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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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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