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We rejoice that our ‘circuit-breaker lockdown’ has now concluded, and that we can resume public and social life, including opening our churches once again, with effect from Monday, 19 April. We have kept Easter as best we could, but we may now wish to bring additional Easter-tide exuberance into these… Read more
We have kept Holy Week, and – under the limitations of circumstance – we have managed to give something of the time and attention which is our due to God. Holy Week is the same each year in terms of its themes and its observances, but it is also different… Read more
Friends, As you see on this website, we are offering a homily or liturgy for every day in Holy Week, streamed at 11.00 a.m. each day, and then at 09.30 a.m. on Easter Day. This enables us to engage with the many themes of these days, both in scripture and… Read more
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
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
Friends, Here is a Date for our diaries, and a Prayer for our daily use. The Date: Saturday 27 March, 10 am – 4 pm: A Day of Prayer and Preparation. On the Eve of Holy Week, in the context of the Eucharist and the Study… Read more