Bishop of Sheffield: Peter Wilcox
Posted on the 7th Apr 2017 in the Category - Announcements
Following today’s announcement that The Very Reverend Pete Wilcox is to be the next Bishop of Sheffield, Bishop Glyn assures Dean Pete, his wife Catherine, and the Diocese of his prayers. Bishop Glyn will be particularly praying for Pete as he prepares to come to Sheffield at what is obviously an important and sensitive time in the life of the Diocese.
As an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool, Bishop Glyn has first-hand experience of serving alongside Pete as the Dean of Liverpool. He believes that Pete has the right personality and appropriate gifts to bring calm, peace, and reconciliation to the Diocese and to oversee its ongoing life and mission. In the meantime Bishop Glyn continues to pray for the Sheffield Diocese, praying especially for Bishop Peter Burrows as he continues to hold its life within his episcopal care.
Canon Ray Bridson, the Bishop of Beverley's representative in the Diocese of Liverpool and the organiser of the Walsingham Festivals at Liverpool Cathedral, said:
Chrism Masses 2017
Posted on the 6th Apr 2017 in the Category - Announcements
This year Bishop Glyn will celebrate the following Chrism Masses for the See of Beverley:
Those bringing groups, and priests wishing to concelebrate should complete the online registration form by clicking the appropriate link above, or fill in the appropriate section of this form and return it to Ellie Doolan, Holy Trinity Rectory, 81 Micklegate, York, YO1 6LE.
Chrism Masses celebrated by the other Bishops of the Society (including those of the Bishops of Wakefield and Burnley for the Northern Province) can be found here.
The Bishop of Beverley responds to Bishop North's withdrawal from Sheffield
Posted on the 12th Mar 2017 in the Category - Announcements
Obviously since the sad news of Bishop Philip North's withdrawal of his acceptance of the Bishopric of Sheffield, Bishop Glyn has been extremely busy speaking and meeting with clergy from across the Province, but in particular with the dear priests of the Diocese of Sheffield, hence the silence since last Thursday. However, with a few spare moments, Bishop Glyn wishes to express his own sadness at the news that Bishop Philip has decided that he is not able to become Sheffield's next Bishop. Bishop Philip is very much on his heart and in his prayers, as is the Diocese of Sheffield and indeed the whole of the Church of England.
However, Bishop Glyn is thankful for the way in which the clergy and people in our branch of the family have responded to the situation we now find ourselves in, as a result of Bishop Philip's decision. Bishop Glyn met with the Priests in the Diocese of Sheffield on Friday morning for a quiet meeting of reflection and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. On this coming Tuesday 14 March at 7pm at St John & St Mary Magdalene, Goldthorpe, Bishops Glyn and Tony will be present for Mass followed by a meeting for all clergy and laity of the Diocese to continue the period of reflection. We are grateful to Fr Schaefer for his kind invitation.
Bishop Glyn understands that at a moment like this, it is perfectly understandable to arrive at the view that the Five Guiding Principles seem to have been 'blown out of the water'. However, it is too soon to arrive at that as being a definitive conclusion to draw. He wants to continue to encourage us all to hold on to belief that within the providence of God, there is still a place for us, and for our Catholic contribution to make, to the life of the Church of England. On a personal note Bishop Glyn wishes to thank the clergy and people he is privileged to serve. He prays that together, we will hold fast to the truth of Saint Paul's words in his epistle to the Romans, "that we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8.28)
Bishop Glyn commends the helpful initiative of The Society in the Diocese of Sheffield to hold a novena of prayer, which can be found here. And he will be joining in the Novena in his own private prayers.
This morning Bishop Glyn did an interview on BBC Radio York reflecting upon Bishop Philip's withdrawal from the Diocese of Sheffield. You can listen to it here, starting at 1 hour, 8 mins and 10 secs.
Appointment of the New Bishop of Sheffield
Posted on the 31st Jan 2017 in the Category - Announcements
Bishop Glyn welcomes the good news of the the Right Reverend Philp North as the next Bishop of Sheffield. Bishop Glyn said:
New Years Honours
Posted on the 31st Dec 2016 in the Category - Announcements
Bishop Glyn is thrilled and delighted by the New Year's Honours List published today and those who have been recognised in it. In particular he rejoices that:
On receiving the news of these honours, Bishop Glyn comments: