News from Pembury

Fr Ed Tomlinson, over at the Tunbridge Wells Ordinariate mission, based at St. Anselm’s Pembury has written an excellent article about how far they have come over the last eight years. Do go over there and have a read, and

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Easter IV from the Christian Year

My Saviour, can it ever beThat I should gain by losing Thee?The watchful mother tarries nigh,Though sleep have closed her infant’s eye;For should he wake, and find her gone.She knows she could not bear his moan.But I am weaker than a

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Easter III

1 At the Lamb’s high feast we singpraise to our victorious King,who has washed us in the tideflowing from his pierced side;praise we him whose love divinegives his sacred blood for wine,gives his body for the feast,Christ the victim, Christ

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It’s the First of May

Which can only mean one thing: the Lincolnshire Poacher! The happy birds Te Deum sing, ‘Tis Mary’s month of May; Her smile turns winter into spring, And darkness into day; And there’s a fragrance in the air, The bells their

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Evensong in Cambridge Tonight

Part of the work of the Friends is supporting events organised by individual Ordinariate Groups, particularly if they help to raise the profile of the Ordinariate as a whole. We are therefore pleased to be sponsoring an Evensong & Benediction

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Good Friday

And can it be that I should gain An int’rest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, shouldst

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Maundy Thursday

Of the glorious body telling, O my tongue, its mysteries sing. And the blood, all price excelling, Which the world’s eternal King, In a noble womb once dwelling, Shed for this world’s ransoming. Given for us, for us descending, Of

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At the Cross Her station keeping

We were going to post another hymn today, but, in view of recent events at Notre Dame de Paris… At the cross her station keepingstood the mournful Mother weeping,where he hung, the dying Lord;for her soul, of joy bereavèd,bowed with

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Passiontide Hymns

We have said many times that an essential part of the “Anglican Patrimony” is the preservation and encouragement of English music, both choral and congregational. We would like, therefore, to showcase some of the finest Passiontide music. Firstly is Samuel

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Palm Sunday & The Donkey

Today seems an appropriate day to share G. K. Chesterton’s poem on the donkey. When fishes flew and forests walked   And figs grew upon thorn,Some moment when the moon was blood   Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry   And

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