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Issue 14 – Christmas 2022



This issue's letters and comments.


How intrigued I was to find the article (“Hints of Grandeur,” Issue 12) about my home village, Chislehurst, England. I am a member of the ancient Parish Church of St. Nicholas (Church of England) that is located a short walk across Chislehurst Common from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary, where Napoleon III and his son the Prince Imperial were originally laid to rest. I think we must be one of the few villages in England that is home to well-established congregations that worship according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the Tridentine Mass every Sunday.

I would like to add a few observations to Neil Jopson’s well-timed piece—it coming shortly before Chislehurst is about to commemorate the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the death of the last Emperor of the French on January 9th, 2023, with a series of talks and church services.

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