Redesign of Denomination/Tradition Websites

Saturday 12 March 2016 at 3:53 pm

Updated websites are now live for the three main Christian traditions:

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Faith Survey - Results of completed surveys

Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 4:50 pm

Recent results from The Faith Survey website (faithsurvey.co.uk):

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Elgar's Nimrod

Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 3:38 pm

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was a British Composer. One of his most famous pieces of Music was the Enigma Variations. Variation IX was called 'Nimrod' and is often played at solemn occasions such as funerals and the annual Remembrance Sunday service to remember the war dead in the UK.

Sir Edward Elgar

In recent times, the music was used in the song: 'We Will Stand Together':

We will stand together

Even through the darkest hour

When the night seems never-ending

We know there will be a dawn for us

When the world seems broken

Broken like the hearts within us

Destiny will guide us and we'll dare to raise our eyes to heaven

God will light our way

We shall win the day

We shall win the day...


Then once again the glorious

We will emerge victorious

Until then hand in hand

We'll let history know that...


We will stand together

Even in the darkest moment

Destiny will guide us and we'll dare to raise our eyes to heaven

History will say..

We shall win the day

We shall win the day

We will stand together... till then.

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Martyrs of Compi├Ęgne

Wednesday 07 November 2012 at 8:46 pm

The Martyrs of Compiègne were the sixteen members of the Carmel of Compiègne, France: eleven Discalced Carmelite nuns, three lay sisters, and two externs (tertiaries of the Order, who would handle the community's needs outside the monastery). During the French Revolution, they refused to obey the Civil Constitution of the Clergy of the Revolutionary government, which mandated the suppression of their monastery.

 Consequently, they were arrested in June 1794, during the Reign of Terror. They were initially imprisoned in Cambrai, along with a community of English Benedictine nuns, who had established a monastery for women of their nation there, since monastic life had been banned in England since the Reign of Henry VIII. Learning that the Carmelites were daily offering themselves as victims to God for the restoration of peace to France and the Church, the Benedictines regarded them as saintly.

 The Carmelite community was transported to Paris, where they were condemned as a group as traitors and sentenced to death. They were sent to the guillotine on 17 July 1794. They were notable in the manner of their deaths, as, at the foot of the scaffold, the community jointly renewed their vows and began to chant the Veni Creator Spiritus, the hymn sung at the ceremony for the profession of vows. They continued their singing as, one by one, they mounted the scaffold to meet their death. The novice of the community, Sister Constance, was the first to die, then the lay Sisters and externs, and so on, ending with the prioress, Mother Teresa of St. Augustine, O.C.D.

Source: Wikipedia.

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