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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17 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 11 Glastonbury to Okehampton (84 miles)

Today’s central character unfortunately has no name but was our rescuer when the signposting, the map and the Garmin SatNav conspired to confuse. Throughout the TdL we have endeavoured to make use of less travelled roads such as B-roads and …

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17 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 10 Gloucester to Glastonbury (91 miles)

This was a day of the musketeers! Some 70 miles of the total were ridden in a relay of fellow cyclists from across the Diocese, with wonderful contributions from the stars of the Malmesbury Abbey kitchen. A schedule had been …

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15 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 9 Church Stretton to Gloucester (73 miles)

No time to post yesterday evening as it was a day of transition. We arrived in Gloucester at rush hour and negotiating both the traffic and the route proved tricky. Mike had gone ahead and we communicated by phone once …

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14 Jul |  The Vote on Women Bishops – About Time Too!

On Monday 14 July, the General Synod of the Church of England gave its final approval to legislation paving the way for women Bishops.  As Bishop of Bristol, I’m truly delighted at the decision and, to be honest, my first reaction …

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13 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 8 Wigan to Church Stretton (82 miles)

Sabbath post – arrived safely and in good time. More Photos on Facebook Sponsor Bishop Lee online  News story: Bishop Lee swaps robes for Lycra

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12 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 7 Shap to Wigan (85 miles)

It has been a long day in the saddle so here is the day in short bites: The Inn was almost booked out so enjoyed our excellent breakfast in the overflow area Met a lovely couple, Mike and Molly from …

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11 Jul |  Le Tour de Lee – Day 6 Moffat to Shap (76 miles)

As the days go on, the Tour de Lee is beginning to resemble its more illustrious cousin in two interesting ways. First, there is the pressure on time. Cycling journalists reporting on the Tour de France speak of the punishing …

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