ceremony in Nottingham (Plus Robin Hood?)

On Saturday I was very lucky to be able to go along to one of the most ancient ceremonies in the East Midlands (a region of England that includes several shires).┬áSt Mary’s Church… Continue reading

Happy Diamond Jubilee, H. M. Queen Elizabeth II

It is sixty years today since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, England. She was proclaimed the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and… Continue reading

H. M. Queen Visits York for Historic Maundy Thursday Service

As part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of Great Britain, The Queen and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, visited York yesterday afternoon. Dressed in a refreshing, bright and seasonal turquoise and white… Continue reading