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Island pilgrimage

09 May 2014

ON EACH Sunday during Lent, the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Revd Christopher Foster, crossed to the Isle of Wight to visit different churches each morning and afternoon. In the mornings, he presided and preached at a eucharist, and then walked with a group of fellow pilgrims to another church in the same area for the afternoon service, where the theme of his preaching each time was to encourage people to focus less on their own personal needs, and more on what God was calling them to do.

Over six Sundays, he covered as wide an area of the island as he could. On Palm Sunday, he walked from Whitwell to Bonchurch via the Isle of Wight donkey sanctuary, where worshippers joined him to remember Jesus's entry into Jerusalem.

Then, accompanied by the Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, the Ven. Peter Sutton (right), who had helped to organise the visits, and the Vicar of St Catherine's and Holy Trinity, Ventor and Bonchurch, the Revd Hugh Wright, he went to the highest point of the island at Bonchurch Down (above).

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2 July 2022
Bringing Down the Mighty: Church, Theology and Structural Injustice
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4-8 July 2022
HeartEdge Mission Summer School
From HeartEdge and St Augustine’s College of Theology.

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