A Message from the Bishop of Beverley for the Eve of Pentecost 2020
Posted on the 30th May 2020 in the Category - News
In time of Pandemic
Posted on the 23rd April 2020 in the Category - News
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Time to Sow in the North
Posted on the 17th April 2020 in the Category - Announcements
Bishop Glyn, together with his two brother Bishops of The Society in the Province of York welcomes the Time to Sow in the North report produced by St John’s College, Nottingham.
As the Bishop of Burnley states in the report’s Foreword, “it is not hard to find Catholic parishes where Church life is vibrant and alive, and the identification of common features associated with such growth is important if parishes in this tradition are to grow in evangelistic confidence.”
We look forward to discussing how the Church’s resources can be targeted at our most deprived communities, where many such Catholic parishes are to be found and where additional resources will, among other factors, help to achieve a growth in Church life.
The Society’s mission strategy, ‘Forming Missionary Disciples’, will also play an integral role in achieving that growth.
We are grateful to St John’s College, Nottingham, especially Fr John Tomlinson, for producing the Time to Sow in the North report and we commend its contents to a wide readership.
A greeting from the Bishop of Beverley for Easter Eve 2020
Posted on the 11th April 2020 in the Category - News
Bishop Glyn's note to his brother priests - Revised
Posted on the 19th March 2020 in the Category - News
19th March 2020
Further to my note to you all yesterday, I need to write to you again – sorry, but please bear with me.
The situation surrounding Coronavirus is changing rapidly, and so is the guidance which is issuing forth from the C.ofE. and from the dioceses.
I hugely regret having to bring you up to date with the latest recommendation/guidance (which we are expected to follow), which is that all celebrations of Mass must be celebrated by the Priest alone, with
No congregation present, not even a small number.
I am aware that many of you have already moved to this mode of celebrating Mass.
I realise that for others of us, the latest piece of advice will be very difficult to receive and implement.
For some of us the prospect of celebrating in an empty church will be heart breaking.
The most recent guideline is actually consistent with that which Cardinal Nichols issued yesterday to his priests.
I regret having to request that we all follow the guidelines.
They are sent to us with the very best of intentions, namely the wellbeing, the safety of us all, together with doing our best to limit the spread of this nasty pestilence.
I guess I will probably be writing to you again soon.
In the meantime, please be assured of my prayers for you in your ministry in these difficult days.
God bless you and yours,
The Right Reverend ✠Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley