Fourth Sunday of Easter


Download Bulletin 30th April 2023

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishop of Lancaster

My dear people,
Each year, on the fourth Sunday of Eastertide, we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday. As I write this Pastoral Letter, I am keeping in mind in a particular way all the priests of the Diocese, thanking God for each of them, in their magnificent diversity! I think of those in active ministry, those retired, some of whom live far from the Diocese, those who celebrate significant jubilees this year and those working away from the Diocese.  The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is given to us as the model of all Pastoral Ministry, and is especially the model for the priest, called to guard and tend the Lord’s flock. Our sophisticated lives can mean we are less conscious of the realities Christ brings us in this image, but we can try….

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