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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Holy Land Pilgrimage I invite you most warmly to join me in Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Christ. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been part of the life of the Church in every generation. It takes us to the place where the Lord was born, where He grew up, where… Read more


Bishop Peter's Christmas Message

Bishop Peter's Christmas Message

Bishop Peter's Christmas Message What is the purpose of a human life?  What is the purpose of any human life?  What is the purpose of life itself? I was reminded recently of a conversation, into which I would like us eavesdrop.  The participants are three philosophers: an… Read more


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