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Ecumenical Safeguarding Seminar - 15 May 2021

Ecumenical Safeguarding Seminar - 15 May 2021

Another excellent Safeguarding Seminar has been held at St John's Mill, St John's. The event began with a brief introduction from Tony Connell, Ecumenical Safeguarding Adviser before Chris Staples from Living Hope gave a short address in which he talked about safeguarding not been just a selective thing but in fact a whole part of church and daily life. It was then back to Tony Connell to talk on the subject of Resilience in Churches and illustrated this with references to 'Tigger', Eye Tests and 'Whack-A-Mole'   He talked about how we cannot control the negative events that life throws up to us but that we can control how we respond to these events and if we do so positively, that we learn, develop and grow in resilience. The question was posed 'What is resilience?' And the answer was...'Bouncebackability'! He went on… Read more


A Jab and a Thank You!

A Jab and a Thank You!

The vaccination programme on our Island has been implemented quickly and effectively.  As I write, well over 60,000 of us have received the first dose, and almost 80,000 vaccinations have been given in all. We receive this as a free gift, at no cost and with minimal inconvenience.  That is… Read more


Thy Kingdom Come - 13 - 23 May 2021

Thy Kingdom Come - 13 - 23 May 2021

Thy Kingdom Come Top resources from Thy Kingdom Come to support you and your church pray from Ascension to Pentecost.   Prayer Journal Walk through the days from Ascension to Pentecost with daily prayers and reflections. Each day there is… Read more


New Head Teacher for St Thomas' School

New Head Teacher for St Thomas' School

Bishop Peter is delighted to announce that Chris Kirk has been appointed as the new headteacher for St Thomas’ Church of England School in Douglas. Mr Kirk moved to the Island in 1998 to set up the Crossroads Young Carers project which helps give young carers a break from… Read more