Monday, 31 October 2011

ST PAULS Website

Our apologies to anyone who tried to access our website over the weekend, a technical fault resulted in it being unavailable. This has now been rectified and all is back to normal.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Christmas stamps

The Royal Mail should be praised (perhaps you would like to do so!) for honouring the birth of Our Saviour in its Christmas stamps this year. The first and second class stamps show Jesus in the Arms of Mary and the Angel appearing to Joseph. The relevant biblical reference from Matthew’s Gospel is clearly given on each stamp.

All Christians should ensure that they buy and use these stamps for their Christmas mail and also encourage their Christian friends and contacts to do so as well. The stamps should be available from all Post Offices and stamp retailers from Tuesday 8th November.

If we as Christians can demonstrate massive support for these stamps, maybe the Royal Mail will reconsider its policy of promoting a purely secular view of this great Christian festival in alternate years. Meanwhile, if we fail in that, remember that the "Madonna" stamps remain available throughout the year and use those in the "secular" years.

Picture © Royal Mail Group Ltd

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Employment opportunity at St Pauls

We  are looking to appoint a fulltime Manager of our Westminster shop. See our website for details

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The launch of Auntie Joanna's latest book in pictures

Here is a selection of pictures from the celebration to mark the launch of Joanna Bogle's latest book Blessed John Paul the Great.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Auntie Joanna and Auntie Kati join forces

The Catholic journalist, author and broadcaster, Joanna Bogle (above left) has joined forces with freelance illustrator Kati Teague to produce a book on the life of Blessed John Paul II. Entitled Blessed John Paul the Great, it contains 24 illustrated stories which introduce young (and old) readers to the life of this great man.

In her speech at the launch, held in our Westminster bookshop on Tuesday evening, Joanna pointed out what a privilege it is for those of us who lived through the Pontificate of John Paul II. We know, and therefore can appreciate, all that he gave the Church - his many writings, his worldwide visits, his leadership, the Mysteries of Light, World Youth Day, to name but a few. Yet, to the younger generation of Catholics John Paul II is but a name. Joanna hopes that her book will keep alive the legacy of this great pope.

The book can be purchased from any of our bookshops or online here. Please note, due to technical problems, our website does not at present have a picture of the cover. However, a selection of Kati's illustrations can be seen below.

Launch of 'Blessed John Paul the Great'

A celebration to mark the publication of the latest book by Joanna Bogle Blessed John Paul the Great will take place in our Westminster shop this evening.

The book, illustrated by Kati Teague, tells the story of the life of this remarkable man. Publication of the book coincides with the anniversary of his election as Supreme Pontiff in 1978.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Frankfurt Book Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair opened today, Wednesday 12th October.

This annual event attracts publishers from all over the world. St Pauls are well represented, with delegates from the many countries in which we work. We have a presence in two of the halls within the Fair - our international stand, hosted by San Paolo, Italy and in the English speaking hall, where St Pauls Publishing, London have joined with St Pauls Australia and St Pauls India.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Employment opportunity at ST PAULS

Changes in personnel have taken place at ST PAULS.

With the return of Fr Joseph Eruppakkatt ssp to his native India, Stephen Moseling has been appointed Publishing Director. Stephen has been working in our bookshops for the past fourteen years and he will retain his role as Operations Co-ordinator.

David Chapman has been the Manager of our London bookshop for twelve years, of which the last three were on a part-time basis. In view of the changes outlined above, the time has now come for us to have a full-time Manager again. Therefore, we are now inviting applications for the position.

Please see our bookshop website for further details.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Journeying, all in the same boat

Journeying, all in the same boat is the title of an article by Christopher Howse on the work of Greg Tricker. It was originally published in The Daily Telegraph and is now available to read on-line. Some of Greg's work is on display in Westminster Cathedral until 15th October.

The Christ Journey published by ST PAULS, is the gift book that accompanies the exhibition. In this book Sister Wendy Beckett reflects on the 34 works on show.

Entrance to the cathedral and the exhibition is free.