If nothing else the last few weeks have reminded the Church of England of some of the many areas where it has found it difficult to gather agreement.
For a few days last week the Cathedral was the scene of much staff frustration when our ability to communicate electronically came to a standstill.
"I feel a great sense of responsibility and excitement about being appointed as Bishop of Sheffield and want to commit myself to serving the parishes and people of this Diocese with all my energy and strength."
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director of Music at Sheffield Cathedral.
Downing Street has today announced that the next Bishop of Sheffield will be the Rt Revd Philip North.
Although there may well be a sense of the seasons changing, there is also a very strong link between the themes of encounter and hope present in the incarnation.
The Font is a powerful symbol of the calling and vocation of all baptised believers; to shine as a light in the world to the glory of God the Father.
In a few days time we shall begin, together with our other churches, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Recently, on social media, I came across these ‘Five Helps for the New Year’ written by Archbishop Michael Ramsey.
We have so much to be thankful this year, as this gallery of images demonstrates.
Recently I was given the challenge to prepare a Christmas sermon that would last less than three minutes.
Thanking God for the life-long witness of the American pilot, astronaut and politician Senator John Glenn.
This week we are praying for the Crown Nomination Committee as they meet to decide who will be the next Bishop of Sheffield.
On Sunday 20th November, the Church celebrated the Feast of Christ the King.
The Cathedral's theme for this Advent and Christmas is the confident hope we have in God.
On Tuesday 8th November the Cathedral held a remembrance service with school children from across Sheffield.
As we all gathered to watch fireworks explode, bonfires ignite and sparklers glow at the weekend, I wonder if we stopped to think of the significance of the occasion.
The Church is entering into a season when we celebrate All Saints’ Day and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day).
As we celebrated the gift and ministry of music around the Diocese we were minded to rejoice at the very rich tradition of choral music which sits at the heart of our own liturgical tradition.
A new service for young families will begin at the Cathedral this month.