Following Trump’s election what next for politics?

  • 10 Nov 2016

Early in the morning on the day after the US election my eldest daughter came down the stairs as normal on her way to breakfast holding her teddy bear, Umpa Ted. ‘Who won,’ she asked and before I could respond she said, ‘it’s Trump isn’t it?’ She put Umpa Ted’s paws to his eye...

Remembering the Battle of Trafalgar

  • 25 Oct 2016

On the duver at St Helen’s stands the tower of St Helen’s Old Church. At about eye height near the base of the tower is a smallish plaque. It reads: ‘On Saturday 14th. September 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson boarded HMS Victory lying anchor off St. Helens near to this spot. HMS...

Book Review: Edward Marshall Hall

  • 12 Oct 2016

Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC was one of the great legal advocates of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Along with Edward Carson and F.E. Smith he dominated the courtrooms of his time. He served, like them, in Parliament but with little success. Unlike them he never sat on...

May’s rise seals the end of the Blair-Cameron era

  • 5 Oct 2016

The Party Conference season is once again drawing to a close. To most people these events come and go without much notice. To the die-hard activists, serial attenders and pundits much effort and analysis will have been expended for relatively little return. The annual Party Co...

St Bride's News - Welcome to Mark Fox

  • 9 Sep 2016

We are very pleased to welcome Rev Mark Fox to the ministry team at St Bride's. He was ordained into the Church of England by the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, in St. Paul's Cathedral in 2013.  Currently he is the Chief Executive of The Business Services Association (...

Feature: Julia Margaret Cameron

  • 22 Aug 2016

The Island has many interesting places to visit and is associated with many leading figures from the worlds of art, science, politics, innovation and design. One of the less well known but most interesting is Julia Margaret Cameron, the pioneering photographer. Cameron live...

The retirement of Richard Chartres is a blow to the Church of England

  • 2 Aug 2016

After twenty years as Bishop of London Richard Chartres has announced he is to retire. The announcement marks the end of a remarkable career which culminated in him becoming the Church of England’s third most senior Bishop. A figure of true national importance his record in Lo...

A new direction for the Government and the country

  • 13 Jul 2016

Theresa May has set out a new direction and philosophy for the government of the United Kingdom. Hers will not be a David Cameron continuity government. It is a wholesale reboot of the government and direction for the country. A new start for a new era. The EU referendum wa...

Theresa May has a great opportunity to unite a divided nation

  • 11 Jul 2016

Theresa May becomes the new leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister after what was, in effect, a single issue general election. We have not only a new Prime Minister but what will in reality be a new Conservative government with different policies at home ...

The key question is what does Brexit mean?

  • 5 Jul 2016

The result of the EU referendum is clear and unambigious. The UK will leave the European Union. When not if. Stopping 43 years of membership of the EU is a significant moment in the history of our island nation but has to be seen in the context of the great sweep of history. I...