The Bishop of Chelmsford set for ten-mile missionary walk

First published in Echo News

THE Bishop of Chelmsford is going walkabout in Southend tomorow.

Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford is inviting the people to join him on his ten planned “centenary missionary journeys” between May and October this year.

During the walk Bishop Stephen and his companions will pause at various locations including the Southend Naval & Military Club for lunch before arriving at St Peter & St Paul's Church in Hockley for a session called ‘Quiz the Bishop’.

Bishop Stephen said: “I will be making ten missionary journeys this year, each one about ten miles long, as part of the centenary celebrations of the Diocese of Chelmsford. 2014 is our 100th birthday.

But the Christian church has been around a lot longer than that in these parts. “In fact the first Essex missionary, St Cedd arrived in Essex more than a thousand years ago.

So I will be following in the footsteps of St Cedd and I will be aiming to share the same good news that he did with people.”

The journeys are part of the centenary celebrations of the Diocese of Chelmsford

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5:43pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Druggie Scumbag says...

Quiz the Bishop, Bash the Bishop...it all amounts to soliciting in my eyes. Why doesn't the guy leave the realists in this world alone?
Quiz the Bishop, Bash the Bishop...it all amounts to soliciting in my eyes. Why doesn't the guy leave the realists in this world alone? Druggie Scumbag
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6:01pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Father Jack Hackett says...

Druggie Scumbag wrote:
Quiz the Bishop, Bash the Bishop...it all amounts to soliciting in my eyes. Why doesn't the guy leave the realists in this world alone?
That would be an ecumenical matter.
[quote][p][bold]Druggie Scumbag[/bold] wrote: Quiz the Bishop, Bash the Bishop...it all amounts to soliciting in my eyes. Why doesn't the guy leave the realists in this world alone?[/p][/quote]That would be an ecumenical matter. Father Jack Hackett
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6:51pm Wed 30 Apr 14

SouthendWanderer says...

Should be easy to recognise, he'll be the one in he tall hat...
Should be easy to recognise, he'll be the one in he tall hat... SouthendWanderer
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8:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Father Jack Hackett says...

SouthendWanderer wrote:
Should be easy to recognise, he'll be the one in he tall hat...
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]SouthendWanderer[/bold] wrote: Should be easy to recognise, he'll be the one in he tall hat...[/p][/quote]Yes. Father Jack Hackett
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8:47pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Is the Bishop an Australian aborigine; if not he can't go for a 'walkabout'...
Is the Bishop an Australian aborigine; if not he can't go for a 'walkabout'... Jack222
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11:06pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Spledoink says...

Hope he can speak Polish, or Ukrainian !
Hope he can speak Polish, or Ukrainian ! Spledoink
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11:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Spledoink says...

Ukranian rather.
Ukranian rather. Spledoink
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11:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Father Jack Hackett says...

Jack222 wrote:
Is the Bishop an Australian aborigine; if not he can't go for a 'walkabout'...
That would be an ecumenical matter.
[quote][p][bold]Jack222[/bold] wrote: Is the Bishop an Australian aborigine; if not he can't go for a 'walkabout'...[/p][/quote]That would be an ecumenical matter. Father Jack Hackett
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11:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Father Jack Hackett says...

Spledoink wrote:
Hope he can speak Polish, or Ukrainian !
Yes.
[quote][p][bold]Spledoink[/bold] wrote: Hope he can speak Polish, or Ukrainian ![/p][/quote]Yes. Father Jack Hackett
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