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Bishop of Sodor and Man Announced 4 May 2017 The next Bishop of Sodor and Man will be The Venerable Peter Andrew Eagles, Downing Street has announced today. Aged 57 he is currently Archdeacon for the Army and also Deputy Chaplain-General of the Royal Army Chaplains' Department. Commenting on his appointment he has… Read more
The climax to Lent is Good Friday. On the Cross we return to the temptations; “if you are the Son of God, come down from the Cross” (Mt 27 vv 30-44) – which echoes the temptation on the pinnacle of the temple “If you are the Son of God, throw… Read more
Lent is a time to travel with Jesus on his journey to the cross. Lent leads us to Holy Week so we think not just of Jesus’ death but upon our own mortality too. This poem by Jan Sutch Pickard puts it well: Truly dust we are, and… Read more
STATEMENT OF NEEDS We look forward to welcoming our new Bishop: a shepherd to take us on the next part of our journey, bringing new gifts to help the Church as we search out the lost together. We seek an individual who is faithful in prayer, obedient to Scripture and… Read more
Bishop Robert and Pauline Paterson exchanged farewells with all of us this autumn before leaving the island for good on 6th November, and Robert Paterson officially retired as Bishop of Sodor and Man on 11th November. Elected clergy and lay people from our churches are now actively involved with the… Read more
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