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    Pentecost Reflection - Breaking through Walls and Barriers
    I recently visited Berlin for the first time and was struck by the fact that the Berlin Wall, which divided the city for so many years, has now become a tourist attraction. 
  • Easter 2016
    Easter Reflection 2016
    I have been fortunate to visit Israel and Palestine on a number of occasions.  In a conversation with a senior clergyman in East Jerusalem, I was hearing of the plight of his fellow Palestinian Christians and his concern that so many were leaving the Middle East to live elsewhere.
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    Epiphany Reflection
    One of the many highlights of my time as Bishop of Tonbridge was spending Epiphany (5th - 6th January) in Palestine. 
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    Christmas Message 2015
    I was recently in a department store and was delighted to hear a well-rehearsed Salvation Army band playing Christmas music.
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    Celebrating Marriage in Style
    Over the last year I have been to three weddings.  A Zimbabwean wedding at which I officiated (in Southend).  A Czech wedding where I was the bride-groom’s father (in the Czech Republic). A Zimbabwean wedding where I was a guest (in Harare).
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    Assisted Dying Bill 2015
    Letter sent to Rt.Hon Michael Fallon and other MPs in the Diocese of Rochester.
  • Drought Appeal for the Dioceses of Mpwapwa and Kondoa, Tanzania
    This year we will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of our partnerships with Kondoa and Mpwapwa dioceses in Tanzania.  However, this year of celebration will be very challenging for our brothers and sisters in Kondoa and Mpwapwa as the winter rains have been very poor.
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    Challenging Poverty Conference
    The Archbishop of Tanzania (Bishop Jacob of Mpwapwa) and Revd.Dr.Susan Durber, Theology Co-ordinator for Christian Aid will be the key-note speakers at 'Challenging Poverty: Celebrating Humanity - Partnership for Change' on Saturday 9th May, 10am - 4pm, at Trinity School, Belvedere.
  • Easter Message 2015
    He prayed for strength that he might achieve; He was made weak that he might obey. He prayed for wealth that he might do great things; He was given infirmity that he might do better things. He prayed for riches that he might be happy;
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    Retirement as Bishop of Tonbridge
    It was announced today that I shall be retiring as Bishop of Tonbridge in the autumn. My final service will be in Rochester Cathedral on Saturday 31st October.  Although I shall be retiring from my responsibilities as Bishop of Tonbridge I hope I will not be retiring from life quite yet.