Diocesan Blog - January, 2018

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

St George’s Church, Douglas Holocaust Memorial Service: 28 January 2018 ‘The Power of Words’ Words have the power to cause immense harm and hurt, and they have the power to heal. They can hurt at the simplest and most superficial level, and they can also do so at the deepest… Read more


Obituary - The Reverend Ken Ross

Obituary - The Reverend Ken Ross

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Reverend Ken Ross. Ken ministered for many years at St George’s, Douglas and prior to that in South Africa. He was a lovely and faithful priest, very thoughtful and prayerful. His gentle authority and wise counsel meant that… Read more


It's a girl!

It's a girl!

Warmest congratulations from everyone in the diocese to the Reverend Ben Bradshaw and his wife Danielle on the safe arrival yesterday afternoon, 24 January, of Bethany Janet Bradshaw (weight 8 lb 10 oz). A sister for Jorja Mother and baby are both doing very well!… Read more


New Pioneer Minister and Missioner Commissioned and Licensed

New Pioneer Minister and Missioner Commissioned and Licensed

  It was a historic day in St Andrew's Church, Andreas when Bishop Peter commissioned and licensed Stasi Kelly as the first lay Pioneer Minister and Missioner in the diocese. Alongside Bishop Peter and Stasi Kelly are (L-R) members of the SUMT team; members of the… Read more


Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York launch this year’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative

Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York launch this year’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative

Archbishop of Canterbury and Archbishop of York launch this year’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative The Archbishop of Canterbury and York’s third annual global, ecumenical prayer movement – Thy Kingdom Come has been launched. Considered one of the most dynamic prayer initiatives to emerge from the Church of England in… Read more


A Reflection on Life

A Reflection on Life

A Reflection on Life Abortion Reform Bill 2017:  A Reflection from the Diocese of Sodor and Man The Church of England combines strong opposition to abortion with a recognition that there can be - strictly limited - conditions under which it may be morally preferable to any available alternative. It… Read more