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> 2760: Watchtower & Bible study: JW Convention, Liverpool
> 2228: Who comprises Iglesia Reestructurada, East LA?

2014

> 2741: Assumption calendared? St Joan of Arc, Orleans, USA
> 2733: Charming report! St Mary the Virgin, Shepperdine, UK
> 2719: Some interesting facts re St Mary's, Alexandria, USA
> 2712: Why no paschal candle at St John's, Trowbridge, UK
> 2707: Was the mass at Ladyewell, UK, concelebrated?
> 2705: Sorry you had to stand: St Elisabeth's, Wallasey, UK
> 2697: Lovely vicar: St James the Less, Pimlico, London
> 2679: Chanting of the Passion at Prince of Peace Abbey, USA
> 2673: Instruments played at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, UK
> 2667: Some clarification re St Mary the Virgin, Sawston, UK
> 2665: The reporter misheard me: North Phoenix Baptist, USA
> 2664: Miss Lawson demystified: St Paul's, Newton Road
> 2659: Is Dome of Home, Wirral, UK, friendlier than reported?
> 2649: The sermon at St Mary Star of the Sea, Oceanside, USA

2013

> 2641: Who is "Father John"? St Paul's, Bedford, UK
> 2636: St Columba's Cathedral is the envy of Oban, Scotland
> 2634: Why is Newinton Green Unitarian an "exception"?
> 2608: Names tags & choir robes at St John, Vancouver
> 2606: Not boring to be prayed for: Crowded House, Sheffield
> 2589: Children not disruptive at St Wilfrid's, Harrowgate, UK
> 2584: Sermon and music at Dulwich Grove URC, London
> 2577: Noisy visitors noticed at Grace Church, Charleston, USA
> 2575: Baptism, Baptist style: Shepton Mallet, UK
> 2570: Too hard on minister? Fogo Island United, Canada
> 2562: Who's in charge at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK?
> 2553: Worship or observe? St Thomas More, Glendale, USA
> 2544: A skewed, invalid report: Christ Church, Carefree, AZ
> 2517: Who preached at Camden Town Methodist, London?
> 2512: The music at Holy Trinity Lutheran, New York City
> 2508: Who read the intercessions at ABC's installation?
> 2503: Yes, there was coffee at Heavenly Rest, NYC
> 2496: Did Jackie Kennedy attend St Ignatius Loyola, NYC?
> 2489: "Woman" not disrespectful: St Michael's, Auburn, USA
> 2488: Was sermon at Wellington Cathedral, NZ not solid?

2012

> 2455: Was Robert Wright the first black priest in Atlanta?
> 2445: Thanks and lessons learnt: All Saints, Freshwater
> 2433: Greenbelt 2012 report is an unfair appraisal
> 2403: More facts about Christian Life Centre, Horsham
> 2384: Glad to hear Costa del Sol West is flourishing
> 2374: Try the solemn mass next time: St Thomas's, Toronto
> 2381: Reporter too harsh on Our Saviour, Pagosa Springs
> 2315: Congregation loud and proud at Sacred Heart, Ilkey

2011

> 2295: Who posed for the mural at St Agnes, New York City?
> 2207: Highland Park UMC not the Bushes' home church

2010

> 2052: Thanks and c'mon back! Southover Church, Lewes, UK
> 1958: The age of Catedral de San Ildefonso, Mérida, México
> 1921: Definition of "middle aged" in All Saints Margaret St

2009

> 1758: SS Peter & Sigfrid not only English church in Stockholm
> 1697: Was reporter mocking St Luke's, Sedona?
> 1681: Malevolent and waspish report of Selly Oak Methodist

2008

> 1616: "Sabotage" report on Resurrection, Brewster, MA
> 1569: Regular coffee and tea are available at Mars Hill, Seattle
> 1576: Thanks for taking me inside St Anthony's, Istanbul
> 1575: Bethesda in Saratoga Springs is bigger than reported
> 1552: Unfair critique of organist at Union Church, Hunstanton
> 1531: Report on St Paul's, Visalia, CA, uses liberal denigration
> 1520: Correction on Christ Church, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides
> 1511: Green colour scheme in Methodist Central Hall, Coventry

2007

> 1480: An encounter with the Infant of Prague in Panny Marie
> 1467: Sermon length at Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI
> 1451: The skull and crossbones in St Peter ad Vincula, London
> 1400: Foreign language readings at Our Lady, Cambridge
> 1398: Architectural note on Gloria Dei, Providence, Rhode Island
> 1384: Why St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, looks the way it does
> 1378: The "organ" is a piano at Grace, Hamilton, Ontario
> 1375: West Edmonton: "We knew this day would come!"
> 1367: Water leak repaired in the Chapel of Kings College London
> 1361: Holy pretzels at St Mark's, Philadelphia
> 1350: More (than you want to know) about Praemonstratensians
> 1347: The prairie-green vestments of St Paul's, Regina, Canada
> 1346: "Drink a little more champagne, Betty. Get out more."
> 1336: There's always an invite to coffee at St Clement's, Prague

2006

> 1334: Did you mistime the 55 minute sermon? Vanguard, CO
> 1332: St Edmund's, Acle, wants an apology very, very soon
> 1330: Abundant Life, Bradford: "Everybody has heard of it!"
> 1328: Some corrections on Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, DE
> 1327: Welton Baptist preached on hell... what do you expect?
> 1318: Ommitting confession at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
> 1261: Churchwarden writes from All Saints, Carshalton, Surrey
> 1259: Lutheranism at Liverpool Cathedral: What do you mean?
> 1257: Greeks vs. Romans at St Pancras, Euston, London
> 1256: What are the columns like, on Reykjavík's Hallgrímskirkja?
> 1245: The ghost of Christ Church, Poughkeepsie!
> 1239: Notes on St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island, UK
> 1229: Likewise, no one spoke to me at All Saints, Margaret St
> 1224: Romsey Abbey, UK, has been "the same for 40 years"
> 1218: Communion in both kinds at St Virgilius, Broad Channel, NY
> 1209: "You've missed the point" at Newman House, London
> 1197: The welcome at Southampton University Chaplaincy, UK
> 1194: Grace & Holy Trinity, KC, serves 500+ meals a Sunday
> 1184: Lack of welcome at St Margaret Mary's, Oakland
> 1182: About the organ at First United Methodist, Hershey, PA
> 1179: About the architecture of St Thomas, Belleville, Ontario
> 1176: The music and preaching of St Mary's, New Haven, CT
> 1164: Difficult but hopeful time at St John the Divine, NYC

2005

> 1157: Accent should be no surprise at Aberfoyle, Scotland
> 1148: MW too "middle class" about OWG, Dartford
> 1141: Report on Second Presbyterian, Chicago, gets it right
> 1130: Thank you: Trinity, Tariffville, Connecticut, USA
> 1116: Greenbelt 2005 communion service
> 1115: St Peter & St Paul, Eye, Suffolk, UK, is not so unusual
> 1099: Directions to the restroom in Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY
> 1098: St James, Preston, was designed by committee
> 1096: Remarks from the pastor of Grace Church, Goodmayes, UK
> 1093: Continental traditions and St Michael's, Edinburgh
> 1088: The butterfly in All Saints, Princeton, NJ, USA
> 1082: "Brief comments" on Christ Church, Alexandria, VA, USA
> 1075: The opening words at St Mary the Virgin, Chelsea, London
> 1071: Non-welcome at Southwark Cathedral, London
> 1064: Does UCKG, London, teach health and wealth?
> 1062: The (lack of) welcome at All Souls, Langham Place, London
> 1061: The teaching of Hillsong is unbiblical and disturbing
> 1057: Report " a bit harsh" for The Drive Methodist, Ilford, UK
> 1055: Is Covent Garden Evangelical due for another visit?
> 1050: Sound system in St George's, Hanover Square, London
> 1049: Curses for what you do: Redeemed Church, Tooting
> 1048: Latecomers at Hinde Street Methodist, London
> 1039: Some incorrect details for Regent Square URC, London
> 1034: Non-musicians at The Salvation Army, London
> 1023: Happy clappy" is disrespectful at KICC, Hackney, London
> 1021: Passing the peace at All Saints, Margaret St, London, UK
> 1007: Spreydon Baptist (NZ) report is a "poor reflection"
> 1004: Jim's American accent at Strandtown Baptist, Belfast
> 999: Mystery Worshipper needs to be saved at Whitewell, Belfast
> 988: Paradise Community person gives it to us with both barrels
> 983: Folk Mass at St Anthony of Padua, Forest Gate, London, UK
> 979: "Liturgically full and grand" at Concordia, Highgate, Australia
> 976: You went to the wrong service: St Paul's, London, Ontario
> 972: Notes on the organ of Christ the King, San Francisco
> 956: Is Sint Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam, Catholic or not?
> 955: The Cathdral in Charleston SC was ruined in the Civil War
> 950: The "pirate" of St Mary the Virgin (Wotton Under Edge, UK)
> 949: Wrong photo of Star of the Sea, Bakau, The Gambia
> 948: Try it again: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, NYC

2004

> 937: Beer & wine served at St Gerard's feast, Newark, USA
> 931: What's the point of Benediction? St Chad's, Bradford, UK
> 915: Flabbergasted by sermon: St Thomas, Kuantan, Malaysia
> 910: Lots of changes happening at Zion, Chesterfield, UK
> 908: The hymn book at Cathedral, St John's, Canada
> 894: Did you attend the same church I know? Willow Creek, IL
> 893: Does the MWer know Jesus? Toronto Airport Fellowship
> 881: Forward in Faith and St Peter & Paul (Uppingham, UK)
> 829: Appalled by the report on Regina Pacis, Brooklyn, NYC
> 793: St Alban & St Augustine (London) closes its doors
> 750: Try revisiting a service at All Saints, Pawleys Island, SC
> 725: Take the bus to St Luke's, Highwoods, Colchester, UK
> 720: West Vale Baptist has closed: Halifax, England
> 716: St Margaret's is "a highlight of my visits to Palm Desert"

2003

> 715: Inaccuracies over Christ Church (Riverton, NJ, USA)
> 623: Christ Church, Bangkok, Thailand, is too folksy

2002

> 593: Our Lady & St George, Walthamstow, is usually bursting
> 593: The Mystery Worshipper should meet Father Maurice!
> 553: Care to pay us another visit? Elim Pentcostal, Coventry, UK
> 523: We're much different now: Halesworth & Bramfield URC
> 493: Come again to St James, West Streatham, London
> 492: I've always been blessed at Rome Baptist, Rome, Italy
> 471: Jazz worship is not the norm at Asylum Hill Hartford, CT
> 462: Parking tips for Christ the King, Brighton, UK

2001

> 427: St Saviour's, Hampstead, has emerged from the desert
> 415: Joyful, friendly service: St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate, London
> 386: Things better now at St Philip's, Charleston, USA
> 385: Exactly as remembered: Eglise Peres Carmes, Brussels
> 362: Clarifying Orthodox practices: Sign of the Theotokos
> 354: Welcomed warmly at United House of Prayer, Roxbury, MA
> 325: Lighthouse, Charmouth, Dorset, no longer exists
> 284: An update on St Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood, CA

2000

> 245: Tulsa Open Bible Fellowship really is as good as you say!
> 167: Why so few at compline? St Peter's, Winchester, UK
> 126: Admirably observed report from Edington Priory, UK

1999

> 90: Our area's high crime rate isn't unusual (Towbridge, Cardiff)
> 81: A note on Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village, CA
> 48: Much has changed at Washington National Cathedral
> 28: Sticky fate of Mystery Worshipper: Harvest Rock, Pasadena
> 1: Thank God for Kensington Temple, London

 
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