March Newsletter

Dear Friends, The first Sunday in Lent always centres around those strange and disturbing texts in the gospels which tell the story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. It has often struck me that there is a “fourth temptation” which precedes the other three...

February Newsletter

Dear Friends, Phew! January has proved an exceptionally busy month already. Apart from the usual round of meetings, a number of significant projects are now launched or about to be launched. For ease of presentation, I’ll list what’s happening: gentlespaces, our...

December Newsletter

Dear Friends, There is no doubt that this Christmas is going to be one of the strangest that any of us will ever have experienced. Allowed to emerge briefly from the half-light of lockdown and whichever tier the government has decreed is best for us, we will attempt...

November Newsletter

Dear Friends, In my last newsletter, I picked up some of the major themes arising from our last Assembly, and it is becoming more apparent that it is these themes, the building of communities of character and the associated values, virtues and practices which go with...

October Newsletter

Dear Friends, Since our Assembly in July and the analysis of responses that emerged from it, I have been reflecting a good deal on the values that rose to the surface that we together identified as being critical for the life of the church in this transitional “post...