Please Pray for those being Ordained to the Office of Priest on Saturday 2nd July and to the Office of Deacon on Sunday 3rd July in Southwell Minster LYNDA BLAKELEY Lynda grew up enjoying the beauty of living in both the north and south of Ireland. With her love of travel, she went on to live in South America and Kenya, moving to Nottingham 21 years ago. Home has always been a deeply formational place for her, being blessed by growing
On Thursday 23 June, Revd James McWhirter RN was licensed as Chaplain at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre by Bishop Andy.
Ahead of Deacon and Priest Ordinations on 2 & 3 July, we will be introducing one of our candidates each day on Facebook and Instagram. We invited Angelika, Jake, and Kristine, three of our deacon candidates, to share their stories of how they were called to follow Jesus and to explore their journeys to ordination. Angelika reflects on how God led her to become a Distinctive Deacon. https://youtu.be/9LrdMeBtgAk Kristine shares how she discerned her call to ordination. https://youtu.be/684yV0QdgLI Jake shares his journey of faith and how God
The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Right Reverend Paul Williams, has taken his seat in the House of Lords today (June 13th). He was introduced to the Upper Chamber of Parliament by the Bishop of Birmingham and the Bishop of Southwark as two of the 26 bishops, known as the Lords Spiritual.
Bishop Paul’s Sermon given for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Mary’s in the Lace Market, Nottingham
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.
Today, a service at St Helena’s Church, Thoroton celebrated the life and work of Christian, Ethel Gordon Fenwick who is often called “the first nurse” after she campaigned throughout her life for nationally recognised qualifications and a register for nurses.
Diocesan Synod met at Samworth Academy, Mansfield, with the Archdeacon of Newark leading worship and reflecting on the Book of Revelation.
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
The theme of this Mental Health Awareness week is loneliness, which includes those who have been bereaved. Clifton Parish have been running a monthly Living with Loss session to help ease the loneliness, it is complemented by a weekly drop in café which is open to all.
Last week, children from fifteen Church of England schools across the diocese gathered for a Pupil Leaders of Collective Worship Conference at Southwell Minster. Children took part in four sessions to inspire their worship in school.