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A Question for Easter

A Question for Easter

A Question for Easter   It is not a trick question, but neither is it as straightforward as it might seem. To whom did the risen Lord first appear? It depends, of course, on which Gospel you read!   St Matthew tells us that it was… Read more


The Chrism Eucharist and The New Language of Holy Week and Easter

The Chrism Eucharist and The New Language of Holy Week and Easter

The Chrism Eucharist and The New Language of Holy Week and Easter   ‘That’s just the way it is’; ‘We are where we are’; ‘Get real’; ‘Wake up and smell the coffee’. You may have heard those phrases recently.  I most certainly have.  In fact, I have probably used… Read more


Thoughts for Holy Week

Thoughts for Holy Week

Thoughts for Holy Week If you walk down the Mount of Olives and past the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom, and then climb up the hill to the old walled city of Jerusalem, you come to a church called St Peter in Gallicantu: St Peter at the Cock-crow.  ‘Before… Read more


Thoughts for mid-Lent

Thoughts for mid-Lent

Thoughts for mid-Lent It is the end of March, the very moment when the United Kingdom should be leaving the European Union but isn’t quite doing so, and when international news has been focussed on the terrible attack on the mosque in Christchurch and devastation by natural disaster in southern… Read more


Generous God, Generous People - Resources for Lent

Generous God, Generous People - Resources for Lent

Generous God, Generous People Generous God, Generous People is designed to help churches. It has been written to help us reflect on what it means to live as generous Christians. There are two resources; a five week course of daily bible readings for personal use and a four session… Read more


The Bishop’s Christmas Message: 2018

The Bishop’s Christmas Message:  2018

Signs of Love and Hope Stories and narratives, truth and lies, honesty and deceit: was there ever a year in which it was so difficult to distinguish these things for what they are?  Was there ever a time when it was so difficult to identify integrity in public life?  Very… Read more