Diocesan Blog - November, 2016

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Bishop Robert's Retirement Letter

Bishop Robert's Retirement Letter

This, I promise, will be a short letter because my Farewell Sermon (30 October) and the Presidential Address at the Diocesan Synod (31 October) are already on the web, with much of what I want to say as I retire. This has been a great eight and a half… Read more


Bishop Robert's Sermon and Presidential Address

Bishop Robert's Sermon and Presidential Address

SERMON & PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 31 10.2016  With your pack of materials you were sent is an abridged version of the 2009 Recommendations for Mission & Ministry in the Diocese.  Some of what has already been achieved has been edited, as have some of the detailed arrangements which we knew from… Read more


Appointment of Joint Diocesan Registrars

Appointment of Joint Diocesan Registrars

Appointment of Joint Diocesan Registrars The Bishop of Sodor and Man has appointed Mrs Louise Connacher to be joint Registrar of the Diocese of Sodor and Man with Mr Lionel Lennox from 1 November 2016. Mrs Connacher is a specialist in employment and ecclesiastical law and we welcome her in… Read more


Part-Time Manager Required

Part-Time Manager Required

Job Vacancy   Churches Bookshop, Howard Street, Douglas. Telephone number; 621593 Registered Charity Number: 1162 Registered Company No: 128745C   The Churches Bookshop requires a part-time manager to work 24 hours per week.   This is initially for a six month period fixed term, but with the possibility of an extension.… Read more


Statement by the Archbishop of York

Statement by the Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has issued the following statement following the determination of the Disciplinary Tribunal convened following a complaint against The Revd Canon Dr Jules Gomes, former Vicar of Arbory and Castletown in the Isle of Man. “I am grateful to the Disciplinary Tribunal, chaired by… Read more


Sermons from Bishop Robert

Sermons from Bishop Robert

TWO SERMONS ON 30 OCTOBER 2016 ST GEORGE’S CHURCH How do you turn lead into gold?  Mix up the ingredients, heat it all up, then run 3 times round a churchyard at night without thinking of the word ‘Abracadabra’.  Try it! How do you stop yourself thinking something that you… Read more