We live in the midst of a season of forgetting, a time when the discipline of memory seems too troublesome, too unfashionable, too anachronistic in a time seduced by the new.
The English church is still wrestling with the consequences of a terrible demographic, psychic, spiritual, cultural, and philosophical catastrophe.
What made Bishop Edward Salmon extraordinary was the authority he carried easily and honestly.
In what way is this night, to use the words of God to Moses and the people of Israel, a "memorial" (Ex. 12:14)?
Last Tuesday I had a morning with the Dorset Army Cadet Force, at their annual camp. I reminded them of a Russian proverb: "Dwell in the past and you’ll lose an eye. Forget the past and you’ll lose both eyes." We are here today to remember.