Half a dozen — No. 6                        NEVER THE CHURCH TIMES                        SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

Clothed in
right-
eousness

WHAT strange things clothes are! Yet where would we be with-
out them? I never realised how important they are until I started to think about them. Cloth which is woven, dyed, cut and stitched to come out as the gowns of haute couture, frocks on the racks of department stores, dresses carefully cut from patterns on the sitting-room floor, bundles of Jumble-sale remnants unwanted and unloved.

All Sorts &
conditions

I wonder who remembers now the tailors Who sat cross-legged on their tables, or the wonderful ladies who could make you a hat for that special family occasion?
How full the Bible is of clothing! From the aprons of Adam and Eve to thos apocalyptic  launderers who washed their robes while in the Blood of the Lamb, from ephods to the vesture of pure gold — all of these worn to the glory of God.

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I often think about this as I attend women's meetings up and down the country. There is no speech so dull that it cannot he enlivened by imagining how the audience would look in different clothes. How thankful I am that some people have bothered to dress at all, no matter how drably!
  I have recently been loaned an anthology of knitting patterns from that wonderful magazine. The Lady. It truly is an
anthology. Those twin-sets and
matinee-coats are like a bouquet of summer flowers. I used to enjoy knitting while listening in to Henry Hall or Stuart Hibberd. But alas! Today's television viewing just makes me cross-
stitch. Do our modern mothers find time to teach their daughters to knit-one-purl-one?

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How elegant the clergy looked at the Royal Wedding; the Archbishop was quite other- worldly in his silver cope. I wonder if anyone else found it strange, as 1 did, to see Bishop Leonard wearing the cope of London churches which we had grown so used to seeing on the broad shoulders of Bishop Ellison, who crowned it with a fine head of hair. Ichabod!
  I wonder if my readers could help me by sending in photographs of themselves in their favourite clothes. I should like to see them if they would send them. Or perhaps you would like to take a photograph of a friend or neighbour. if I can get enough, I will have them printed in a special supplement.

ROSAMUND WESSEX

APOINTMENTS

DORSET

Private Patron requires good left-hand~ bowler for rural incumbency vacated owing to injury sustained from a bouncer in August.
Apply Box 459 (or any other make).

DIOCESE OF BLACKBURN
Vacated by retirement
LORD BISHOPRIC
OF BLACKBURN

The Archbishop of York is looking for a mature man to fill this attractive post, which compasses a ministry to quite a lot of people.
The applicant will be married with 2.3 children, good "A" levels, well-spoken but not too la-di-dah, and above all should be capable of laughing at the Provost.
  Those interested in applying should write to the Archbishop enclosing a c.v., the names of three referees, the names of their Public School and their Oxbridge College, stating their year at Westcott House and enclosing a recommendation from a relative in episcopal orders and the Master of their Lodge (where not coterminous),

TEAM VICAR

Team Vicar wanted for go-ahead daughter Church in multi-level pedestrian precinct in forward- looking new town. Challenging work with committed laity.' Radical renewal in two-bedroom maisonette. Opportunity for pioneering work in integrated transport systems.
Apply The Rector, Maynard Keynes, Bournville, Nr. Cadbury, Somerset.

DIOCESE OF SHEFFIELD

THE Bishop hopes to appoint a weedy, boring and faithless priest as CANON in Sheffield Cathedral. He would need to be home-loving yet a philanderer, bone-idle and yet good at appearing to be busy.
Free telephone, TV and music centre.
Apply in first instance to: The Master, Rubiks Cube,
Social Security Office, Sheffield.
Could this be you or thousands like you?
Why not invest in my amazing infradraw method?
                                 + SHEFFIELD

DIOCESE OF OXFORD 
Vacated by preferment CHAPLAIN TO PARSON'S PLEASURE

  Pastoral responsibility for eclectic congregation.
  Interest in youth an advantage. Suit retired clergyman.
  Apply with photograph to the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

MISTAKE

Th e Road Haulage Association is not seeking to appoint a national chaplain and we withdraw this suggestion unreservedly.

DIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK
 THE PARISH OF 
ST. TRISTRAM, WIMBLEDON

TEAM VICAR REQUIRED

An attractive post in SW. London "Muesli belt". Mixed upwardly- socially-mobile population with effete, wet-liberal and S.D.P. views, presenting a meaningful interface with reality.
Applicants should possess large dog, green Wellingtons and Guernsey sweater/Husky. Generous dinner-party expenses and battered Continental car available.
Further details from Diocesan Office.

SERVICES & MEETING4S

ST. BIGOT'S, BRIGHTON 
FEAST OF TITLE 
SEPTEMBER 27 

11.00 a.m — HIGH MASS
Preacher: Fr. Lacey-Cotta, V.M.
Music: Llandaff in A Minor.
1000 choirboys.
Orchestra with canon and mortar effects.
3.45 p.m. — SOLEMN EXPOSITION OF THE VICAR 
       followed by procession
         Fast trains from Victoria.

ECCLESIA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 FULL MOON 

11.30 pm — PILGRIMAGE IN DEFENCE OF THE OLD RELIGION TO STONEHENGE (Traditional Rite)
Preacher: The Rev. Father Fank Brown.
Druids to robe 12,00 midnight — TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION TO MISTLETOE GROVE 
Depart Paddington Station 6.30 pm Fast Train.

HOLY TRINITY, BROMPTON THE LORD'S DAY 
SEPTEMBER 27 

8.00 a.m.— MATTINS
   Preacher: The Vicar.
   "Worship in to-day's Church".
9.00 a.m. — MATTINS
   Preacher: The Senior Curate.
   "Liturgical Renewal".
10.00 a.rn. — MATTINS
   Preacher: The Deputy/Senior Curate.
   "The Body of Christ-
11.00 a.m. — MATTINS
   Preacher: The Assistant to the Deputy Senior Curate.
   "The Importance of Holy Com-
munion."
12.00 noon: — MATTINS
   Preacher: The Junior Assistant to the Deputy Senior Curate.
   "The Eucharistic life".
6.00 p.m. — MATTINS
   Preacher: The Auxiliary to the Junior Assistant to the Deputy Senior Curate. 
   "The Real Presence".
                   Large car park

GAY CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT CHARISMATIC BONDAGE EVENING
Friday, September 25, 8.00 p.m., St.
Jessica's-in-the-Bootlace-Market, EC3.
Buses direct from Piccadilly

ST. MARY'S, SW1
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

7.30 p.m. — HIGH MASS OF
THANKSGIVING FOR THE
ENTHRONEMENT OF THE LORD
BISHOP OF LONDON
Celebrant: The Lord Bishop-
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Mervyn Stopcock.
Music: Coronation Mass—Mozart; Assumpta est Ellison. — Skeogh. (Black tie) 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Commem. of Dame Gracie Fields,
Matron. 8.00 a.m., 8.30 a.m., 9.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. — Low(ish) Mass.
11.00 a.m. — HIGH MASS
Celebrant: The Vicar.
Preacher: The Ven. Piers Bickersteth-Wingffield-Wykeham- Fiennes, KCVO (Archdeacon of Tierra del Fuego)
Music: Sally, In my Ohio home; Wish me luck as you Wave me Goodbye.
6.00 p.m. — SOLEMN EVENSONG, PROCESSION, BENEDICTION & FIREWORKS
Chauffeurs to collect at 8.00 p.m.

SODALITY OF ST. ANNE Grandmother of God
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
ANNUAL WALSINGHAM DEVOTIONS

1.15 p.m. — Evensong
Preacher: Fr. Very Careful.
2.00 p.m. — Shrine Prayers.
2.30 p.m. — Procession to Boot Chapel.
2.43 p.m. — Sprinklings.
4.00 p.m. — Vespers.
Holy Annie, God's Granny, Ora Pro Nobis
Refreshments will be available in the Hospice after Vespers. Please bring own tonic.
Very slow, dirty trains to Fakenham from Liverpool St.

ST. JIM'S ECCLESIASTICAL PLANT, PICCADILLY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
COMMEM. OF CLEMENT ATTLEE, CONFESSOR 

10.30 a.m. — DANCED MATTINS
       The Bermondsey Bolivian- Solidarity Clog Dancers. 
Music: Te Deum for unaccompanied Sitar — Levin.
12.00 p.m. — SEXUALITY
              WORKSHOP
    An investigation into the crisis of contemporary sisterhood led by Monica Pole and illustrated by Lambeth Council's Performing Troupe of Single-Parent Feminists (Provisional Wing), 
1.00 p.m. — MUESLI
              In the Vicarage.
2.00 p.m. — STREET THEATRE &  BREAST-FEEDING                 AFFIRMATION
               In Jermyn Street.
3.00 p.m. — PICKET OF THE ATHENAEUM
4.00 p.m. — ROCK EVENSONG
Anthem: "And I saw a Nye Bevan" — Bairstow.
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus.
                Clog Park.

ST. LAWRENCE JEWRY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
LUNCHTIME LECTURE

Martin Bormann: "Where I went wrong".
1.15 o'clock Nearest Tube; St. Paul's

 

LATE LETTER

Animal welfare
SIR, — The religious paintings of Miss Elizabeth Tarrant and the like are known to all and must be sources of inspiration and hope to many. Scenes of Our Lord surrounded by lambs, birds, rabbits and many others of God's beautiful creatures portray a wonderful soliloquy of tenderness.
    Animal Rescue and Salvation Enterprise exists to offer a living compassionate response to the ideals of such sentimentality. We provide havens of security in which all kinds of animals can once again gambol playfully together.
    I am appalled to hear, however, that our theological colleges are now ignoring, and, worse still, sometimes deriding these kinds of artistic representation. Such omissions can only make our job more difficult and be to the detriment of the Anglican tradition.
(Miss) MILDRED SMALLPIECE
Tle Hollow,
Dingle Dell, Herts
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1982 is the Year of Decision!!!!

for Britain's Capital City!!!!

"This will be the Biggest Crusade Ever!!!!"
says Stephen Runcible

Events will include"

RIVERS OF BLOOD FLOWING DOWN THE EDGWARE ROAD FROM THE SITE OF TYBURN!!!!
as prominent evangelicals are disembowelled

HUGE PALLS OF SMOKE ALL OVER THE METROPOLIS!!!! 
as Roman Catholic Dignitaries and U.S. management consultants are burned at the site of London's former meat-market

l Tableau vivant of the Assassination of Archbishop Sudbury by John Ball in   County Hall.
l The Nicene Creed recited backwards by the Humanist Association in the Albert Hall.
l Celebration of non-religious life-styles in Trafalgar Square.
l FURTHER DETAILS COMING YOUR WAY SOON!
Sponsored by the National Secular Society in association with the Greater London Council

ST JOHN'S ACADEMY, NOTTINGHAM
CERTIFICATE IN PROTESTANT STUDIES

Have you ever wished you knew more about the Protestant Faith? Do you often find yourself hopelessly upstaged by members of the Church of England?
    Here at St John's Academy we are seeking to make indoctrination in Protestantism available outside our walls — by extension, through our Certificate Course. It can be studied either on your own or in your local open-ended Buzz-group.
    Subjects:

l The Black Rubric in the Anglican Tradition
l Tippet-making for pleasure or profit
l The place of the North End in worship today
l The place of the West End in worship today
l Makers of English Religion from Kensit to Stott

All this at only a fraction of the cost of a real education.
Each successful applicant will also receive at no further cost a Flow-Diagram of an ideal Pax for up to 100 participants.
Please write to: The Director of External Studies, Ward 17, St John's Academy, Nottingham