20 June 2019
17 June 2019
It is encouraging to see the subject of faith increasingly prominent within our media, highlighting the continued interest in religion and spirituality across our nation.
Last night the 2019 Sandford St Martin awards were... Read more
9 May 2019
“Does religion do more harm than good?” That was the title of an article I read just before Easter.
Very soon there were examples of why that is by no means just a theoretical question... Read more
17 April 2019
Our hearts go out to the people of France following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Read more
21 March 2019
Response from the Bishop of Hereford the Rt Revd Richard Frith following the shooting in New Zealand
"I am deeply shocked and appalled at the lives lost in the senseless and grotesque violence perpetrated against innocent people worshipping in a mosque.
The Golden Rule of 'Love your neighbour' is a principle that unites not just those of every faith but also all people of goodwill who want to live in a world of peace, justice and opportunity for all... Read more
14 Feb. 2019
Did you hear about the Valentine cards with “I love only you” printed in them, sold in packets of six? Read more
24 Jan. 2019
Writing “Talking Point” every three weeks, with my contributions sandwiched between those of our two local MPs, prompts a question for me. Does this suggest that I should try to be “politics-free”, or should I ensure that amateur views are expressed? Last month an opinion poll found that... Read more
3 Jan. 2019
It’s said that time goes faster the older you get, so perhaps that’s the reason that it doesn’t seem to me five minutes since we were last taking down the Christmas decorations and welcoming in the new year. But however quickly a new year comes round... Read more
20 Dec. 2018
One of the privileges I have had is to visit, on several occasions, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Tradition, stretching back to at least the 2nd century, considers this to be the place where Jesus Christ was born. Above the grotto marked as birthplace, is the remarkably... Read more
13 Dec. 2018
I wonder if you read about the restaurant chain – Frankie and Benny’s – which has introduced a ban on mobile phones in order to try to make families talk to each other rather than... Read more