Diocesan Blog

A message from Archbishop Justin Welby on the need to keep church buildings closed

A message from Archbishop Justin Welby on the need to keep church buildings closed

A message from Archbishop Justin Welby on the need to keep church buildings closed   … Read more


Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday Service   The order for the service to follow and respond is available on the following links for download... Maundy Thursday Service with Renewal of Vows (Word) Maundy Thursday Service with Renewal of Vows (PDF)      … Read more


Archbishop of Canterbury will call for 'a resurrection of our common life,' in Easter Sunday sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury will call for 'a resurrection of our common life,' in Easter Sunday sermon

Archbishop of Canterbury will call for 'a resurrection of our common life,' in Easter Sunday sermon The Archbishop of Canterbury will call for “a resurrection of our common life,” during his Easter Sunday sermon. The message, which will be delivered from the kitchen of the Archbishop’s flat in London, is part… Read more


Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers - CoronaVirus (Covid 19)

Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers - CoronaVirus (Covid 19)

Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers - CoronaVirus (Covid 19) During these weeks and months when people are volunteering to help in our communities and our churches we still have to continue our awareness of safecaring and looking after those who may now be vulnerable because of isolation. Tony Connell our Diocesan… Read more


A Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter The Rt Rev Peter Eagles, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man offers for prayerful consideration a reflection for Wednesday of Holy Week 2020...… Read more


A Reflection for Tuesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Tuesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Tuesday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter The Rt Rev Peter Eagles, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man offers for prayerful consideration a reflection for Tuesday of Holy Week 2020...… Read more


A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter

A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week from Bishop Peter     The Rt Rev Peter Eagles, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man offers for prayerful consideration a reflection for Monday of Holy Week 2020...                            … Read more


Palm Sunday Reflection from Bishop Peter

Palm Sunday Reflection from Bishop Peter

Palm Sunday Reflection from Bishop Peter   The Rt Rev Peter Eagles, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man offers for prayerful consideration a reflection for Palm Sunday 2020 to lead us in to Holy Week and on to Easter... … Read more


Resources for Easter and Holy Week

Resources for Easter and Holy Week

The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will put a paper ‘palm’ cross in the window of his Salford home in a national service he will lead for Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week and Easter. The Holy Communion service will be broadcast at 9am on the… Read more


Diocese campaign to put crosses in windows during Holy Week

Diocese campaign to put crosses in windows during Holy Week

Many will miss the blessing and distribution of Palm Crosses on Sunday. In line with other Diocese Bishop Peter has spoken about the current impromptu campaign to encourage people to put crosses in their windows from Palm Sunday and through Holy Week. Commenting, he said,… Read more


The April 2020 Diocesan Prayer Diary

The April 2020 Diocesan Prayer Diary

The April 2020 Diocesan Prayer Diary The April Diocesan Prayer Diary is now available online and for download.… Read more


Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus from the Arthur Rank Centre

Together Apart: A rural church response to coronavirus from the Arthur Rank Centre

  The Arthur Rank Centre has launched a resource hub to support rural Christians and churches during the coronavirus outbreak. Named ‘Together Apart’, the hub has a range of resources covering many aspects of rural Christian life. Different section include: farming and agriculture support; practical resources, guidance… Read more


A service for Passion Sunday (the fifth Sunday in Lent)

A service for Passion Sunday (the fifth Sunday in Lent)

  As many provinces have suspended public worship, the Anglican Communion Office has put together a brief video-based Service of the Word for Passion Sunday, featuring prayers written especially for this Sunday – the Fifth Sunday in Lent – which has been designated as a worldwide day of… Read more


Farewell to Karen Garrett

Farewell to Karen Garrett

Farewell to Karen Garrett On the 26th April we say farewell to Karen Garrett as Local Minister of Holy Trinity, Patrick  in the Parish of the West Coast.  Karen has led this community for five years and while there has seen considerable changes taking place.  The Community… Read more


New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral

New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral

New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral Under strict rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Church of England funerals may now only happen at crematoria or at gravesides. Only immediate family members can attend – if a crematorium allows – that is,… Read more