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.
Every year, the Archdeacons’ Visitations take place. These are formal church services, during which Churchwardens across each Archdeaconry are admitted. Archdeacon Tors Ramsey and Archdeacon Phil Williams gave thanks for the invaluable contribution churchwardens have made as well as celebrated those who are about to step into a new role.
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 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
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.