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Queen Elizabeth II with her husband Prince Philip on the occasion of her coronation in 1953 (Photo by Cecil Beaton: sourced from Wikimedia Commons)
Homilies & Addresses

Platinum Jubilee: 70th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne of Queen Elizabeth II

“In the Queen’s deep, personal, inclusive faith we catch a glimpse of the Spirit at work in the world to reconcile all people, of all faiths and none, to God and to each other,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall in this special St John’s Cathedral sermon


How I found my voice – with the help of a beanbag frog

“But, on the stage of the Coliseum, dressed for the set of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore in corset and massive hoop skirt, with ringlets and ridiculous blue bonnet on my head, I really did fill the theatre with my voice. I am so thankful that I saw that article in The Guardian, and that I exchanged the claustrophobic confines of my comfort zone for an expansive space of freedom and joy,” says The Rev’d Dr Ellen Clark-King


Parishes navigate obstacles to help refugees arriving in UK

Churches across the UK are continuing their efforts to assist refugees fleeing Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The latest figures from the United Nations show that almost 4.3 million people have left Ukraine since the invasion. The International Organization for Migration says that 7.1 million are displaced within the country