"The Land of the Twelve Churches"


The monthly magazine for our ten parishes, uniting the twelve churches in the fifteen villages of Alvescot, Black Bourton, Bradwell Village, Broadwell, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Grafton, Holwell, Kelmscott, Kencot, Langford, Little Faringdon, Radcot, Shilton, and Westwell...

All in the West Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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Must Rhodes Fall? Should Rhodes Fall?


Our very own Donal Lowry takes a cogent view

2020 06 July Parish Pump in the Land of the Twelve Churches Shill Valley & Broadshire

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July 2020 (best read on PC or tablet)

It's a curious world right now

27th June 2020

   Did we always get things right in the past? Of course not. Do we get things right now? Some clearly think they are virtuous enough to regulate the past. 

   But who is to know what, in a hundred years time, people will despise about us? Will they tear down statues of our current heroes because they believe in God, or eat meat, or wear socks? Who knows? 

   At a time when even those who might urge a more considered view (like Archbishops and professors), seem eager to climb onboard any passing bandwagon, let us remember that, as ever, those who seek to dictate our future will first destroy our past.