Diocesan Blog - January, 2021

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Reflections on the Lectionary for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Bishop Peter leads a short reflection on the readings for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple First Reading Malachi 3.1-5 Thus says the Lord God: See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come… Read more


Resuming Public Worship

Resuming Public Worship

Following today’s announcement (29 January 2021) of the easing of all restrictions from Monday, 1 February, we may now open churches and parish halls for all purposes from that same date. As already indicated, Sunday worship may take place as normal from 7 February, with no restrictions on singing, receiving… Read more


Church Services Cancelled for Sunday 28 February

Church Services Cancelled for Sunday 28 February

In light of the announcement this afternoon (Saturday 27 February) regarding new Covid 19 cases and possible transmission within the community which are pending further investigation Bishop Peter following the Chief Minister's request that we all stay at home and avoid mixing with other households, advises and gives… Read more


Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them. In an open letter, Archbishops… Read more


Prayer Diary February 2021

Prayer Diary February 2021

The February Diocesan Prayer Diary is now available online and for download.… Read more


Relections on the Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Epiphany

Relections on the Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Epiphany

Bishop Peter leads a short reflection on the readings for the Third Sunday of Epiphany First Reading Genesis 14.17-20 After Abram’s return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh… Read more