Bishop David asks – What has been your experience over the past year?

Bishop David Oakley

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

How often we have heard that we are living in unprecedented times. Our Church has a long and very rich history. Perhaps in many ways the saints would say, we have seen all this before, not quite in the same way, but nevertheless times with similar challenges. One thing is for sure, the pandemic has created a new context for our experience of being Church in our world today.

What has been your experience over the past year? How have you experienced prayer, liturgical worship, service and witness to others?

It would be very helpful to those of us seeking to discern the way forwards, if you were able to share your experiences by engaging with a survey which seeks to learn from everything that has happened since the pandemic took hold of our world.

The link to the survey is below.

I very much look forward to reading your responses, and please be assured of my prayers and good wishes for each of you.

Yours devotedly in Christ,


Rt Revd Dr David J Oakley
Bishop of Northampton

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