This section contains articles from senior members of clergy for parish magazines.
We are coming to the end of our year of prayer in the diocese and moving to the year of faith. As we begin that journey together, Mary’s, “yes, now what is the question?” is a good place to start.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Holly
Each year, the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Festival focuses on a different aspect of honouring those who have served the Crown and country in the armed forces. This year the theme is Service, not just of those deployed on active service, but the unseen service of those who love them.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Bountiful Berries
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Spying on your secret visitors!
It is harvest time again. And I would wager a considerable sum that most of you do not at this point start singing songs of everlasting thanks and praise to our great God for his generous provision, or blessing the farmers for the work they do to put food on our plates!
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre - Let's hear it for Bats!
In our society today, we are often measured by how successful we are and whilst we should all aim to do our best and work hard that will not always lead to success. It is so easy for us to try to emulate others or to search out the golden bullet that will change our fortunes but the reality is chasing after superficial success will not help us spiritually.
Parish magazine content each month from the team at Caring for God's Acre
There’s been a lot of walking around the Diocese recently. Bishop Richard has led walks up high places in each of our deaneries, and led simple services of Holy Communion on the hills, as part of our Year of Prayer. The Golden Valley Pilgrim Way, beginning and ending at our Cathedral, has seen more and more pilgrims walking along its route. Some are doing the full 59 miles, sometimes sleeping overnight by prior arrangement in one of the churches along the way.