Saturday, 23 April 2011

Bible, beer and the shoeshine shuffle

Great report in the Essex Chronicle on Bishop Stephen Cottrell visiting the Oddfellows’ Arms as part of Beer and Bible. Holy Week is a busy time for the bishop but he made space to visit several pubs to show his support for the public reading of the Bible. On Thursday, after celebrating and preaching at the Chrism Service in Chelmsford Cathedral, +Stephen was to be found in Chelmsford High Street outside The Saracen’s Head shinning peoples’ shoes.

Bishop Stephen’s Easter message is also well worth a read.
What does this (the resurrection of Jesus)mean for us, his followers today? Well, it means that we must look for Jesus not just where he has been, and not just in what is familiar, but beyond ourselves, and beyond our present understandings. He is going before us, and we will now find him in ways that challenge and disturb. And in all this we must be his witnesses.

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