Peter Hancock installed as new Bishop of Bath and Wells

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Hancock. The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Hancock.

THE new Bishop of Bath and Wells outlined his first challenge of fostering “spiritual and numerical growth in all parishes” during his installation service.

The Rt Rev Peter Hancock told Saturday’s congregation of over 1,000 at Wells Cathedral his mission will need “much listening, much thought and much prayer”.

Two days after moving into the Bishop’s Palace with his wife, Jane, he said: “Preaching the gospel, sharing the love of Jesus, and helping communities to flourish and grow are at the heart of what we are called to do.”

Bishop Peter said he faces an “exciting” and “urgent” task which requires an “imaginative and bold” approach, adding: “The size and age profile of many of our congregations calls for fresh imagination and creativity in the way that we resource and grow the Church.”

He said: “We will need to be faithful, joyful and hopeful.”

Bishop Peter also praised the work of the Bishop of Taunton, the Rt Rev Peter Maurice, who led the diocese following the resignation of the previous Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Price a year ago.

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2:47pm Mon 9 Jun 14

SocialistParty*SomersetBranch says...

"The G8 provides a rare opportunity to offer hope in an otherwise bleak landscape,"

The 78th Bishop of Bath & Wells, the Right Reverend Peter Price

Bishop Price made the above breathtaking comment in the House of Lords in his final appearance, before retiring as Bishop of Bath and Wells.

His comment clearly illustrates the ever widening chasm that separates his church from the millions across the globe who are repelled and angered by the continuing role of the G8 during this period of world-wide capitalist austerity, now into its sixth year.

The G8 are nothing more than representatives of the 1% who stand for yet more austerity, war and environmental degradation...

the G8 represent the interest of the 1% and the policies of austerity, war and criminal environmental policies. We need to build a socialist alternative, so that the decisions that affect the future of our society are not taken by CEOs in boardrooms or unrepresentative politicians behind Steel fencing. But instead the resources of society are publically owned and democratically controlled and managed by working people.

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"The G8 provides a rare opportunity to offer hope in an otherwise bleak landscape," The 78th Bishop of Bath & Wells, the Right Reverend Peter Price Bishop Price made the above breathtaking comment in the House of Lords in his final appearance, before retiring as Bishop of Bath and Wells. His comment clearly illustrates the ever widening chasm that separates his church from the millions across the globe who are repelled and angered by the continuing role of the G8 during this period of world-wide capitalist austerity, now into its sixth year. The G8 are nothing more than representatives of the 1% who stand for yet more austerity, war and environmental degradation... the G8 represent the interest of the 1% and the policies of austerity, war and criminal environmental policies. We need to build a socialist alternative, so that the decisions that affect the future of our society are not taken by CEOs in boardrooms or unrepresentative politicians behind Steel fencing. But instead the resources of society are publically owned and democratically controlled and managed by working people. http://socialistpart yni.net/news/g8-summ it-what-did-those-be hind-the-ring-of-ste el-decide/#.U5W3PGdO WP8 www.socialistparty.o rg.uk SocialistParty*SomersetBranch
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