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Bishop’s Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod: 27 June 2019

Bishop’s Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod:  27 June 2019

Bishop’s Presidential Address to Diocesan Synod:  27 June 2019 Perhaps one of the foundational human questions has to do with beginnings and endings. To put the question at its simplest:  Where am I coming from, and where am I going? The truth is that it is rarely… Read more


St Luke, Ascension, Pentecost, and more …

St Luke, Ascension, Pentecost, and more …

St Luke, Ascension, Pentecost, and more … What wonderful gifts St Luke has given us.  His Gospel is perhaps the fullest account of the Lord’s life and ministry, and in the Acts of the Apostles he tells us of the beginnings of the life of the Christian Church.  … Read more


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