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Giving Hope to Vulnerable Christians - Silent Nights in Bethlehem

Giving Hope to Vulnerable Christians - Silent Nights in Bethlehem

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


Call to prayer

Call to prayer

Dear Friends, While the Isle of Man is not in the same circumstances as the UK, we will wish, as Christians within the Church of England, to support our brothers and sisters across with prayer and with love.  For that purpose, we can join with Christians of… Read more


Update - Archbishops’ Together in Unity COVID Appeal

Update - Archbishops’ Together in Unity COVID Appeal

Safiya Nyirongo, Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion Fund, writes to let us know that the Archbishops’ Together in Unity COVID Appeal, which has been raising funds to support the most vulnerable areas of the Anglican Communion amid the pandemic, has now raised over £200,000 (over… Read more


Thoughts on IICSA

Thoughts on IICSA

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has now published its full report into the Anglican Church in England and Wales.  It follows last year’s public hearing, and it builds upon the findings of other reviews of specific cases, including the Gibb Report of 2017 into… Read more


Together in Unity Appeal

Together in Unity Appeal

  A special initiative called “Together in Unity” has been launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive damage to communities throughout the world.   In many places, the pandemic is still growing or nearing its… Read more


A Consultation, and a New Appointment

A Consultation, and a New Appointment

The Climate Change Bill Consultation is now complete.  Responses were due by 01 September: a suitable date, heralding a new month and the gradual evolution of one season into another.  The responses to the Consultation will now be collated and analysed and will play their part in shaping… Read more