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It is with sadness, although perhaps at this stage not with great surprise, that it now seems likely we will have to postpone the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land proposed for 30 November – 10 December this year. November’s pilgrimages are (at the time of writing) still showing… Read more
This blog is most certainly not the final word, and indeed it’s hard to know if there can be a final word on such a subject as this. Rather, it offers some first thoughts on memorialisation in churches which bears upon slave-trading. I begin by thanking colleagues who have already… Read more
In recent years, we have been richly blessed by God in many ways. One of the most evident blessings is the number of people called to the ordained ministry. This is the result of the hard work and inspiring ministry of my predecessors and of many other people, including the… Read more
Sometimes, out walking in the hills, you see your destination in the distance. That may be an encouragement, or it could be daunting, depending on how far you still have to go. But you can also look back to see where you started from, and that is often a very… Read more
Dear friends, This comes with warmest greetings from me, Bishop Peter, to wish you joy and gladness in Christ at Pentecost. Our season of Eastertide concludes with the celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles, the account of which we read in the book… Read more
In this holiest time of the year, we are exiled from our churches. That’s a new one! Who would have expected that? Well, it is as unexpected as the Washing of the Feet - a turning-upside-down of custom and expectation. And out of it has come a startlingly clear reminder… Read more