Most Episcopalians know Isaiah 31.15, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength’ from the healing service in the Book of Occasional Services, where it implies ‘there, there, calm down, everything will be all right’.

Dick Lucas puts the verse back in context and discovers a serious warning to the church in a recent sermon at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London. Download and listen to an MP3 of the sermon here, free.