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Corona Virus Lockdown 3.0

Corona Virus Lockdown 3.0

Today, the Chief Minister announced a new period of ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown, to take effect from midnight tonight (Tuesday 2 March 2021) for a period of 21 days (subject to curtailment or to extension, as circumstances may determine).  The headline is that everyone is requested to ‘Stay at… Read more


No stopping stories on the Isle of Man!

No stopping stories on the Isle of Man!

Open the Book (OtB) teams have been active on the Isle of Man for ten years now and the ministry has been incredibly fortunate during the Covid pandemic. Due to effective border controls, OtB has been in schools throughout the autumn term. Some of the keenest teams even got back to storytelling before the summer holidays when schools returned… Read more


Instagram Ash Wednesday filters and Services at Home

Instagram Ash Wednesday filters and Services at Home

  Ash Wednesday : Preparing for Lent   It is a custom dating back centuries and a powerful sign of penitence at the beginning of Lent. But amid restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, many Christians are seeking out different ways of marking Ash Wednesday… Read more


Reflections on the Lectionary for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Reflections on the Lectionary for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Bishop Peter leads a short reflection on the readings for the Presentation of Christ in the Temple First Reading Malachi 3.1-5 Thus says the Lord God: See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come… Read more


Church Services Cancelled for Sunday 28 February

Church Services Cancelled for Sunday 28 February

In light of the announcement this afternoon (Saturday 27 February) regarding new Covid 19 cases and possible transmission within the community which are pending further investigation Bishop Peter following the Chief Minister's request that we all stay at home and avoid mixing with other households, advises and gives… Read more


Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

Coronavirus: Archbishops invite nation to pause, pray and remember 100,000 people ‘known to God and cherished by God’

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are issuing a call to the nation to pause and reflect to remember the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19 and all those who know and love them. In an open letter, Archbishops… Read more