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The vaccination programme on our Island has been implemented quickly and effectively. As I write, well over 60,000 of us have received the first dose, and almost 80,000 vaccinations have been given in all. We receive this as a free gift, at no cost and with minimal inconvenience. That is… Read more
Dear Friends, Forty days after Easter we mark Ascension Day on Thursday 13 May. We rejoice that the risen Lord, victorious over death and sin, ascends into his glory and completes the work of our redemption. We were unable to meet collectively during Holy Week, so, if you do not… Read more
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