Diocesan Blog - April, 2020

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Faith at Home

Faith at Home

Faith at Home is a national campaign that builds on the work of Growing Faith and Everyday Faith to support the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. #FaithAtHome which launches today will feature weekly video content to help families to talk about faith and pray… Read more


Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

In preparation for Bishop Peter's online reflection on Sunday 3 May the three readings are set out below from the NRSV. Acts 2.42-47 Many were baptized and were added to the community. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the… Read more


Support for when you can't attend a funeral

Support for when you can't attend a funeral

It's so difficult when you can't go to the funeral of someone who has died. This page suggests a few ways in which you can still connect with family and friends, and remember from home. If someone you love has recently died, this will be an exceptionally difficult… Read more


Archbishop launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

Archbishop launches free dial-in worship phone line during coronavirus lockdown

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.   Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Easter

Bishop Peter leads a reflection on the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter The readings are from Acts 2.14a, 36-41 and Luke 24.13-35 and for anyone who would like to follow them they can be found here… Read more


The National Sunday Service led by Rev Kate Bottley

The National Sunday Service led by Rev Kate Bottley

This week's service is led by BBC Songs of Praise and Radio 2 presenter Rev Kate Bottley, with Christian Aid's Chine McDonald preaching and prayers signed using BSL by Carolyn Denmark.      … Read more