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The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will put a paper ‘palm’ cross in the window of his Salford home in a national service he will lead for Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week and Easter. The Holy Communion service will be broadcast at 9am on the… Read more
Many will miss the blessing and distribution of Palm Crosses on Sunday. In line with other Diocese Bishop Peter has spoken about the current impromptu campaign to encourage people to put crosses in their windows from Palm Sunday and through Holy Week. Commenting, he said,… Read more
The Arthur Rank Centre has launched a resource hub to support rural Christians and churches during the coronavirus outbreak. Named ‘Together Apart’, the hub has a range of resources covering many aspects of rural Christian life. Different section include: farming and agriculture support; practical resources, guidance… Read more
As many provinces have suspended public worship, the Anglican Communion Office has put together a brief video-based Service of the Word for Passion Sunday, featuring prayers written especially for this Sunday – the Fifth Sunday in Lent – which has been designated as a worldwide day of… Read more
Farewell to Karen Garrett On the 26th April we say farewell to Karen Garrett as Local Minister of Holy Trinity, Patrick in the Parish of the West Coast. Karen has led this community for five years and while there has seen considerable changes taking place. The Community… Read more
New reflection issued for people who cannot attend a funeral Under strict rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Church of England funerals may now only happen at crematoria or at gravesides. Only immediate family members can attend – if a crematorium allows – that is,… Read more