The English Reformation from The Perspective of the Eucharistic Debates upon Holy Communion; Body and Blood or Bread and Wine?

I would like to consider the revisionist historian’s response to two traditional interpretations of the Reformation from the perspective of the sixteenth-century theological debates around the Eucharistic liturgies and their practical application during the first one hundred years of religious reform in England. My assertion is that post Reformation reinterpretations of the nature of the… Continue reading The English Reformation from The Perspective of the Eucharistic Debates upon Holy Communion; Body and Blood or Bread and Wine?

Book Review by Stephen Bourke on, Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700, (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

If you have ever sat in an English medieval parish church to enjoy the tranquillity enclosed in those ancient stone walls and thought to yourself, ‘here, at least, is stability’, then think again. Altars Restored by Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke is a fascinating survey of religious conflict viewed from the interior of the cathedral,… Continue reading Book Review by Stephen Bourke on, Kenneth Fincham and Nicholas Tyacke, Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700, (Oxford, Oxford University Press).

Review. MCDERMOTT’S 2 HOURS Vs. LEVELLERS & OYSTERBAND.                ‘BESIEGED’

​  MCDERMOTT’S 2 HOURS Vs. LEVELLERS & OYSTERBAND Besieged Label: On The Fiddle Recordings 12-track CD OTF CD 028F Barcode: 5053760043676 Release Date: 8 February 2019. When writers wax lyrical about the rugged Celtic beauty that came to fruition with The Pogues and Shane MacGowan, they often seem to suggest that time has stood still… Continue reading Review. MCDERMOTT’S 2 HOURS Vs. LEVELLERS & OYSTERBAND.                ‘BESIEGED’

Honest Heron. (poem)

​              Sat……stock…..still Crouched The cold green grass fluttered The stone grey path solid  Sat…… stock….. still Crouched Patiently Waiting Patiently….. patiently Fishing. ….. I had to stare Its’ presence  Inanimate Plumage Unfettered Is it a rock?  Is it an illusion? A reverse reflection  Of submerged silvery solid? I had… Continue reading Honest Heron. (poem)

The Brandy Thieves. ‘The Devil’s Wine’ EP Release. (review)

​The Brandy Thieves. Brand new EP ‘The Devil’s Wine’Launch. Soundhouse Leicester. Already renowned as one of the Midland’s best live acts, The Brandy Thieves gypsy rhythms and punk energy, ska grooves and folk storytelling create a sound that is uniquely their own. ‘Raucous’ ‘Infectious’ ‘Enthralling’ ‘Captivating’ and ‘Sweaty’ are just a few of the words… Continue reading The Brandy Thieves. ‘The Devil’s Wine’ EP Release. (review)