Bishop Rachel speaks on the Westminster attack

Published: Thursday March 23, 2017

Bishop Rachel in the Houses of Parliament

A message from the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek:

“My thoughts are with all those who have died or suffered injury as a result of the awful events at Westminster today. We pray for them and all people across our world whose lives are devastated by the evil atrocities committed by fellow human beings. Amidst people’s grief, sadness and shock I continue to hold fast to the truth that love is stronger than hate; and that Christ’s light is stronger than the darkness.”


Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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