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UNLEASHED: Stories from All Saints’, Booval

UNLEASHED is a collection of stories recalling the years between 1955 to 1965 in the working-class parish of All Saints’, Booval, and the remarkable group of people called into full-time Christian service from the church during that era, including seven ordained priests and 11 missionaries,” says co-editor The Rev’d John Arnold

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News from an Anglican missionary in Africa

“I am now pretty fit in myself and am spending a few days slacking, on Doctor’s orders, except for writing sermons for Holy Week and Easter and then translating them into Chinyanja. Learning the local language has been a trial for me, but I am aware of the immense privilege I have in ministering to the folk,” as described by The Rev’d Harold Aldwyn Machell Cox CBE, the great-granduncle of Frances Thompson, in a series of family letters called ‘The Budget’, which is held in the famous Bodleian Library

"This photo was taken in August 1913, the week before Avice married Cyril: (L-R) Bernard, Cyril, their father The Rev'd Dr Cox, Avice, Cuthbert, Vera" (Image courtesy of the Bodleian Library)

Three Anglican priests, 10 siblings, a dog named ‘Satan’ and hundreds of letters

“Picture, if you will, a large extended family on holiday in Porlock, Somerset, in the south west of England. The date is August 1906 and the family have taken rooms at Birchanger Farm for a month where they have been enjoying excursions, bicycling, walking and bathing,” writes Frances Thompson following her discovery that the famous Bodleian Library holds hundreds of her family’s letters, dating back to the early 1900s


Anglican Church remembers missionaries on New Guinea Martyrs Day

September 2 commemorates the Martyrs of New Guinea in the Anglican Church. Whom does this day honour and why? Ian Eckersley dives deep into the history and the incredible story behind this day, which is observed in the Anglican calendar worldwide, and has special relevance for parishioners in our Diocesan community.