Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Fabulous weather for the Milton Keynes celebration of light today as the candles were distributed. Unfortunately I was stuck in a Bishop's Staff meeting. It was in Oxfordshire so, seeing as the aim is to distribute 2012 candles in Bucks, and it's kind of taking off I thought I couldn't spare any candles to take across the border. I am looking forward to hearing some of the places receiving the light and to log the progress. Had the final visitation last night and aim to put my 'Charge' on the web site, the flame travelled from North to South and the message 'Let your light shine before others, so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven' is now out there.....
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
The Flame of Faith arrived in Milton Keynes today at a special school assembly in Great Linford, which shares a Head Teacher with Sherrington School in the Newport Deanery (good joined up thinking!).
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Visitation tonight at Newport Pagnell, where I shall be admitting Churchwardens. The deanery flame will be burning bright and Christ the Light will be the theme. Tomorrow night Winslow, then Princes Risborough and Gerrard's Cross next week.
To coincide with the Jubilee and the Olympics, Churches in the Buckingham Archdeaconry will be sharing the Flame of Faith. The flame will pass from deanery to deanery, as each one receives 200 candles to distribute from churches into their local community. It is hoped that prisons and pubs, schools and social clubs, nursing homes and nurseries will receive the Light of Christ in the form of a small candle in a glass holder. Follow us here, on twitter #flameoffaith and on the Oxford Diocese Facebook Page. I launched the initiative in Lavendon Church, Newport Deanery on Sunday where the flame was lit and 200 candles were distributed.