In a Start the Day message for the first Friday in February, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Psalm 34 and speak about how to renew your confidence in God especially when you feel surrounded by many difficulties: ‘Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.’ Bishops Paul also mentions the invitation to join in the Diocesan Day of Prayer next Thursday, especially with Evensong in the Minster at 5.30pm and
In a first Start the Day message for the New Year, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Psalm 6, a prayer full of trouble and tears, and they pray especially for those who will be finding it very difficult and painful turning the corner into a New Year. They reflect on the difference it can make when you know that God really hears your weeping and counts your tears. And that one day Jesus will wipe away every tear. On Thursday 12
In a special Start the Day for Advent, Bishop Paul and Sarah reflect on how to find strength and hope in God when you are feeling weary or anxious during the busy and intense days leading to Christmas. They also express particular thanks to all the people who lead and serve in the parishes of the diocese, with a special mention of the many village churches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt23h41o8nA
Southwell is looking beautiful early this morning in the autumn light as Bishop Paul and Sarah bring a Start the Day message for November, reading from Psalm 105 they reflect on where to find strength when you are weary and remembering God’s faithfulness in all situations.
In a very blustery and beautiful setting for Start the Day this morning, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Ps77 and speak about how you can know God is with you and always at work, especially when you feel alone or afraid. Bishop Paul also speaks about the Diocesan Day of Prayer next Thursday 13th October, including a special invitation to supper after Evensong in the Minster at 5.30pm or before Worship in the State Chamber at 7.45pm. More details here. https://youtu.be/G1qajo6rIg0
Bishop Paul and Sarah bring a Start the Day message this morning for the beginning of September, thinking particularly of those facing new challenges at the moment. Reading from Psalm 42 they share three things that can make a difference when you feel daunted or overwhelmed.
In a special Start the Day from Canterbury on this Friday morning, Bishop Paul is joined by Bishop Andy to reflect on the inspiration of meeting with bishops from around the world at the Lambeth Conference. https://youtu.be/c9U4CRKCs5g
Bishop Paul and Sarah were on a hillside looking over Southwell Minster this morning for Start the Day, reading from Luke 10 and celebrating how God is calling people to serve him in new ways, praying especially for those being ordained this weekend.
In a special Start the Day for the Jubilee on this Friday morning, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Proverbs and speak about how we can have confidence for the future in the faithfulness of God, especially praying for generations to come. https://youtu.be/iTgFZ3VfC_E
In Start the Day on a bright May morning, Bishop Paul and Sarah read from Psalm 126, and speak about the encouragement of recalling God’s faithfulness in the past, as we ask him to bring fresh revival to our lives and world today