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Sowing seeds of hope in an uncertain world

27 November 2020
Sowing seeds of hope in an uncertain world

Sowing seeds of hope in an uncertain world

27 November 2020

In his 'lockdown' column this week, Bishop Martin is planning ahead


We pay the cost, because it matters . . .

20 November 2020
We pay the cost, because it matters . . .

We pay the cost, because it matters . . .

20 November 2020

While church services are curtailed, The Rt Rev Martin Seeley, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, is writing a weekly article for readers.


We can all do our bit to cut food waste

25 February 2018
We can all do our bit to cut food waste

We can all do our bit to cut food waste

25 February 2018

Before we moved to Suffolk we kept a few bantams. Rather sporadically, they produced delicious small eggs.


Just talking is a good place to start

30 April 2017
Just talking is a good place to start

Just talking is a good place to start

30 April 2017

We know about exercise, even if we don’t actually do it. We know about medical check ups, and we are pretty good at paying attention to these.


We’re ‘Walking Together’ for Lent

26 February 2017
We’re ‘Walking Together’ for Lent

We’re ‘Walking Together’ for Lent

26 February 2017

“Let’s go for a walk this afternoon.” This innocent sounding invitation, usually asked by my wife, gets me thinking. Surely I had a sermon to work on, or a visit to make, or even a deadline for a newspaper column to meet?


How does death affect our lives?

27 November 2016
How does death affect our lives?

How does death affect our lives?

27 November 2016

It has suddenly become chilly, and we know autumn is here for sure. Putting the clocks back signalled the change, and with the evenings drawing in, time feels somehow different


Food is so much more than just fuel

24 September 2016
Food is so much more than just fuel

Food is so much more than just fuel

24 September 2016

A good deal of what I do as a bishop involves food. So far that has ranged from a simple sausage roll to a succulent hog roast, from coffee and a biscuit (preferably chocolate) to a four course sit down dinner.


We don’t defeat hatred with more hatred

25 June 2016
We don’t defeat hatred with more hatred

We don’t defeat hatred with more hatred

25 June 2016

We are all still reeling from the shooting of Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen in Yorkshire. She was shot outside the library in the town of Birstall where she had been meeting constituents. She is the first sitting MP to be killed since 1990.


Faith answers ‘who am I?’ question

24 April 2016
Faith answers ‘who am I?’ question

Faith answers ‘who am I?’ question

24 April 2016

What have the Queen’s 90th birthday, the Archbishop of Canterbury learning the identity of his father, and my father got in common?


Easter is hard to grasp for many

25 March 2016
Easter is hard to grasp for many

Easter is hard to grasp for many

25 March 2016

I remember quite vividly when I was a teenager, the vicar of the church I attended preaching on the Sunday after Easter about Jesus’ resurrection.


Spreading a little happiness . . .

28 February 2016
Spreading a little happiness . . .

Spreading a little happiness . . .

28 February 2016

Last week I was challenged by someone who believed the Church should see its role as increasing people’s happiness.