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A tale of two cities

  The two cities we normally associate with that phrase are, of course, London and Paris. Both are cities in which I have been privileged to minister, and which I […]

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Bishops share thoughts on February’s General Synod

 We have just left General Synod and write to share our thoughts.  Although the focus was clearly on the bishops’ response to Living and Love and Faith (LLF), other crucial […]

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Living in Love & Faith: College of Bishops proposals

You will no doubt have seen the news of the proposals that the College of Bishops will make to General Synod when it meets in February. Like many of you, […]

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We have just returned from the College of Bishops..

Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…. until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge […]

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Bishop Philip’s Presidential Address – November 19, 2022

It would be very easy to describe this meeting of the Synod as one in which, first, we are considering what it means for us to be ‘A Church that […]

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Lebanon: The Face of Persecution

This blog post is intentionally shorter than the others because it is difficult to find the words for what I want to say. And it’s quite intentional that it’s not […]

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Lebanon: FoRB and Climate Change

Thursday evening saw the central event of my visit here, as I gave a lecture at St Joseph’s University, jointly sponsored by the Middle East Council of Churches and the […]

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Lebanon: 3 Walls, Bridges & Silos

Why on earth have I posted a photo of a blank, stone wall in the blog post? I did so because it is a sad symbol of something very significant. […]

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Lebanon: A tale of three women

There are many things I could write about today. I could write about the joy of seeing old friends in Lebanon, among them Nabil and Sarah Shehadi: Nabil runs the […]

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Lebanon: So why am I going to Lebanon – and with whom?

The second is easier to answer: I’m travelling with David Fieldsend and Rachael Varney both of whom worked with me on the Independent Review of how the Foreign Office had […]

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Safeguarding

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care in an integral part of our diocese life.