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Message from Bishop Robert, 26 October 2021

The account of creation in Genesis chapter 1 contains the refrain as God makes the land, sea, plants and even us, men and women, that ‘God saw that it was good’. As humankind is created ‘in the image’ and ‘likeness’ of God we are blessed and given responsibility for the stewardship of the earth. In the image of the one who creates out of love, we are to care in the same way…

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 19 October 2021

In the aftermath of the shocking murder of Sir David Amess, I was struck by some words I heard on the radio spoken by Bishop James Jones (Bishop of Liverpool prior to his retirement). He spoke about the way we treat one another and speak of those with whom we disagree, not least those who serve and lead publicly. He spoke of a society that so often lacks mercy.

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 7 September

Such joy and pain are always present at the same time, and the one must never deny the existence of the other. Every day, unspeakable atrocities are taking place across our world affecting individuals and communities, many of whom we will never even hear about. This is true too of events of celebration and delight, and we are to be attentive to both.

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Message from Bishop Robert

“But I have not done enough.” These words were said to me some years ago by a member of the congregation in the church of which I was the Rector, to explain why they could not go ahead and be confirmed. ‘I have not done enough… I don’t deserve it…’ of course, as I tried gently to explain, if any of us waited until we have done enough to be confirmed no one would ever be!

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