Merrily On High Paperback
An Anglo-Catholic Memoir
by Colin Stephenson;
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Merrily On High
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The heady peaks of Tractarian glories between the wars decidedly shaped Colin Stephenson’s preferences. Young and impressionable, he revelled in the rich ceremonial of continental Catholicism in all its triumphal self-assurance. As an inexperienced naval chaplain in the Second World War, he set about installing baroque altars on warships, despite the ‘violent firmness’ with which certain admirals and captains reacted. Such encounters delighted him and many episodes are stories told against himself.
After the war, and despite serious injury, he returned to Oxford and created the ‘highest church in the city’, before succeeding Alfred Hope Patten as Guardian of the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, where he found plenty to satisfy his appetite for the oddities of high Anglicanism.
‘It may be a trivial record,' he writes, 'but I hope it is illuminated by love and I think I have made myself as ridiculous as anyone.’
Merrily On High by Colin Stephenson was published by Canterbury Press in October 2008 and is our 61079th best seller. The ISBN for Merrily On High is 9781853119125.
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|Page last updated||7th July 2015|
|Author / Artist||Colin Stephenson|
|Publisher||Canterbury Press (October 2008)|
|Number of Pages||192|