May 2022

Today is Rogation Sunday – a traditional service that asks for God’s protection of the agriculture industry, livestock, and crops. In England, it occurs during the planting season. The three days following are considered Rogation Days, where Christians are encouraged to fast and pray ahead of Ascension Day. The tradition involves the incumbent walking the boundaries of the parish – which called “beating the bounds” – praying the Great Litany as well as psalms and asking for God‘s blessing for well-being

St Peter's Church in Hayton has become the latest in our diocese to earn their A Rocha UK Bronze Eco Award. Churchwarden Rita Smith said: "We are proud to have been awarded our Bronze Eco Award. Our initial thoughts when we were first shown the self assessment form for completion was horror. But, once over the panic, it was easily completed. Being a rural church with a very small congregation and limited resources, we were pleasantly surprised to qualify for the Bronze

I want to begin my address to this Synod by thanking you all for your different ministries as the people of God across the diocese. Over these past few years through all the many challenges and changes we have been living through, I have frequently turned to one of Paul’s prayers in 1 Thessalonians 1: “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by

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