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Bishop of Sodor and Man's Harvest Appeal 2018

Bishop of Sodor and Man's Harvest Appeal 2018

                Bishop Peter launches Harvest Appeal 2018 Those who live and work on tea plantations in Sri Lanka are poor and often excluded from society. The Anglican Church in the Diocese of Colombo has been ministering in the plantation areas for… Read more


A Reflection on Life

A Reflection on Life

Abortion Reform Bill 2018:  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 bases this view on… Read more


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