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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
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
Friends, You will perhaps have heard that corporate worship is to be suspended as one of the measures within the 21-day ‘circuit-breaker’ announced by the Chief Minister, to take effect from midnight on Wednesday, 06 January. This means, among other things, that we will not be able to gather for… Read more
‘ … einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!’ That is how our friends in Germany often greet each other at the turn of the year: wishing each other ‘a good slide into the new year’. It is an expression that has always appealed to me, as it emphasises the continuity… Read more
The Bishop’s Christmas Letter for AD2020 Dear Friends in Christ, This comes with warmest prayerful greetings for Christmas and with joyful thankfulness for our shared life in Christ throughout this year. There are a number of phrases that occur frequently, even regularly, throughout scripture, but none as… Read more
Brothers and Sisters, This is the time when I had hoped that we would be on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! The disappointment that we may feel at having to postpone our pilgrimage is as nothing compared with the plight of our fellow-Christians in the Holy Land and the wider… Read more