Bishop Paul

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."

The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Bishop Paul Williams has challenged the government in a debate on the Public Order Bill. The controversial proposed legislation is passing through the House of Lords. It make provisions for new offences relating to public order, to stop and search powers and to police functions relating to public order. In the debate on the Committee stage of the proposed legislation, Bishop Paul supported an amendment asked the government to define more clearly what would constitute ‘serious

Bishop Paul said, "For all the blessings of the Queen’s long reign, it is the character of her life that has left the deepest impression. We know, and commentators could not avoid, the reality that her life of service was shaped above all by her personal faith in Jesus Christ. And living with all the challenges of this present moment in history, I believe her life of faith can and should be an inspiration to the Church. The Queen’s own

It has been a quite momentous and emotionally turbulent week, certainly unprecedented for most of us in our lifetime. Last Sunday we knew that we would have a new Prime Minister and government within a few days but we did not imagine that by the following Sunday we would also have a new Sovereign, as our most beloved Queen, who for 96 years had fought the good fight and kept the faith, would finally finish the race marked out for

In a special Jubilee message on Wednesday, the Queen spoke about ‘looking to the future with confidence and enthusiasm’. Once more the Queen spoke with resilient hope not based on wishful thinking but inspired by her faith in God before whom, seventy years ago, she dedicated her life to the service of nation and Commonwealth.

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

In Bishop Paul's Easter sermon in the cathedral, he said, “because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, there is always hope.” “With all that is happening in our world at the moment, and maybe in our lives too, we need the Easter story as much as ever. Here is the true story of hope over despair, light over darkness, and the power of love over hatred, because of Jesus.” "Our Easter faith is about the love of God

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