Posted on the 9th Dec 2016 in the category News
At the 2016 Forward in Faith National Assembly the Right Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley spoke about The Future of Catholic Life in the Church of England and began a consultation on the Mission Priorities of The Society for the next five years. The proposed Mission Priorities can be read here.
What Do You Think?
We now need your views on these six priorities. You might like to think about the following questions:
It would be good for parishes to have this conversation at a PCC meeting, and then return a Parish response. Alternatively, you could send in your own personal reflections. All feedback will be very much valued. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 January 2017.
Posted on the 14th Nov 2016 in the category News
Last weekend, 11-14 November 2016, some 30 women of different ages, about half of them from Sweden, met for a retreat at Walsingham, with the theme 'Trusting Jesus'. The weekend was organised as an opportunity to continue to forge ecumenical links between Societas Sanctae Birgittae (SSB), which is a catholic devotional Society within the Church of Sweden, and those who belong to our own Society. Several of our bishops have been visiting SSB's annual general chapter at Vadstena, Sweden and in return SSB have been sending many priests and young people to visit Walsingham for pilgrimages and other ecumenical encounters. This time the sisters of SSB had a chance to visit under the leadership of their Mother Superior Anna Greek, who together with Mrs Sarah Goodall took the initiative for this joint pilgrimage. The retreat addresses, on the healing miracles in St Luke's Gospel, were delivered by the Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
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Posted on the 4th Oct 2016 in the category News
Posted on the 15th Sep 2016 in the category News
Posted on the 13th Sep 2016 in the category News
From Monday 5th to Sunday 11th September, the @OurCofE twitter account was taken over by the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley. The week ended with the Crossroads Mission, a diocesan-wide mission event involving 27 bishops and hundreds of events around Blackburn Diocese. On the CofE Comms Blog he reflects on the experience, here.
An archive of the Tweets themselves can be read here.