Speaking in the House of Lords on 21st June, Bishop Paul drew attention to the crisis in the mental health and the wellbeing provision for the farming industry. Last month a report published by the cross-party Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee raised concerns over the state of mental health across rural communities in England calling for urgent government action. Initiating a focus on farming by tabling the first question in the Upper House today, Bishop Paul drew their Lordships’ attention
Several thousand people gathered in the Market Square this evening to join in a Vigil paying tribute to the precious lives of the three people who died in the horrific attacks in the city on Tuesday morning. Many moving words were shared, including from the family of those bereaved.
The Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Synod met on 13th May 2023 in Holy Trinity Church, Southwell. As a body of representatives of clergy and lay people from across the deaneries, the Diocesan Synod usually meets biannually along with the bishops, archdeacons, diocesan members on General Synod and other senior post holders in the diocese, seeking to work collaboratively to move forward the mission of the Church. Bishop Paul addressed the Diocesan Synod.
Bishop Paul’s Sermon at the Service to Celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla
One of the most moving images for me from yesterday’s Coronation was the moment when the Prince of Wales having paid homage to the King, reached forward to kiss his father. It seemed to express, ‘though you are my King you are still my father and (most importantly) you are loved.’
Acts 10:34-43 and John 20:1-18 May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, Lord our Rock and our Redeemer. I don’t know if you recognise the name Mel Blanc? He was the voice behind all of the cartoon characters in Loony Tunes, which included Bugs Bunny. And regarded as one of the most prolific voice actors in entertainment history. At the end of every movie, Porky Pig would come on the screen, and
On Sunday 5th March, St Mary's in the Lace Market hosted the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire’s Legal Service. The 458th High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Paul Southby, was joined by the Lord Lieutenant, the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council, the Lord Mayor of the City of Nottingham, as well representatives from the police and judiciary.
Bishop Paul has called for an immediate increase in UK defence spending. Speaking in the House of Lords, Bishop Paul said this would ensure that the Ukraine people could defend themselves and that refugees living in the UK received appropriate and sustained support.
The Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, Rt Revd Paul Williams, delivered his Christmas Sermon at the Midnight Service in the Cathedral Church of Southwell Minister
We are now just minutes away from Christmas Morning, but how would it be if we heard that at short notice Christmas had been cancelled this year. In the Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe, Mr Tumnus said to Lucy, “It is always winter in Narnia and has been for ever so long…always winter but never Christmas.” Can you imagine the dark nights closing in and the bitter cold of winter without the celebration of Christmas? C S Lewis understood what an unbearable
Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham challenges government on national waiting time for children’s mental health services
The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Rt Revd Paul Williams has asked the government for a national review of waiting times for children and young people to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health services.
In Bishop Paul's Advent & Christmas message for 2022, against the backdrop of a difficult year for many across the world and closer to home, he speaks about how "fear may stalk in the darkness of our sorrow and sadness or our uncertainties about the future, but it need not overwhelm us because the light of Christ, the Everlasting Light, shines in the darkness and his perfect love can cast out all fear."