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Sacred secularity

by Stephen Edwards

23/11/2018 13:03

Reverend Dr Stephen Edwards, Team Rector of Wythenshawe and Area Dean of Withington, wonders whether the division between sacred and secular has always been blurred. “We’ve got two problems: we have no church hall and not enough storage space,” said one parishioner as I began my ministry at William Temple Church in Wythenshawe six years […]


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Remembering Utopia?

by John Reader

16/11/2018 13:53

Associate Research Fellow John Reader reflects on past visions, future projections, and the need for a better world in the here and now. Kelmscott Manor stands on the banks of the Thames about three miles east of Lechlade and 40 minutes west of Oxford. This remote location (for Oxfordshire) was, between 1871 and 1913, rented […]


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Preaching truth to power

by Hayley Matthews

09/11/2018 15:50

This blog is an edited version of the Temple Sermon, preached by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Trustee of the William Temple Foundation, at The Queen’s College, Oxford, on Sunday 4th November 2018. William Temple lectured in philosophy at The Queen’s College from 1904 to 1910. Here, Dr Matthews reflects on Temple’s life and its […]


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