Bishop Gill is on her way!

Next Anglican Bishop of Lancaster is Rev Dr Jill Duff A priest who is passionate about planting new congregations and creating confident witnesses for Jesus Christ who can become ‘beacons’ in their communities has been chosen to be the next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster. Bolton-born Rev Dr Jill Duff, 45, is currently the founding Director…

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Deliver us from Plastic

The Church of England has issued a set of climate-conscious commandments to reduce the amount of plastic we use over Lent. It has been circulated to each of the church’s 42 dioceses and includes calls for parishes to ditch disposable cups and encourage worshippers to bring their own mugs to church. Ruth Knight, the church’s environmental…

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Sermon for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday 2018 Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ. These are the ancient words of Ash Wednesday, uttered today by Priests around the world on this, the first day of Lent. Today we face our mortality. The second chapter of Genesis…

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Sermon – Candlemas 2018

This sermon begind with a reading of Ursula Fanthorpe’s poem BC:AD which can be found here On the surface, this poem has nothing much to do with Candlemas – the presentation of Christ in the Temple. It’s a Christmas poem – one of a series written by Ursula Fanthorpe each year at Christmas – to…

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