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The astonishing joy of the Ascension

The astonishing joy of the Ascension

The astonishing joy of the Ascension Just as the authentic reality of the Resurrection is shown by the transformation of the followers of Jesus from grief to wonder and gladness, so something very similar happens at the Ascension.  It is the last of the post-Resurrection appearances, and we might imagine… Read more


The Bishop’s Easter Message

The Bishop’s Easter Message

The Bishop’s Easter Message Holy Week began with the Entry into Jerusalem, which the Church marked in the liturgy for Palm Sunday.  In the Gospel accounts, both St Matthew and St Mark note a particular detail:  the Lord entered the Temple, cleared it out, and overturned the tables of the… Read more


For Ash Wednesday and Lent

For Ash Wednesday and Lent

For Ash Wednesday and Lent:  St German’s Cathedral, Isle of Man, 14 February 2018 Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn So begins one of the great modernist poems of English literature:  Ash-Wednesday by TS Eliot. … Read more


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


Bishop Peter's Message for the New Year

Bishop Peter's Message for the New Year

New Year Message The turn of the year is a time both for reflection and for looking forward.  So, in wishing you a Happy New Year, I offer five things that I have discovered in my first three months here as bishop, and five things that I hope for in… Read more


Dedication of New War Memorial at Malew

Dedication of New War Memorial at Malew

On Sunday 29 Ooctober Bishop Peter dedicated the new War Memorial at Kirk Malew and preached his first sermon there... ‘First Sermon’ preached at Kirk Malew, with Dedication of the new Memorial to the Fallen of the Second World War. Even without the horse and the Landau carriage, it is… Read more