Bishop's message of hope for the New Year

In his January video message, Bishop James talks about how the beginning of the New Year is a time for hope, and that as Christians, we are a people of hope.

While recognising that for some another year passing can be a time of anxiety, it is also a moment to look forward
"At the wonderful season of Epiphany, we remember the shining out of God's light in Jesus Christ - those wonderful, enigmatic figures of the wise men who symbolise the nations and peoples of the world to whom that light shines.'

Bishop James goes on to share a number of initiatives the Diocese is engaged with this year that provide opportunities for hope.

These include Hope 2018, an initiative to encourage and support churches to engage in their communities, and also, 40 Stories of Hope - a book containing a collection of stories written by those connected with prisons, about how their lives have been transformed through Jesus Christ.

Bishop's January video is available from here

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