England’s 16th century reforming pioneers either left to found an England somewhere else, or stayed to reclaim their 4th century roots. Now Englishness seems a controversial concept, most likely expressed in chants of ‘Eng-er-land’ and the newly popular flag of St George. Where is the soul of the English spirituality find new expression apart from Empire or the Last Night of the Proms?
Lucy Winkett is Canon Precentor of St Paul’s Cathedral, responsible for its music and liturgy. She is a founding advisor for the public theology thinktank, Theos; a columnist in Third Way magazine; a trustee of the Amos Trust; and writes, speaks and broadcasts regularly on culture, gender and music.