The Archdeaconry of France, part of the Anglican Diocese in Europe
The photograph was taken during a visit by Bishop Geoffrey and Archdeacon Meurig to the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate in Bucharest in 2012 DISCERNING PASTOR, RIGOROUS SCHOLAR & FAITHFUL FRIEND: REFLECTIONS ON BISHOP GEOFFREY ROWELL 3rd BISHOP OF GIBRALTAR IN EUROPE Over the coming days and weeks, many people will […]
As I have often said before, the Diocese in Europe is different from the rest of the Church of England (and the Church in Wales) in so many ways. One of them is that people in Europe seem to relish synods! It may be something to do with the way […]
A couple of weeks ago, I visited our largest ‘parish’ in France (it’s actually about the size of my native Wales) to do something I had never done before which was to license a Reader, in this instance Michael Torne. It was a wonderful 48 hours and I especially appreciated […]
A Sermon preached by the Archdeacon of France in the Church of St Pierre, La Chapelle Palluau, Vendée on Sunday 4th March 2017, being the First Sunday of Lent If I say the word ‘wilderness’, what picture comes into your mind? Maybe it evokes images of vast, inhospitable tracts of […]
An early Saturday morning start at Bruxelles Midi, as I board the TGV to Strasbourg. Time was when this was a tortuous journey by rail – not least for those who worked in the EU institutions. No longer, thanks to levels of French government (and EU) investment in the rail […]
Being an Archdeacon in the Diocese in Europe is different to the rest of the Church of England and the Church in Wales where I was previously an archdeacon. There is the huge geographical scale for one thing. There is also less of the ‘gutters, drains and stolen lead from […]
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