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Martin Luther King – Very Rev’d John Hall

On 4th April this year at Westminster Abbey we held a day conference and a special service to mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King […]


Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit – Rev’d Andrew Watson

What will be my last words here on earth? What will be yours? Lying in hospital or at home – surrounded I hope by a group of our closest family […]


I thirst – Dr Susan Gillingham

The earliest evidence of sermons on the ‘seven words from the Cross’ is from the Jesuits, but this is not until the seventeenth century; and it was as late as […]


Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani – Rev’d John Whittaker

‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ It doesn’t need much imagining to capture something of the despair, of the agony, of the sheer sense of utter abandonment, […]


Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise – Rev’d Canon Dr. Robin Ward

The words which Jesus speaks from the Cross are words of supreme authority, because the one who speaks them is the Son of God. Even as He dies the shameful […]


Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do – Rt. Rev’d Brian Castle

On the front cover of the Journal ‘Spirituality and Health’ a while back was picture of three US ex-servicemen standing in front of the Vietnam memorial in Washington DC. One […]


Introduction to the Seven Last Words of Christ – The Chaplain

I will never forget the moment I first encountered the art of Giovanni Bellini. We were on honeymoon, in fact, in Venice and were wandering around the church of Sancta […]


Advent – The Twilight of the Gods – Ven Mark Oakley

There was a Victorian Bishop here in England who left a rather unusual request in his will. He had penned a short verse and he asked for it to be […]


Remembrance Day – The Chaplain

Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, […]


Service of Light – Dr Elisabeth Dutton

As I walked into College this morning, the arches of the cloisters framed a tall tree, its richly reddening leaves glowing in autumnal sunshine, and it was beautiful, and it […]