Bishops Advent Appeal

In 2020, Bishop Robert launched an appeal to build a classroom for the Bishop Hannington School in Mumias, Kenya. As a result, the classroom was successfully built and because the school is growing, there is now a need to install a purpose-built toilet block. In response to a personal request from Bishop Joseph Wandera, BishopContinue reading “Bishops Advent Appeal”

Season’s greetings from Kyiv

Dear brothers and sisters from St Andrew’s Zurich, Season’s greetings from Kyiv in the war-torn Ukraine. In this Advent season, when weather is cold, and daylight is short, we recollect with great joy the Eastertide days that we spent in canton Zurich with the St. Andrew’s community. In this season of darkness and despair inContinue reading “Season’s greetings from Kyiv”

Advent Prayers Across Europe for Ukraine

Three special online services to remember the people of Ukraine in prayer and to pray for peace are being organised by the diocese during Advent. The format will follow the pattern of the prayer vigils which took place in Lent, shortly after the Russian invasion. The first service takes place today at 6.30pm CET, WednesdayContinue reading “Advent Prayers Across Europe for Ukraine”

Reverse Advent Calendars – Sharing the joy.

Advent calendars are a much-loved tradition in the run up to Christmas but the reverse advent calendar is becoming increasingly popular and is a great way to highlight the festive season as a time of giving — not just receiving. What is a reverse advent calendar? Traditionally, advent calendars are used to count down theContinue reading “Reverse Advent Calendars – Sharing the joy.”

Now the Party’s Over…

Now the Bazaar’s over We’re so tired Then we see you coming Out of nowhere Much communicationIn a morning Without communion And your destination Evensong *With thanks to Roxy Music for the inspiration… Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Bazaar today – It was great to hear the buzz of conversation andContinue reading “Now the Party’s Over…”

A Message from our Safeguarding Officer

Our Chaplaincy Safeguarding Officer, Carolyn Guler, gave a talk at our 10.30 service yesterday and we are reproducing it here, along with the links to the on-line training that Carolyn spoke about. Safeguarding Sunday Whoever dreamed up the term “safeguarding” has a lot to answer for, as unfortunately it’s often regarded as something negative. InContinue reading “A Message from our Safeguarding Officer”

Remembrance Day & Falklands 40

Subscribers to our Search magazine, will have read that this year sees the fortieth anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands. In the current edition, the Revd Patrick Irwin has written about the service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving that he attended at Hereford Cathedral in June. Hereford has a special link with the SAS,Continue reading “Remembrance Day & Falklands 40”

Personalised gifts available to order

Looking for a unique and personalised gift for friends and family? This year, you can order from a range of special items, such as bags, cushions, aprons, soft toys, and even Christmas stockings to have a unique personalised message printed on them. Your items will be available for collection at the Bazaar on Saturday 26thContinue reading “Personalised gifts available to order”