Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding. I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop... it was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Supporting Fr Blake

Not everyone, it would appear, appreciates the splendid Fr Blake and his blog, as can be read, with an introduction through Fr Tim Finigan's blog, in Fr Ray Blake under fire.

I urge you to look at that, follow the link to Fr Blake's blog, and then express your support for him in the comments box, as I have done. He is an excellent and faithful priest, who runs a lively and civilised parish.

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