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Bishop of London and Chief Nursing Officer to take part in national online church service for Florence Nightingale anniversary

Bishop of London and Chief Nursing Officer to take part in national online church service for Florence Nightingale anniversary

The Bishop of London and the Chief Nursing Officer for England are to take part in a national online service this Sunday celebrating the work of nurses and healthcare workers and marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The Bishop of London and the… Read more


Christian Aid Week 2020 - 10-17 May

Christian Aid Week 2020 - 10-17 May

Christian Aid Week 2020 - 10-17 May Global events are naturally taking precedent and mean that this year’s Christian Aid Week will look completely different. This year the Island's appeal is to ensure a finish can be brought to what has already been started started from last years… Read more


Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Lectionary Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

In preparation for Bishop Peter's online reflection on Sunday 10 May the two readings are set out below from the NRSV. Acts 7.55-60 Standing before the high priest and the council, Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and… Read more


Bishop’s Chaplain moving on: A New Appointment for Fr Ben Bradshaw

Bishop’s Chaplain moving on: A New Appointment for Fr Ben Bradshaw

The appointment is announced of Fr Ben Bradshaw, Bishop’s Chaplain, to be Shrine Priest at The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. The role of the Shrine Priest is to share with the Priest Administrator in ministry to the many thousands of pilgrims who come… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Bishop Peter leads a reflection on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter The readings are from Acts 2.42-47, 1 Peter 2.19-25 and John 10.1-10 and for anyone who would like to follow them they can be found here… Read more


Key workers to contribute to special vocations church service

Key workers to contribute to special vocations church service

Key workers will speak of how their Christian faith has helped give them strength to serve others during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Church of England’s national weekly online service to be broadcast on Sunday. Matt Sanderson, a senior paramedic with 18 years of service in the NHS,… Read more