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Bloody Mary: In Service to the True God

Politics has never looked so disturbing…or has it?

Political [and religious] extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains” John W. Gardner

Rape, burnings, beheadings and religious persecution run rife as England’s first Queen Regnant, newly reunited with a politicised Pope, tries to untangle service to God from service to the self. (more…)


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Friends of St Michael’s talk – 15 May 2019

Doors open at 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. £10 on the door or via Eventbrite (more…)

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Have you ever wondered why Brighton has so many Anglo Catholic churches?

Come to St Michael’s, Victoria Road, Brighton BN1 3FU Friday 29th March 6.30pm for a talk by eminent local historian, Sue Berry.

£8 on the door (doors open at 6pm)

Controversy – in Brighton’s Victorian Churches

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The earlier phase of the Anglo Catholic movement greatly influenced worship in the Anglican Church from the 1840s.  It also created national headlines for Brighton which made a change from news about celebrities and sewerage issues.

St Paul’s in West Street was the first centre for the debates over the return of rituals regarded by some as Roman Catholic and, a threat to the simpler Anglican approach to worship which had developed from the Tudor period.  The Rev Arthur Wagner, incumbent of St Paul’s, was sometimes subjected to unpleasant behaviour in public because of his views and behaved with great dignity.

Wagner attracted very committed curates who went on to be the incumbents of other churches in Brighton which also became notorious for their Anglo-Catholic practices such as St Michael’s, St James, Bartholomew’s and The Annunciation.

Dr Berry will briefly explore what Anglo-Catholicism was and why it upset some so much and concentrate on its influence in Brighton

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20 March 2019 6.00pm – 8.30pm

68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL

From inside our patriarchal society it’s hard to imagine matriarchal societies which value feminine power and place it at the heart of how they run their worlds. Mariam Crichton will share her direct experience of Matriarchal societies she has visited in Bhutan, Sumatra and Lijiang in China to show how they work and can work for us. (more…)

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On 23 February between 2pm and 5pm, ‘Plastic-free Prestonville’ takes place at Exeter Street Hall. The event is a mix of stalls, speakers, activities and a café. There are plenty of inspiring ideas to help people think about what they can do to make a difference; how to reuse, recycle and reduce plastic.  (more…)

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Sussex Egyptology presents 

Book release and signing with Chris Naunton

Saturday 26th January 2pm

Free to members, £5 charge on the door for non-members.

BHASVIC, Dyke Road, Hove

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalising clues. (more…)

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Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

I spent some time this summer looking to join a writing course in Brighton. All the courses I found were too expensive and too prescriptive. I wanted to go to an affordable, relaxed, informal group with like-minded people where I could share my work freely and, most importantly, write without distraction. I couldn’t find the writing group I wanted to go to, so I created one. (more…)

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