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A Gentle, Unassuming Faith

Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England by Roger Scruton Atlantic Books, 2012, 199 pages, $39.99 I have in my possession an old and worn edition of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, an Oxford University Press edition published sometime in the 1950s and containing within it an edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. I found it in a second-hand bookshop some years ago and have used it ever since. There is an inscription indicating its previous owner. This is addressed simply to “Jacqueline … from her Godparents Aunty Dorothy & Uncle Frank. 6th November 1958”. Such…

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