Humphrey’s Book is Published!

Vicar of Snoring

It’s awfully good this Kindle whatsit! Daphne got me to scribble down the little adventure we had in coming to Great Snoring, and what ho! One of the fellows in the youth club fiddled about for a bit on his computer and the whole thing is suddenly up and running! Very whizz bang this digital [Read More...]

The Vicar of Great Snoring

Vicar of Snoring

 I was telling some folks the story of how Daphne and I ended up coming here to Great Snoring in the first place, and they were really rather amused by it all. Said I ought to scribble it down. It’s been rather dozy here in the village so Daff suggested I have a go at [Read More...]

The Real Divisions in the Church of England

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Yesterday I posted an explanation of the complex relationships within the Church of England. I explained here about Anglo Catholic, Evangelicals and Liberals. However, this is not the full story. As usual, there is a story behind the story. The divisions between Liberal, Anglo-Catholic and Evangelical are, in many respects, only superficial and historical. The [Read More...]

Understanding the Crisis in the Church of England

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Do you need to understand the Church of England? Here are some explanations from this former Anglican: The Church of England is the Mother Church of the churches of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Each of these churches are national churches and are independent. So, for example, the Anglican Church in Nigeria is independent from the [Read More...]

Who Governs the Church of England?

Today the Church of England General Synod will take a historic vote on the question of women bishops. The vote will be very close. Although it is thought that most people are in favor of women bishops, there are enough opposed to make the success of the measure in doubt. What interests me is that [Read More...]

The Vicar on the New ABC

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Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [Read More...]


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