As we give thanks for our new Bishop and our new Bell, let us pray that we may also have the courage to share the good news of Jesus in our communities and across this diocese.
It was a great joy this week to join with many folk from across our Diocese, as well as from the community here at the Cathedral, to celebrate the consecration of Pete Wilcox as a bishop.
There are times when it seems we are faced with genuine difficulty and the only response we can offer is to pray.
One great early teacher of the Christian faith, Gregory from Nazianzus in Turkey, said that there are only two ways to God, "journeying outwards, and journeying inwards."
On 27th April the church remembered the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti.
Next Sunday we will be processing from the Cathedral after the morning service, up Fargate, to join with the other city centre churches for a short service at the cross beside the Town Hall.
Today, up and down the country, families will have been celebrating Mothering Sunday.
The Cathedral will be hosting the Rag Cross project during Lent.
In response to the appointment of Bishop Philip as Bishop of Sheffield.
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.
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.
On Sunday 20th November, the Church celebrated the Feast of Christ the King.
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.