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Virtual Pentecost Service 2020

Screenshot: Sarah Farrow On the Day of Pentecost the Lutheran Church in Great Britain comes together virtually and invites everyone along to commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit, bringing God’s presence to all people. "This year we are physically separated by the pandemic, but as united as ever by the…
31 May 2020

European LWF Church Leadership Consultation in UK suspended

Mansfield College, Oxford. Photo: Joanna Penn We were looking forward with enthusiasm and expectations to hosting an important European LWF (Lutheran World Federation) Church Leadership Consultation in Oxford in September. The preparatory process went on by Zoom, hoping that the impact of the Corona-pandemic would weaken enough to make it…
24 May 2020

Bishop Tor: A historic consecration in Norway

A historic consecration in Norway Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was on Sunday (May 10) consecrated as the new presiding bishop of the Church of Norway in a historic service where the Corona-rules limited the number of participants to 50 people! Under normal circumstances the beautiful national Cathedral of Nidaros would…
10 May 2020

Student chaplaincy beyond the chapel walls

Revd Sarah Farrow sits with students during an in-person gathering at the International Lutheran Student Centre (ILSC) before the COVID-19 shutdown. Photo: ILSC Voices from the Communion: Revd Sarah Farrow Lutheran World Information (LWI) - “Always questioning,” is how Revd Sarah Farrow describes her Lutheran identity and the students she…
8 May 2020

A Thought for the Times by Revd Dr Roy Long

Photo: Stanley Goh Revd Dr Roy Long is a Pastor Emeritus of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain, born in Nottingham in 1942. He studied theology at Mansfield College, Oxford, and was ordained on Reformation Day in 1970. He has been a pastor in different congregations in LCiGB alongside his…
4 May 2020

A May Day Reflection by Bishop Tor B Jørgensen

Photo: Sør-Hålogaland bispedømme During more than 50 years I have celebrated Workers Day, the first day of May. It is a public holiday in Norway. In many cities and local communities, a parade is part of the celebration. In a small mining village in the northern part of Norway called…
1 May 2020

Postponed Synod Meeting 2020

On the 25th of April the LCiGB should have held its Synod-meeting in Leeds with St. Luke's congregation as the host. We had looked forward to this opportunity to come together sharing news and looking forward, "building on our roots". Next year will be the 60th anniversary of LCiGB, established…
26 April 2020

British Lutherans have new Bishop

At a wonderful service in the German Church in Knightsbridge, London, UK the Rt Rev Tor B Jørgensen was received as Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Great Britain. Bishop Martin Lind, the retiring Bishop, presente Bishop Tor with his pectoral cross and mitre during the service, much to everyone’s…
26 February 2020
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