Weekly News from the Diocese

Daily Update from Bishop Cherry
6th April 2020
       
This is a Holy Week like never before. Whilst many on the front line are busy to exhaustion, almost overwhelmed both physically and emotionally as they seek to care for the sheer numbers who are sick and dying, others of us are alone, confined to our homes with days stretching before us and little or nothing to do. Many of us are feeling helpless in the face of what is happening. Some may even be feeling guilty that we can’t do more to help in such a time of great need.
 
In it all, our prayer and worship continues as we seek to wait on God and trust him with our lives and the lives of those we love and care about. There is a wealth of material to draw on and I am thankful for the creativity and ingenuity of so many clergy and lay people as we seek to stay connected and to proclaim our faith through word and deed, in prayer and devotion.
 
I am immensely grateful to the Revd David Neale who is using his considerable expertise in IT systems to broadcast services that I and my colleagues from the Cathedral are offering. All of the services this week will be accessible via a YouTube link that can be found on the Cathedral and Diocesan websites.
 
I am also grateful to Dean Lister who is postponing his retirement until later in the year and will be continuing to lead the life of the Cathedral until such time as we can begin the recruitment process for a new Dean.
 
There is new guidance coming from the Welsh government and we will be circulating this as soon as we are able to do so.
 
Finally, I would like to thank all the staff based at the Diocesan Office who are continuing to work hard (albeit from home) to ensure that the work across the diocese continues and that we are in as good a place as we can possibly be whenever it is that life starts to return to some kind of normality.
 
With my continuing prayers for a blessed Holy Week.