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

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

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

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