Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at service in Bromham

This Is Wiltshire: The Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Bromham The Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at Bromham

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Rev Dr Rowan Williams, preached the sermon at St Nicholas Parish Church in Bromham on Sunday for a special service to mark the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Bishop Bill Ind’s ordination as a priest and the 25th anniversary of his consecration as a bishop.

The church was packed for the Celebration of Ministry – New and Old – Ordained and Lay’ service and the new Bishop of Ramsbury, the Right Rev Edward Condry, presided.

On the day after Michaelmas, the Archbishop spoke about the role of Angels and praised Bishop Bill's inspiring ministry spanning nearly 50 years.

Bishop Bill was, until his retirement in 2008, the Bishop of Truro and he and his wife Frances are regular members of the congregation in Bromham. He was previously suffragan Bishop of Grantham, and a priest in the Dioceses of London and Winchester.

Before the service Bromham Ringers rang a quarter peal in honour of the occasion and afterwards, over refreshments in the church, Bishop Bill thanked the Archbishop with these words: “I want, on behalf of all of us, to say thank you to Archbishop Rowan for what he has done, and said and written and been.

"He has given himself unstintingly to the task and, speaking for all sorts of people, he has given inspiration both to Christians and those who do not share the same sort of belief system. He has helped all sorts of people to pray and to think and there is no doubt that he will continue to do both in Cambridge.”

Then as the Archbishop and Bishop Edward were presented with a selection of Bromham vegetables, honey and preserves by Tracy Collins and Ann Paget, Bishop Bill continued: “We thank the Archbishop and the Bishop of Ramsbury for being here, and to mark the occasion we want to give them Bromham itself.

"So for you both, Archbishop and Bishop, harvest festival has come early. Everything that you receive comes from Bromham and comes with our thanks and our love.”

Finally the Rev John Rees presented Bishop Bill with a cartoon specially drawn by Carol Drew as a reminder of the occasion and the Archbishop’s visit, and Anna Ponder gave Frances Ind a bouquet of flowers.

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11:51am Wed 3 Oct 12

freddie_W says...

Williams is a disgrace, he has abused his position to promote left wing politics and Dhimmitude. He is a coward, most of his dwindling flock will be glad to see the back of him.
Williams is a disgrace, he has abused his position to promote left wing politics and Dhimmitude. He is a coward, most of his dwindling flock will be glad to see the back of him. freddie_W

12:45pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Rowdey says...

Oh dear - what an unpleasant comment. If you look at christianity - most of JC's teachings are pretty left wing really. Dhimmitude is a term adopted by the extreme right (though coined in the Arab world) and suggests the bish supports Islam at the expense of his own religion - at least I think that is how you mean it. Can't see it really. He did make some misinterpreted remarks about Sharia law. Is that it? Which of his actions are cowardly and what evidence do you have for saying that most of the Church of England's members will be glad to see the back of him. Other than that a well balanced and insightful comment. Or not.
Oh dear - what an unpleasant comment. If you look at christianity - most of JC's teachings are pretty left wing really. Dhimmitude is a term adopted by the extreme right (though coined in the Arab world) and suggests the bish supports Islam at the expense of his own religion - at least I think that is how you mean it. Can't see it really. He did make some misinterpreted remarks about Sharia law. Is that it? Which of his actions are cowardly and what evidence do you have for saying that most of the Church of England's members will be glad to see the back of him. Other than that a well balanced and insightful comment. Or not. Rowdey

1:55pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Don Jones says...

freddie_W_making unpleasant comments? And ones that originate with the extreme right? Shurely shome mishtake!
freddie_W_making unpleasant comments? And ones that originate with the extreme right? Shurely shome mishtake! Don Jones

2:52pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Rowdey says...

I know Don, I know. So many things come to mind to say, most of them unprintable but I am really trying to counter the argument and not abuse the person however deserving! I feel a bit odd defending the Church of England but there you go.
I know Don, I know. So many things come to mind to say, most of them unprintable but I am really trying to counter the argument and not abuse the person however deserving! I feel a bit odd defending the Church of England but there you go. Rowdey

10:20pm Thu 4 Oct 12

freddie_W says...

Rowdey wrote:
Oh dear - what an unpleasant comment. If you look at christianity - most of JC's teachings are pretty left wing really. Dhimmitude is a term adopted by the extreme right (though coined in the Arab world) and suggests the bish supports Islam at the expense of his own religion - at least I think that is how you mean it. Can't see it really. He did make some misinterpreted remarks about Sharia law. Is that it? Which of his actions are cowardly and what evidence do you have for saying that most of the Church of England's members will be glad to see the back of him. Other than that a well balanced and insightful comment. Or not.
Williams publicly called for the introduction of parts of Sharia law to be introduced into Britain, he also stated that Sharia law "was not an Alian or rival system to English law"

Sharia, Islamic law based on the Koran,Sharia and hadith. In it all none Muslims "Kafirs" are second class citizens at best, the primary goal of Islam is replacing our constitution with Sharia law.

Dhimmitude is an Arabic word you are quite right, but what does it mean. A dhimmie is a none Muslim a Kafir who defers to Islam, an apologist for Islam.

Rowan Williams is a traitor to his religion his people and his Country.
[quote][p][bold]Rowdey[/bold] wrote: Oh dear - what an unpleasant comment. If you look at christianity - most of JC's teachings are pretty left wing really. Dhimmitude is a term adopted by the extreme right (though coined in the Arab world) and suggests the bish supports Islam at the expense of his own religion - at least I think that is how you mean it. Can't see it really. He did make some misinterpreted remarks about Sharia law. Is that it? Which of his actions are cowardly and what evidence do you have for saying that most of the Church of England's members will be glad to see the back of him. Other than that a well balanced and insightful comment. Or not.[/p][/quote]Williams publicly called for the introduction of parts of Sharia law to be introduced into Britain, he also stated that Sharia law "was not an Alian or rival system to English law" Sharia, Islamic law based on the Koran,Sharia and hadith. In it all none Muslims "Kafirs" are second class citizens at best, the primary goal of Islam is replacing our constitution with Sharia law. Dhimmitude is an Arabic word you are quite right, but what does it mean. A dhimmie is a none Muslim a Kafir who defers to Islam, an apologist for Islam. Rowan Williams is a traitor to his religion his people and his Country. freddie_W

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