"When pioneers gather together, we can feel the collective energy in the room and gain a sense that the church would do well to utilise this irrepressible force for change."
Philip's commitment to service in all areas of his life reflected his quiet and deeply held Christian faith. Despite his recent ill health, he remained committed to prayer and regularly encouraged others. He played a huge role in shaping the Church of England across the Diocese of Hereford, and I am privileged to have known him. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
“The benefit of walking outdoors helps people to connect spiritually with the world around them and the message of hope that Easter brings. It also gives us an opportunity to invite people to join us on Sundays.”
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.” The resurrection means that God’s life: eternal life comes to those who repent and believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. That could be you today.
We are delighted to confirm that Mrs Susan Lewis and Mr Tristram Jenkins from Hereford Diocese are this year’s recipients of Maundy Money. This year King Charles will hand out maundy money for the first time as a monarch. The service will take place on Thursday, 6 April, at York Minster.
People project a lot of their own stuff onto you. A vicar told me a few days ago of their wife visiting the doctor’s surgery only to overhear a conversation amongst two others in the seats behind, complaining about the number of people in church post-COVID and blaming the vicar for it.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of The Revd Joe Simons who will be joining the team in Hereford Diocese. He will take up his role as Mission Enabler (Society) in July. This is a significant appointment for the team in the Diocese, which serves the Church of England in Herefordshire and South Shropshire.
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of The Revd Steve Hollinghurst who will be joining the team in Hereford Diocese. He will take up his role as Mission Enabler (Environment) in May This is a significant appointment for the team in the Diocese, which serves the Church of England in Herefordshire and South Shropshire.
At Saturday's meeting of the Diocesan Synod, the Diocese of Hereford made a firm commitment to disinvest in fossil fuel funds. Sam Pratley, Diocesan Secretary, said: "We wanted to make it clear that this is an ethical commitment rather than a primarily financial decision, and part of the Diocesan journey towards our stated goal of achieving carbon net-zero by 2030."
Emily Hill was selected to represent the General Synod of The Church of England in the Presentation of Loyal Addresses by privileged bodies at Buckingham Palace.