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Blue Scarf

The "Blue Scarf" is a Quarterly Periodical of the College of Readers.

Copies of "Blue Scarf" (including back copies) can be obtained from the Editor, at £1 each plus 2nd class postage.

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No.47
Easter
2013
WOMEN BISHOPS LEGISLATION (Jessica Smith, CoR); SEASONAL 1 - ON GALILEE SHORE - A Homily for mSunday Easter 3, Year C Gospel : John 21: 1-19 (Rosemary King, CoR); BOOK REVIEWS: SCHOLARSHIP AND HERESY Edwyn Gilmore, CoR reviews The Sign by Thomas de Wesselow (Penguin Books 2012 Price £20); COPING WITH AN INTERREGNUM The Editor (Peter Arnold, CoR reviews Growing Through a Vacancy by Venerable Bob Jackson (CPAS, 2013); ARCHITECTURE - ST GILES CHURCH, CHEADLE (Peter Arnold CoR); TRAVEL - MOSTA (Peter Arnold, CoR); LITERATURE - ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF (Peter Arnold, CoR): SEASONAL 2 - THE RESURRECTION - WITH THE ROSARY.


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No.46
Christmas
2012
FROM THE CHAIRMAN - GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS O GOD OUR FATHER! (Barry Barns, CoR); LETTER OF THANKS from Edwyn Gilmour; FIF ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2012 - A summary of the addresses; MINISTRY 1 - GOD IS WORKING HIS PURPOSE OUT? (Barry Barnes, CoR); WALSINGHAM 2012 - CoR PILGRIMAGE/CONFERENCE AT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM (The Editor, CoR); ART - THOMAS COOPER GOTCH (The Editor, CoR); TRAVEL - MALTA - (Peter Arnold, CoR); MINISTRY 2 - A TALE OF FOUR CHURCHES (A CoR Member); SEASONAL THE EPIPHANY – WITH THE ROSARY.

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No.45
Michaelmass
2012
FROM THE CHAIRMAN - ORDINARY TIME? (Barry Barns, CoR); NATIONAL MEETING 2012; PREACHING - REACHING THROUGH NARRATIVE - Talk by Rosemary King, CoR at the CoR National Meeting on 23rd June 2012; FROM COMMITTEE - Your Committee met on Saturday 1st September 2012; SEASONAL ACCORDING TO MARK - Homily for the 2nd Sunday before Advent, November 2012 - Gospel: Mark 13:1-8 (Rosemary King, CoR); OVERVIEW COMPLETING THE BLUE SCARF PICTURE (Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator CoR); REVIEWS: HEROIC LEADERSHIP: BEST PRACTICES FROM A 450 - YEAR OLD COMPANY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Author: Chris Lowney; (Publisher : Loyola Press; ISBN: 0-8294-1816-4); GOD’S ARCHITECT Author: Rosemary Hill Publisher: Penguin (Published: 2008 ISBN 978-0-140-28099-9); LITERATURE - THE HISTORICAL NOVEL ‘WHODUNIT’ (The Editor CoR); TRAVEL - IN NORTH WEST WALES (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL - The Feast of St Francis of Assisi - Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary are illustrated from the ancient text known as the ‘Little Flowers [Fioretti] of St Francis’.

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No.44
Trinity
2012
FROM THE CHAIRMAN - IN THE ILLUMINATION OF EASTER (Barry Barns, CoR); FROM COMMITTEE Your Committee met on Saturday 28th April; PREACHING FOR THOSE IN HADES - A meditation on the story of Dives and Lazarus; REVIEW: The EMMAUS MYSTERY Carsten Peter Thiede Publishers: Continuum (Published: 2005 ISBN 0-8264-6797-0); ART JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (The Editor CoR); SEASONAL BIRTH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST - 29th June A set of Rosary Meditations for the Joyful Mysteries, themed around John the Baptist.

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No.43
Passiontide
2012
OBITUARY PAUL GRIFFIN 2ND MARCH 1922 – 29TH JANUARY 2012 (Michael Lovatt CoR); TEACHING - MOSES THE FORE-RUNNER A session prepared for a Parish Study Group; EVANGELISM THE SOURCE OF CHRISTIAN WISDOM (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); PREACHING A CoR member writes; MINISTRY THINGS TO DO (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL 1 IT WAS SCARY! - A Narrative homily for Sunday Easter 3, Year B Gospel Reading: Luke 24: 36b-48 (Rosemary King CoR); SEASONAL 2 - JOY IN THE MORNING A homily for Eastertide;SCRIPTURE - DATING THE NEW TESTAMENT (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL 3 - The Feast of St Mark the Evangelist - A special Rosary meditations explore the significance of St Mark’s Gospel.

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Blue Scarf No.42
No.42
Christmas
2011
NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012 - LAY MINISTRY - THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE CoR NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012 Friday-Saturday 15th-16th June 2012 In Derby, East Midlands includes CoR AGM 2012; FIF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 2011 - A FIRST TIMER’S VIEW (Barry Barnes CoR); WALSINGHAM CoR PILGRIMAGE 2011 (Peter Arnold CoR); EVANGELISM - FORGOTTEN ALLIES OF OUR CHURCH (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); SEASONAL 1 - A DONKEY’S EYE VIEW Homily for a Christmass Carol Service); ART - RICHARD TWENTYMAN AT WORK (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL 2 - THE WORD IS THE BEGINNING A homily for Christmastide [Readings: Isaiah 63.7-end; 1 Thessalonians 1]; INTERCESSION - Some short intercessions, suitable for Evening Prayer; WORSHIP - THE MASS - NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION (Peter Arnold CoR); REVIEW - “MAGNIFICAT” [periodical]; SEASONAL 3 - Rosary meditations for the Conversion of St Paul (25th January).

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Blue Scarf No.41
No.41
Michaelmasstide
2011
Fr Roger writes: INVOLVED IN AN INTERREGNUM? CHANGE OF INCUMBENT? NO RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY PCC?; From COMMITTEE - Your Committee met on Saturday 24th September; LETTERS - MEETING UP (Malcolm D’Aubney CoR), MONEY MATTERS (Mary Snape, CoR Treasurer); MINISTRY - The Editor was in Pennsylvania USA for six weeks June-August this year. The article describes aspects of ministry he was involved with there; TEACHING - Teaching prepared for a Parish Study Group; EVANGELISM - A HARD NUT TO CRACK (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); SEASONAL 1 - DEATH AND LOVE A short homily; ART - ARCHITECTURE (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL 2 - ANTI-TERRORIST PRECAUTIONS Sermon for Advent 1, Year B [Readings: Isaiah 64: 1-9; 1 Cor. 1:3-9; Mark 13: 24-37] (Rosemary King, CoR); WORSHIP 1 - The article is reproduced,with due acknowledgement, from the Sunday Bulletin of St Anthony of Padua RC Church, Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA. The writer was Rev’d David P Capelloni, Parish Priest; WORSHIP 2 - The Editor records some of his worship experiences whilst in the USA this summer; REVIEWS - A MANUAL FOR MINISTRY TO THE SICK by Martin Dudley (SPCK 1997 ISBN 028049033), HISTORIC CHURCHES Publishers: Cathedral Communications; 2011 (ISBN 978-190091541-8. £5.95); PRAYER - The Editor compiled the Rosary Mysteries, Readings and Meditations for the Celebration of Thanksgiving Day.

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Blue Scarf No.40
No.40
Petertide
2011
CoR NATIONAL MEETING 2011 (The Editor), SOME RANDOM REFLECTIONS ON NEWSHAM (Edwyn Gilmour, Vice-Chairman, CoR), DRAFT MINUTES; From COMMITTEE - Your Committee met on 18th June at St Gabriel’s Walsall; TRAVEL - YOUR EDITOR’S TRAVELS, MAY 2011 (Peter Arnold, CoR); TEACHING - Teaching prepared for a Parish Study Group; SCRIPTURE - REVISITING THE NEW TESTAMENT (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); SEASONAL 1 - ST MARTHA OF BETHANY; MINISTRY - JESSICA SMITH COR was one of several Readers (and CoR members) to robe for the consecration of the new Bishops of Ebbsfleet and Richborough at Southwark Cathedral on Thursday 16th June. Here are some of her reflections, embodied in a Trinity Sunday homily at All Hallows,Easton, Bristol.; SEASONAL 2 - THE CANAANITE WOMAN A Homily for Sunday 14th August 2011 (Rosemary King CoR) [Readings: Isaiah 56:1,6-8 & Matthew 15:21-28].

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No.39
Easter
2011
CoR EVENTS 2011 - FESTIVAL OF READER MINISTRY 2011 Saturday 14th May 2011(including CoR AGM); WALSINGHAM 2011 - COR WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 7th - 10th November 2011; MINISTRY - From the forthcoming CoR Occasional Paper FUNERALS AND THEIR EFFECT (Author: Edwyn Gilmour CoR); TEACHING - THE SECOND DEADLY SIN Teaching prepared for a Parish Study Group; SCRIPTURE - THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST (Maurice De Silva, Reader); SEASONAL 1 - MY LORD AND MY GOD! An Eastertide Homily; OPINION - A MISSION TO OURSELVES (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); SEASONAL 2 - BOILING WATER A Homily for Pentecost (Rosemary King CoR); LIFESTYLE - CAR-FREE LIVING (Peter Arnold CoR); INTERCESSION - some short, pithy Intercession prayer sequences that incorporate themes from Scripture Readings.

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Blue Scarf No.38
No.38
Candlemass
2011
FESTIVAL OF READER MINISTRY 2011 - ARRANGEMENTS (Roland Robbins CoR); FROM COMMITTEE - Meeting on Saturday 15th January 2011; MINISTRY - FIFTY YEARS A READER Sermon preached by James Snowdon CoR on his 50th anniversary as a Reader; WALSINGHAM PILGRIMAGE 2010 - CoR PILGRIMAGE BALLAD (Jessica Smith, CoR); WALSINGHAM - BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (Barry Barnes CoR>; MORALITY - SEVEN DEADLY SINS - LUST & GLUTTONY; SCRIPTURE - THE GALILEE BACKGROUND TO OUR LORD’S LIFE (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR) SEASONAL 1 - THE CONSUMER CHRIST Sermon for Lent 2, second service. (Rosemary King CoR) [Numbers 21: 1-14 - Bronze serpents Luke 14: 27-33 - take up your cross. Also refers to Gospel of the Day, John 3:1-17] SEASONAL 2 - FOOD OF LOVE A short homily for Sunday, Lent 1; THEOLOGY - TOWARDS THE END OF AN UNHAPPY CHAPTER (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR) TRAVEL - FROM THE NEW WORLD (Peter Arnold CoR).

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Blue Scarf No.37
No.37
Autumn
2010
FROM OUR PATRON - Rt Rev’d Martyn Jarrett, Bishop of Beverley and Patron, CoR; FESTIVAL OF READER MINISTRY 2010 - GOD OWNS US Address by Rev’d Richard Hoyal, Parish Priest, All Saints Clifton; PREACHING - GREED AND GENEROSITY A Homily for Sunday August 1st 2010 (Rosemary King, CoR); ETHICS - MORALITY (Paul Griffin CoR); ECUMENICAL - J’Y SUIS, J’Y RESTE: OR: HERE I STAND: I CAN DO NO OTHER: GOD HELP ME (Rosemary King CoR); THEOLOGY - DEBATING IN A TIME OF EXTREME LIBERALISM (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR) SEASONAL 1 - AN ORDERLY ACCOUNT OF THE TRUTH A Homily for Feast of St Luke on 18th October: SEASONAL 2 - ADVENT WITH THE ROSARY; DEVOTIONAL - INTRODUCING THE ROSARY Presentation to a Parish Study Group; METAPHYSIC - THE PLEASURES OF STAN (Peter Arnold, CoR).

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Blue Scarf No.36
No.36
Lent
2010
WALSINGHAM 2010 - WALSINGHAM CALLING(Michael Lovatt, CoR - On Mothering Sunday) BISHOP’S BRIEFING - SPEECH FOR GENERAL SYNOD DEBATE Wednesday 11 February 2009 Rt Rev’d Martyn Jarrett, Patron, CoR; SEASONAL - TOUCH TO THE HEART A homily for Eastertide; ART - THE ARTILLERY MEMORIAL (The Editor, CoR); MORALITY A session from a Parish Study Group; DEVOTIONAL - MYSTERIES OF THE RESURRECTION; SCRIPTURE - SIMPLY MARK Part VI (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); OPINION - AN ANGLE ON ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS (Peter Arnold, CoR); TRAVEL - WINTER, NORTH AMERICA (The Editor);

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Blue Scarf No.34
No.34
Summer
2009
BISHOP’S BRIEFING Summary of the Address by Rt Rev’d Keith Newton, Bishop of Richborough, at the Festival of Reader Ministry held at St Andrew’s North Weald on Saturday 6th June 2009; CoR FESTIVAL OF READER MINISTRY 2009 - HOMILY Rt Rev’d Keith Newton, Bishop of Richborough, Eucharist at St Andrew’s North Weald on 6th June 2009; CoR FESTIVAL OF READER MINISTRY 2009 VENUE & ACTIVITIES (The Editor); MINISTRY 1 - AN EXCEPTIONAL FUNERAL (Peter Arnold CoR); MINISTRY 2 - CLIMATE OF READER MINISTRY - A RETROSPECTIVE (Paul Griffin CoR); ETHICS 1 - THE NEW MORALITY (Peter Arnold CoR); SEASONAL 1 Homily for St Gregory the Great, Apostle of England (3rd September); SCRIPTURE - SIMPLY MARK - Part IV(Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); SEASONAL 2 - NEEDLE’S EYE A Homily for Sunday 11th October based on St Mark 10:17-21 (Rosemary King CoR): TRAVEL SCENES FROM THE USA (Peter Arnold CoR); ETHICS 2 - SEVEN DEADLY SINS A Leader’s script for a Parish Study group session.

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Blue Scarf No.33
No.33
Eastertide
2009
MINISTRY 1 - USING "THE SHACK" (Author: William P Young) AS A LENT COURSE (Rosemary King CoR); FEATURE - THE SHAPE OF ETERNITY (Peter Arnold CoR); MINISTRY 2 Funeral Preaching (Edwyn Gilmor): SEASONAL - WORD OF POWER, WORD OF LIFE A Homily for Eastertide; SCRIPTURE - SIMPLY MARK - Part III (Rev’d Ivan Clutterbuck, Honorary Moderator, CoR); TRAVEL - IRISH SNAPSHOTS (Peter Arnold CoR); ART - QUEEN ALEXANDRA MEMORIAL (Peter Arnold CoR).

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'Blue Scarf' page updated on 3rd January 2012.