As the restrictions begin to lift post COVID and we emerge blinking into the light, I am encountering a huge range of emotions.For some, lockdown has been rather a nice break.For others, it's been a time of terrible loss: of loved ones, income and strained and even broken relationships.
Young people the central focus for plans to turn St Peters Hereford into a beacon of hope post lockdown.
20 years ago, I started work as the vicar of a Sussex parish. In my first week I thought it would be a good idea to visit the pub at the bottom of the churchyard path. It was a typical country pub with a big black door and steep steps to get in.
This crisis has bought out both the best and the worst in people.On the one hand folk have joined together to support neighbours in need. They've co-ordinated food supplies; they've been in contact through phone, email and internet.
Following a meeting yesterday, the House of Bishops has asked diocesan bishops to issue guidance on the gradual easing of restrictions on our buildings and activities whilst our church buildings need to remain closed.The following are our new permissive guidance for Hereford Diocese.
When my daughter was 16 we bought her a rabbit. We ended up mostly looking after it, and by mistake we got an extra long lived one, so we were saddled with it long after she left home!
Following a meeting yesterday, the House of Bishops has asked diocesan bishops to issue guidance on the gradual easing of restrictions on our buildings and activities whilst our church buildings need to remain closed
This comes with my best wishes and prayers for all of you as we continue to navigate this Covid-19 world. I want to thank you for your dedicated pastoral care in these times. I continue to be encouraged by the ingenious ways people are communicating and maintaining contact.
It?s been a busy few weeks in Hereford Diocese, while local people are doing their part to support the current pandemic by staying home, the team at the Diocese working in partnership with Herefordshire County Council and Wye Valley NHS Trust have developed and launched a brand new service, helping people in the community to return home safely following a hospital stay. \r\n
In this article we look back at Bishop Alistair's ministry during his 11 years as the Bishop of Ludlow.