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.

 

Mother Anna said,

"The sacramental life of Walsingham and Bishop Jonathan's talks have provided a secure atmosphere, a sacred space, where we have prayed, worshipped and made friends.  We've experienced a strong sense of fellowship, and identified a need for more meetings of this kind."

Sarah Goodall said,

"We had a wonderful weekend of shared experience with new friends.  Full of of prayer, generosity and empathy,it was both inspiring and humbling. Everyone found the mixture of silent prayer, teaching, and the Shrine's pattern of worship - not to mention plenty of conversation! - deeply rewarding. We left walsingham determined to pray regularly for each other and to meet again."

 

More photos of the retreat.

 



Posted on the 4th Oct 2016 in the category News


Deacons

 

Toby Boutle

Chichester

25 June: 15.00

Chichester Cathedral

John Underhill

Chichester

25 June: 15.00

Chichester Cathedral

Thomas Carpenter

Beverley

26 June: 16.00

Sheffield  Cathedral

David D’Silva

Beverley

26 June: 16.00

Sheffield Cathedral

Edward Carr

Burnley

2 July: 10.30

Blackburn Cathedral

Giles Orton

Ebbsfleet

3 July: 11.00

St Laurence, Long Eaton

Endre Kormos

Beverley

6 July: 19.00

St Luke, Wallsend

 

 

Priests

 

Sean Gilbert

Chichester

22 May: 16.00

Chichester Cathedral

Adam Wogan

Beverley

22 May: 18.00

York Minster

Guy Willis

Fulham

20 June: 19.00

St Alban, Holborn

Lee Clark

Fulham

25 June: 14.00

St Gabriel, Pimlico

Jack Noble

Fulham

25 June: 14.00

St Gabriel, Pimlico

Edward Morrison

Beverley

26 June: 16.00

Sheffield Cathedral

Alexander Garner

Fulham

26 June: 11.00

St Alphage, Burnt Oak

Dominic Cyrus

Ebbsfleet

28 June: 19.30

St Michael, Tividale

Michael Print

Burnley

3 July: 17.30

St Leonard, Padiham

Thomas Wintle

Ebbsfleet

3 July: 18.00

St Mary, Nuneaton

Simon Matthews

Richborough

4 July: 19.00

Leicester Cathedral

Matthew Robinson

Richborough

2 October: 15.30

St John the Baptist, Sevenoaks

Benjamin Drury

Ebbsfleet

20 November: 17.00

St John, New Hinksey, Oxford



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.



Posted on the 10th Sep 2016 in the category News





 

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