28 Jan |  Dean’s Sermon: After the Primates Meeting

Sermon preached in Bristol Cathedral on Sunday 24th January, 2016 by the Very Revd David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol Cathedral Luke 4:14-21 Just over a week ago, the shadow leader of the House of Commons, a man called Chris Bryant, …

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18 Jan |  Bishop’s Letter: A season for curiosity, time and courage

Curiosity, time, courage – the things we need when we listen and respond to God.

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05 Dec |  Continuing to talk of Jesus: Bishop Lee’s Synod address

In his address to the December Diocesan Synod, Bishop Lee reflected further on the Talking Jesus research and its implications for Christians and the Church.

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28 Nov |  Bishop’s Letter: The light shines in the darkness

I am writing this a week after the killings which have traumatised Paris and sent shockwaves across Europe and around the world…

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12 Nov |  Bishop’s Letter: Who do you trust?

Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea from CE26-36 famously once asked an important question, “What is truth”? It would seem that in our time there is a crisis of trust; how do we the ordinary people of this land know who …

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01 Nov |  Let’s talk Jesus

I hope this research will open up conversations inside the church which will lead to more positive conversations with those outside.

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28 Oct |  Bishop’s Letter: Rights and Wrongs…

The issue of human rights is ever before us. Rightly so. If we want a “newer kinder” mode of politics, then there must be some protections for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. You might think that …

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19 Sep |  Is this plan radical enough?

I understand people’s concerns. I have my own. I have said before that if I had an anxiety, it would be this: is our strategy radical enough?

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28 Aug |  Bishop’s Letter: Zero Tolerance

The starting point in all this is simple but requires your cooperation. Safeguarding is the responsibility of us all.

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14 Aug |  Assisted Suicide? – put the whole thing to death

There maybe some good reasons for changing the law to allow physician assisted suicide (PAS), but truthfully, none of them are good enough to make me think it would be a good idea to permit this change in the law. …

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