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Reflections on the Lectionary for Pentecost

Reflections on the Lectionary for Pentecost

Bishop Peter leads a reflection on the readings for Pentecost.  The readings are from Acts 2.1-21 , and John 20.19-23 and for anyone who would like to follow them they can be found here  … Read more


Pope delivers special message for Pentecost Sunday online service alongside archbishops and senior UK church leaders

Pope delivers special message for Pentecost Sunday online service alongside archbishops and senior UK church leaders

His Holiness Pope Francis will take part in an online church service alongside the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and a number of other senior UK church leaders for the first time online. He will deliver a special message for the virtual service for Pentecost Sunday –… Read more


Lectionary Readings for Pentecost

Lectionary Readings for Pentecost

In preparation for Bishop Peter's online reflection on Sunday 31 May the two readings are set out below from the NRSV. Acts 2.1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the… Read more


A Letter for Pentecost - Bishop Peter

A Letter for Pentecost - Bishop Peter

Dear friends, This comes with warmest greetings from me, Bishop Peter, to wish you joy and gladness in Christ at Pentecost.  Our season of Eastertide concludes with the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, the account of which we read in the book… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension)

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension)

Bishop Peter leads a reflection on the readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension) The readings are from Acts 1.6-14, and John 17.1-11 and for anyone who would like to follow them they can be found here… Read more


Duke of Cambridge joins CofE’s online service to mark end of Mental Health Awareness Week

Duke of Cambridge joins CofE’s online service to mark end of Mental Health Awareness Week

The Duke of Cambridge will urge people who are concerned about their mental health or that of others to reach out and start a conversation, in a contribution to this Sunday’s Church of England national online service, marking the end of Mental Health Awareness Week.  … Read more