THURSDAY  The monthly magazine of S Giles-in-Reading  Descent into Hell  Fr David  Parish News Sue Mott  On Doubt  Fr Toma...
Questions  Fr David  Did Christ really descend into Hell   I  n approaching this question, we must examine the word hell. ...
an impassable abyss. The section for the unjust was named Gehenna, where the souls would suffer eternal torment by fire. O...
that time, He descended among the dead. Remember S Paul wrote,       He ascended      what does this mean but that He had ...
The  Churchwarden   s Chest News   Up-dates Sue Mott A very Happy Easter to all  The photo, right, was taken in S Giles Ch...
times, but we are not in normal times. The rules which govern how we keep people safe in church have not changed for many ...
the number of people we feel we can safely accommodate for Sunday worship. This then has to be agreed by a resolution by a...
A  s Some of you will know we do not have WiFi in church and the services are streamed via Father   s phone. The photo abo...
sound system we are using cuts the organ out registering it as an intrusive noise and so we only hear it if we are in chur...
of where you can and can   t sit. It looks sad, but it is essential to keep us all as safe as we can. Above is printed a v...
By Jan Hearn  S  aint Paul tells us that, here below,    we walk by faith, not by sight     2 Cor 5 7 . The encounter betw...
Expositio Lectionis Dominicae Fr Tomas  The Importance of Doubt maxims, only an examined life is worth living. Likewise, o...
Easter night when Thomas was absent. There is no reason to condemn Thomas. We know that faith is not mere belief. While we...
question and examine the teaching proposed for our belief. After we have gone as far as our limited human intellect can ca...
readingintohistory reading history John Dearing  READING   S NEWCOMERS  I  n last month   s    Thursday    the Bishop of B...
its position as a major commercial and transport hub for southern England. The first mention of Reading is in the Anglo-Sa...
Reading Abbey Ruins, by Chris Wood, 2005  the tax known as the    Aliens Subsidy    would last until the early-1500s. The ...
Some of the founders of these new businesses were themselves migrants  Joseph Huntley  Huntley   Palmers Biscuits  came fr...
Europe, Ireland, the former colonies and the rest of Southern England, there was no mention of the Frozen North. But a new...
S Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, by Lucy Stothard
THE HOLY ONES Some reflections on a Saint of the month.  Lucy Stothard  Time to repair the ruins S Jean-Baptiste de la Sal...
British Humanist Association branding faith schools    folly    and campaigning for a ban on their existence. Western educ...
however, he heard the call to the priesthood and followed it, being ordained at the age of twenty-six. As he was attentive...
The Guest bit  Fr Paul Thomas  A Nuptial Mess  A  couple gave an interview this week in which they revealed that    three ...
The words of these vows are not known to us as they are private, and so too are the words spoken by the minister. But that...
nuptials, but the pastoral realities of this situation are serious. There is good reason and ancient precedent that the li...
necessary  the Church   s legal preliminaries     all these things stand athwart the dominant culture. This important mini...
the concrete realities of daily life in which a man and woman live out their mutual self-giving in relation not only to ea...