Message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert

Published: Friday September 25, 2020

We are sending this message to encourage you and those in your worshipping communities to sign up for  the Zoom Festival of Everyday Faith on Saturday  3 October.

It is for Christians of all ages across the Diocese to come together to explore how we live out our following of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives, recognising that we are each different and inhabit different contexts and stories.

In 2016 one of the things which emerged from conversation and prayer across our communities, was the need and desire to live out our faith more confidently every day of the week amid the expected and unexpected, the work and the play, the fun and the struggle, the joy and the pain, the exciting and the mundane etc.

At present the places where we spend our lives Sunday through to Saturday are more limited than they used to be, and the activity of the week is looking rather different from last year, so for many people the question about what it means to follow Christ in daily life have continued to grow. The good news is that we are all part of the body of Christ – we each have different gifts and carry different stories – so let’s come and learn from one another.

There is something for everybody in the day and it is our hope that you will come and be part of it. It is designed so that you can dip in and out, although we do hope that you will be part of the opening workshop at 9.30am and the last gathering at 5.30pm which is a simple commissioning of ‘sending out’ at the end of the day.

All the details of the Festival of Everyday Faith can be found here.

While we are all trying to stop a nasty virus spreading we hope that you won’t hold back in spreading the good news about this festival! We look forward to seeing you there…




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