Carol was both loved and valued by her ordained colleagues, but equally was loved by the people she served within and beyond the Church
05 Jan | The challenge of being humble
Practising humility is difficult and takes perseverance. Yet it leads to a society in which truth is more easily told and heard…
19 Dec | A quiet but historic day
The announcement earlier this week of the appointment of Rev’d Libby Lane as Bishop of Stockport is wonderful news
06 Dec | Church for here and now: Bishop Mike’s Synod address
I wanted to reflect on an issue that is increasingly occupying my mind as we think about the Church and the various changes…
26 Nov | Buckets in the rain?
It was very recently reported that cathedral congregations are on the up and that mid-week services have doubled in a decade. The conclusion is that they must be doing something right – and they are! There’s a strange mismatch in …
11 Nov | Edward Colston, slavery and moral ambiguities
Let it be clear that I am against all forms of slavery, both at the time Edward Colston made his money and today. To suggest otherwise is both untrue and unkind.
21 Oct | What we reap, we will sow…
Sometimes, reality is depressing. However unless reality is defined and described, the danger is we simply drift into oblivion.
15 Oct | Bishop’s Address – 20th September 2014
… I was really proud of you all and this great diocese and what you are doing.
07 Oct | David John Banfield 1933-2014
He will be remembered for his kindness, his wisdom and that great gift for those in senior office in the Church – consistency.
31 Jul | Bishop’s Letter: Into the looking glass
I suspect we live with the fantasy that simply feeding people information – sermons, books, etc. will, somehow of itself, lead to people deepening their faith…
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