Alfred Hope Patten.
His life and Times in Pictures.
This pictorial biography of the founder of the Anglican Shrine at Walsingham was first published in 2007. A new impression reprinted in 2013 is now available from the Shrine Shop at Walsingham where orders may be placed. Please be aware that the Society can no longer supply copies.
Contact details: The Shrine Shop Common Place WALSINGHAM Norfolk NR22 6EE Tel: 01328824201 www.shrineshoponline.co.uk
The Anglican Papalist:
a personal portrait of
Henry Joy Fynes-Clinton
by A.T. John Salter
Our latest full length book is published in November 2012.
The subject of this memoir was a leader of the movement among High Church Anglicans in the Twentieth Century who so desired reunion with the Holy See that they modelled their priesthood and church ceremonial on that of contemporary Roman Catholicism without giving up their Anglican living. They were generally known as Anglican Papalists and their church services so closely followed Roman Catholic practice of the times as to be indistinguishable.
Father Henry Fynes-Clinton (1876-1959), the leading Anglican Papalist of his generation, is still a well-known name, but there are relatively few people alive now who knew him. The author of this intriguing memoir, the Reverend John Salter, a retired former Anglican, now a Greek Melkite priest, did and has the advantage of personal insight into Fynes-Clinton’s long life and his beliefs as well as sharing his enthusiasms. For this book, the author has unearthed a great deal that has never been published before. There are fascinating images of his contacts in the East and of St. Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge, the church on which Fynes-Clinton devoted so much care.
This is a substantial soft-back of some 200 pages and is illustrated in colour and black and white.
Now out of print
The Church of the Holy Spirit,
Beeston Hill, Leeds
November 11 1905 – May 6 2012
by Stephen Savage
The most interesting churches, particularly those in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, having fascinating architecture, beautiful interiors and incredible stories, tend to be “hidden gems”, hardly known beyond their localities. This one is in inner city South Leeds, hidden amongst the terraced housing, where no one would visit unless they had a particular reason. The routine of parish life is much the same everywhere but the story of every parish is different.
Although the development of the parish of The Holy Spirit, Beeston Hill, Leeds, might be replicated in large part in many another urban Anglo-Catholic parish in any large city, its story is unique. Social, theological, ecclesiological and liturgical developments taking place in similar parishes throughout the country find their expression here, but the specific local context is always different. Indeed, just as the local situation is inevitably affected by the national scene so might the two interact in quite unexpected ways.
At the time of the terrible London bombing of 2005 who would have thought that this small parish with its tiny congregation would appear in every newspaper and be on national news proclaiming to the world an entirely positive message? The closure of any church is very sad - and rarely a sign of failure.
Copies are available from the Anglo Catholic History Society
@ £9.00 per copy, plus postage.
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A Complete Parish Priest
by Bishop Frank Sargeant
This new book, written for the Anglo-Catholic History Society, by Bishop Frank Sargeant, former Bishop of Stockport, and Bishop at Lambeth is an investigation and commemoration of the life and writings of Canon Peter Green, once described as “the greatest parish priest of the Twentieth Century”, who died 50 years ago, on 17th November 1961.
Peter Green was a Prayer Book Catholic who ministered at Sacred Trinity and then for many years at St. Philip, Salford, while serving for 50 years as a residentiary canon of Manchester Cathedral. He refused a number of appointments to bishoprics and spent his career ministering to his poor parishioners in Salford.
The social conditions have changed considerably in those parishes in Trinity Ward where poverty, drinking and gambling were then rife. However, as Green asserted, the Christian Faith is a constant to be applied to everyday life. So the book endeavours to trace what Green said in his 38 books about Catholic doctrine, the devotional life, and Christian living, in the hope that readers will find a source to deepen their own spirituality.
Green’s integrated philosophy of faith and life extended to aesthetics and ethics and led to prophecies relevant today, especially the effects of secularisation of society. He challenged the Church to endorse evangelistic missions for conversions and to encourage confession for restitution.
The author draws on Green’s Artifex articles published in the Manchester Guardian for over 40 years and his deposited papers in Manchester Cathedral archives.
The book is now out of print as a hard copy but available as an eBook. Contact Amazon for a Kindle edition here.
Mission Accomplished: Five Lost
Churches of Leeds
by Stephen Savage
St James - St Barnabas - Christ Church - St Edward - St Margaret
Churches in Leeds were built by some excellent local architects and by the nationally known great names. Anglo-Catholic priests have tended to work in the poorer areas of industrial cities and so the fine buildings there have been vulnerable to closure and possible demolition when redevelopment has occurred. Fortunately many wonderful church buildings remain throughout the city. This book tells the story of five of the lost churches of Leeds. There are some surprising items here – and some wider issues viewed from a local perspective. It is intended as a companion volume to Michael Yelton’s Empty Tabernacles: Twelve Lost Churches of London - and “...perhaps others could be encouraged to write about such lost churches in other parts of the country before they are forgotten entirely”. Illustrated softback, 146pp £12.00
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