Author Archives: Petter

About Petter

Friend of Dorothy & HMTQ. Staunch Conservative. Anglo-Catholic Anglophile in the Swedish Capital. (Hoping to be ordained one day, God willing...) Single.

Review: The Lindchester Chronicles by Catherine Fox

Just before I left for Walsingham I treated myself to the trilogy of books known as the Lindchester Chronicles, by Catherine Fox, author and wife of the new Bishop of Sheffield. The trilogy is set in the fictional diocese of … Continue reading

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History goes in circles

I’m told by social media that today was the day in 2015 when the Swedish population register registered me as living in Sweden again, after 2 years in London. It is very fitting then, to have signed the forms telling … Continue reading

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Holiday in retrospect

Last week I was on a much needed holiday to Walsingham and London. Walsingham is a small village in Norfolk famous for its Shrine of Our Lady. In 1061, a pious English noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, had an apparition of … Continue reading

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Fr Kerrigan vs. Fr Pilkington?

I recently finished – all in one evening – the BBC’s six-part drama Broken (please note – link is to Wikipedia entry that contains a fair few spoilers!), in which Sean Bean plays Catholic Fr Michael Kerrigan (left), pastor in a … Continue reading

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A bit of culture!

So, yesterday evening was spent with my friend Monika in one of Stockholm’s large parks, Rålambshovsparken, where the council-funded theatre give public outdoor performances for free throughout the summer. As their Director puts it – “It’s your cultural tax rebate”…. HOWEVER … Continue reading

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Book review: Bringing in the Sheaves by Revd Richard Coles

I just finished Bringing in the Sheaves. Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest by the Revd Richard Coles. Fr Coles is the former Communard who left, as he himself puts it “pop for the pulpit” and is now … Continue reading

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Summertime, and the living is easy?

Even though I’m nowhere ready to go on holiday yet, we can still see certain things telling us that summer is on its way. Yesterday was the annual staff Summer Party at work, at our owners’ holiday farm, some 40 … Continue reading

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