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Message from Bishop Rachel

On Thursday we will celebrate Ascension Day – a day of ending but not quite of clear new beginning.

Ascension Day marks the end of the story of Christ’s life on earth, and then comes a period of waiting, of wondering, of prayer. Once again there is unexpected change and disconcerting uncertainty, but this time it is lived with expectation (Acts 1:1-14).

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Message from Bishop Rachel: Chrism service sermon

Over the past year there has been so much loss of different sorts, and amid the bereavement and the trauma I have been very struck by how many people have said that one of the things they have missed is being able to share food and drink with friends. It’s certainly one of the things I’m looking forward to.

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Message from Bishop Rachel

As we stand in the present and look back, it is hard to believe that this time last year we were just beginning to wonder what restrictions we should put in place regarding sharing The Peace. Little did we know what lay ahead, and we remain acutely aware of uncertainty about the future.

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