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Keeping Faith and Keeping the Faith

Keeping Faith and Keeping the Faith

With great gladness, we see that the emergence from our lockdown is now beginning, in the first instance with regard to outdoor trades and industry and limited outdoor gatherings.  We can only be grateful to our Council of Ministers, Government and Departments for the care and judgment that they exercise on our behalf in deeply complex questions.  In keeping faith with one another, we are making our way through these challenging weeks.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is getting closer. We continue to keep our Christian Faith, too.  For now, I have written to parishes to confirm that public worship will not take place on Sunday 31 January.  But I am very hopeful that we may resume on 07 February.  This is dependent, of course, on there being no further cases of the virus appearing within the community.  That in turn is contingent upon… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

Bishop Peter continues leading a short reflection on the readings for the Second Sunday of Epiphany First Reading 1 Samuel 3.1-10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that… Read more


Parsonages Handbook: Updated Version Online

Parsonages Handbook: Updated Version Online

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New Director Drives Fresh Purpose for Ancient Abbey Site

New Director Drives Fresh Purpose for Ancient Abbey Site

An exciting new chapter is about to begin at an ancient medieval Abbey in the North West of England with the announcement of a new Director for Whalley Abbey in Lancashire; alongside a fresh new purpose for the site, including establishing a new monastic community for the first time in… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ

Reflections on the Lectionary for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ

As the Island returns to a Circuit Breaker Lockdown Bishop Peter resumes leading a short reflection on the readings for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ   First Reading Genesis 1.1-5 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth… Read more