Bishop's Messages

A Pastoral Message concerning the Present COVID 19 Pandemic

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace be with you.

For the past two weeks, I have been in regular contact with the parish priests, who have kindly been sharing directly with you my pastoral directives. Of course, our discussions have been concerned very much with the present Corona virus pandemic...

Christmas Pastoral Letter 2019

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Grace and mercy and peace from God the Father, and from Christ Jesus, our Lord, be with you.” (2 Tim 1:2)

Once more, a Merciful Providence has brought us to the celebration of the Divine Nativity; and as we draw near to the conclusion of one civil year and the beginning of another...

Pascha Letter

"For thus the power of death was overcome, and the dominion of corruption, which had gained sway over us, was destroyed."  (St Cyril of Alexandria)

In his 1882 book, The Joyful Wisdom, and in others, the Prussian born, philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) declared "God is dead."  Whatever he may have meant in what we would call theological terms, he seemingly was saying that western civilisation based on Christianity, with its ...

A Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Blessed Nativity of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, 2018

In our prayerful conversation with God, and in our conversation about Him, we become conscious of two dimensions which are seemingly contradictory, apparently at odds with each other - that the God who is absolutely beyond, unlike anything we can imagine, is also closer to us than the air we breathe with every breath.

A Pastoral Letter for Easter, Holy and Glorious Pascha, 2018

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In a recent radio programme, the commentator, who is also an Anglican minister, read out a list of the graves or tombs of famous historical individuals. As each burial place was noted, the comment was “occupied.” When he came to the tomb of Jesus Christ, the response was simply “empty.”