Diocesan Blog - March, 2021

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A Time of Prayer, Study, Meditation, Discussion, and Reflection

A Time of Prayer, Study, Meditation, Discussion, and Reflection

Friends, This is a challenging time for our Island. We continue to see new cases of infection, in some cases arising from unknown sources.  We pray for those of our community who are in hospital.  And we mourn recent death, praying for the comfort of the bereaved. Our period of… Read more


Prayer Diary for April 2021

Prayer Diary for April 2021

  The April Diocesan Prayer Diary is now available  In Word format online and for download In PDF format online and for download… Read more


Open Churches: A Church Tourism Workshop with Ecclesiastical Insurance

Open Churches: A Church Tourism Workshop with  Ecclesiastical Insurance

Free church tourism training from the National Churches Trust and Ecclesiastical Insurance on how to open your church safely to visitors. The session will consider: the myths about being open why keep churches open guiding principles managing visitors in a COVID world To book your place… Read more


Updated Information for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

Updated Information for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

Friends, The extending of lockdown to include Easter is clearly a heavy blow, requiring us to forego worship in church through Holy Week and Easter for a second year.  There is no responsible alternative, and so, under Canon B14A, I have advised parishes to suspend public worship on Palm Sunday,… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Bishop Peter leads a short reflection on the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent First Reading Jeremiah 31.31-34 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not… Read more


Webinar: A vision for the Church of England in the 2020s

Webinar: A vision for the Church of England in the 2020s

Join Archbishop Stephen Cottrell and panel members to find out more about the emerging vision and strategic priorities for the Church for the next decade. This is the first in a series of webinars that will explore what it means to be a church that is… Read more