特福德主教在服務14年後即將退休

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特福德主教在服務14年後即將退休

"他補充說:"我非常清楚,在該國如此可愛的地區擔任主教之一,我是多麼幸運。

他補充說:"每周訪問教區的教堂,在如此美麗的建築中做禮拜,與如此富有愛心和奉獻精神的人會面,是一件令人高興的事。

"見證許多人的承諾和慷慨,特別是在貧困、無家可歸和我們悲慘的不平等社會的其他標誌存在的地方,他們的信仰引導他們為他們的社區服務,這讓人深深感動。

"我經常說,事工的任務可以概括為學會愛上帝賦予你的服務對象。我感到非常感激,上帝把我安排在一個教區,在那裡,這是一個非常愉快的任務。"

諾里奇主教格雷厄姆-厄舍(Graham Usher)右牧師說,艾倫主教在該縣的事工 "以恩典和牧養為標誌"。"他說:"他對教區生活的許多領域做出了重大貢獻,包括神職人員的選拔和培訓、我們的教會學校以及他所負責的教區。


"I am very aware of how blest I've been to serve as one of the bishops in such a lovely part of the country," he added.

"Visiting the churches of the diocese week by week, worshipping in such beautiful buildings, meeting such caring and committed people has been a joy.

"It has been deeply moving to witness the commitment and generosity of so many people whose faith leads them to serve their communities, particularly where poverty, homelessness and other marks of our tragically unequal society are present.

"I've often said that the task of ministry can be summarised as learning to love the people God has given you to serve. I feel very thankful that God placed me in a diocese where that has been such a happy task."

The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham Usher said Bishop Alan's ministry in the county had been "marked by grace and pastoral care". "He has made a significant contribution to many areas of diocesan life, including the selection and training of clergy, our church schools, and parishes in his care," he said.

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