Diocesan Blog - January, 2021

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Keeping Faith and Keeping the Faith

Keeping Faith and Keeping the Faith

With great gladness, we see that the emergence from our lockdown is now beginning, in the first instance with regard to outdoor trades and industry and limited outdoor gatherings.  We can only be grateful to our Council of Ministers, Government and Departments for the care and judgment that they exercise… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

Bishop Peter continues leading a short reflection on the readings for the Second Sunday of Epiphany First Reading 1 Samuel 3.1-10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that… Read more


Parsonages Handbook: Updated Version Online

Parsonages Handbook: Updated Version Online

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New Director Drives Fresh Purpose for Ancient Abbey Site

New Director Drives Fresh Purpose for Ancient Abbey Site

An exciting new chapter is about to begin at an ancient medieval Abbey in the North West of England with the announcement of a new Director for Whalley Abbey in Lancashire; alongside a fresh new purpose for the site, including establishing a new monastic community for the first time in… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ

Reflections on the Lectionary for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ

As the Island returns to a Circuit Breaker Lockdown Bishop Peter resumes leading a short reflection on the readings for the First Sunday of Epiphany - The Baptism of Christ   First Reading Genesis 1.1-5 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth… Read more


An Update - Covid Circuit Breaker

An Update - Covid Circuit Breaker

Brothers and Sisters, The ‘Circuit-breaker’ period is with us, running from midnight on 06 January, the Epiphany, through to 27 January; a period of three weeks. It is hard to have to suspend public worship again, this time hopefully just for the three Sundays of 10, 17 and 24 January,… Read more