Bishop Nick Baines Blog. 18 April 2019
In 2017, a welter of stories appeared in the international press pointing out the brokenness of Paris’s Notre- Dame Cathedral officials showed journalists how patches of limestone would crumble at a finger’s touch. Gargoyles that had lost their heads were patched up with plastic pipes, while fallen balustrades were replaced with wooden planks. All this decay was caused by pollution, acid rain and eight centuries of use – but also official neglect was to blame. Keepers of the building had begged for more money, but neither the belt-tightening French government nor the wealthy grumbling about higher taxes gave enough. Then came Holy Week 2019......
Aditya Chakrabortty. Guardian. 18 April 2019
In the sparsely populated calendar of British bank holidays (we get a grand total of eight every year in England and Wales while Scotland gets one more) Good Friday is the first national holiday after the New Year celebrations.
The Week. 18 April 2019
Anglican Communion Secretary General, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has decried the “worrisome” levels of insecurity in parts of Kaduna.
Parishioners of St James’ Anglican Church are grieving the loss of their church after the historic building was destroyed by a fire last week.
A Joint Holy Week and Easter Message from the Anglican and Roman Catholic Archbishops of Armagh
An Easter Message from the Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry
An Easter Message from the Archbishop of Wales, John Davies
Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to churches around the world
An Easter Message from the Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier
An Easter Message from the Archbishop of South Sudan, Justin Badi Arama
An Easter message from the Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
An Easter Message from the Archbishop of Canada, Fred Hiltz
Easter Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
Notícias da Semana do Anglican Communion News Service – quinta-feira santa, 18 de abril de 2019
Noticias semanales de Anglican Communion News Service – Jueves Santo, 18 de abril de 2019
Infos hebdomadaires de l’Anglican Communion News Service – Jeudi saint (18 avril 2019)
Isabelle Hamley writes: Growing up in France, I never really thought of Notre-Dame de Paris as the best French cathedral. Or the best example of early gothic architecture. Or even a place of deep spiritual meaning for me. It was – well, that’s it, it just, was. And so I wasn’t really prepared for the tidal wave of emotion I felt as I watched it burn against the backdrop of the city.
Psephizo. 17 April 2019
First female Dean of Lincoln Cathedral on leave amid investigation into alleged failures to protect vulnerable adults – Daily Telegraph
Gabriella Swerling. Daily Telegraph. 17 April 2019
Church Times. 9 April 2019