Friday, 27 August 2010

The Blessing of Eric Treacy

To Pickering today, and a journey over the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby, behind 'Black 5' 45428 Eric Treacy, named after a former Bishop of Wakefield and Railway Photographer, and re-dedicated this morning by the current Bishop, with Bishop David Hope in attendance, (just visible in the Engine cab in this shot:)

The text for the Bishop's Address: Isaiah 6.1-3: 'I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the Temple...

A Grand day Out!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Honorary Canon

Thank You for so many kind words and good wishes following the announcement that the Bishop has invited me to become an Honorary Canon of Wakefield Cathedral. The Installation will take place during Choral Evensong at the Cathedral on Sunday, 10th October, at 6.30pm, and there is an open invitation to all to be present at that Service.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Living with Dying

Sometimes a line or two just jumps out, and stays with you for a few days. I read these words last week by Grace Sheppard, writing of the life and death of her husband, David, one time Bishop of Liverpool:

          We all have to die one day. The important thing is to be
           ready, and then we can get on with living.