Every year, on Maundy Thursday, The Queen distributes special Maundy money to pensioners in a service which commemorates Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper.
This is my first article in the Hereford Times since I became Bishop of Hereford a couple of weeks ago.Iâ€™m very grateful for the many notes of welcome and good wishes that I have received since moving to Hereford.I am very much looking forward to eventually getting out and about as soon as social distancing permits.
On Sunday 5 April at 10.45 am, BBC One will be broadcasting a pre-recorded service for Palm Sunday led by the Dean of Hereford, the Very Reverend Michael Tavinor.
The Church of England has published guidance for parishes on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Today the legalities of the Enthronement took place and we will shortly be sharing a recording of the ceremony on our websites.
This comes with my continued prayers for all of you as you minister in this difficult time. I have already heard a number of encouraging stories of gospel openings in this new dispensation.
We are good in this country at holding our nerve and steadying one another. But a pandemic is something else; you can't touch the virus, see it or even know where it is. It may be spread by those who don't even know they are infected
We took the decision earlier today and announcedÂ the cancellation of the service of installation for the Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford on Saturday 21 March.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) I regret that the first of my ad clerums to you has to refer to Coronavirus (COVID-19).I recognise that this is placing a new and increasing challenge on your workload, and this will be an area of concern for you, your teams and your congregations.
The other day, I decided to cut my front lawn, it was glorious sunshine and as I finished the job, I noticed my neighbour's lawn was quite long too, as we know each other really well I decided to cut his, he's busy trying to fix cars for those working on the frontline.