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

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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15 Oct |  Bishop’s Address – 20th September 2014

… I was really proud of you all and this great diocese and what you are doing.

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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.

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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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19 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 13 Truro to Land’s End (43 miles)

At around 2pm Mike and I arrived at Land’s End to a rapturous applause. Well, maybe not but there was a good deal of interest in the individual cyclists, duos or groups who were finishing (or starting) their ‘End to …

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18 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 12 Okehampton to Truro (72 miles)

Today as I followed the signage from Bodmin to St Austell I recalled my father-in-law’s words about ‘Cornish miles’. Having made the decision to leave the A30 (more of this later) I noted that St Austell was 12 miles distant. …

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