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The Anglican Church of Bermuda is as much a part of our Bermudian culture as the beat of the snare drum from the neighborhood Gombey troupe; or the refreshing taste of a sweet loquat in season. In fact, the Anglican Church has been a part of the Bermudian way of life from the very beginning. Aboard the Sea Venture on that fateful journey in June 1609, was a Priest of the Church of England, Rev’d Richard Bucke. Thus the ties between Bermuda and the Anglican Communion have a long, rich history.

Gombey dancing - Gerri Crockwell-Sequeros

As the national religious body for the beautiful island of Bermuda, the Anglican Church hopes to offer the same tranquility, serenity and peace that can be found in the scent of salt water, the view of the sunset and the sweet singing of the bluebird. We welcome you into a safe and Godly environment, where a love for Jesus Christ is supreme and service to others in the power of the Holy Spirit is paramount.

 

 

 

 

A Fresh Wind

Ascension and Pentecost Message

Even as we wonder at the power of the wind to drive the Sea Venture onto our shores in 1609 and in our day, the visiting Tall Ships and theAC 35 boats to multiples of the wind speed, so Bermuda needs a new wind to blow upon us – to soften our hearts, break down divisions, and send us out once more, united and fuelled for a new day of transformation and change.

 

On Thursday, the Church remembers the Ascension Day – part two of the resurrection where our Lord Jesus was taken to heaven to the Father’s right hand side – where he intercedes for us and sends his spirit upon us and rules over our unruly hearts. Prior to that day he called his disciples to go out into the world with the gospel of his saving love and to make disciples of all nations. But on the day he ascended, he told them first to wait for the coming of his Spirit and to pray.  For the next 10 days, they did wait and prayed until the great feast of Pentecost came. In the Jewish calendar that feast celebrated the coming in of the harvest – but prefigured a spiritual harvest when Jew and Gentile might come together.

 

When the day arrived, we read how the Spirit of God descended in wind and flames of fire. In the city there were people from around the world gathered for the festival. The wind blew Jesus’ followers out into the streets to speak to each visitor and resident alike about the great things God had done – in their own languages. All of a sudden, a new unity and vision was experienced which drove these first followers out into a peaceful revolution which transformed their world and established a new community of people from every language, race and colour.

 

Once more this year, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Church of Bermuda is setting aside the time from Ascension Day (Thursday, 25th May) to Pentecost Sunday (4th June). This initiative called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, is an opportunity to pray for our Island – and to ask God for His Spirit to blow upon us afresh to establish a new unity, a new vision and that every person might experience the love of Jesus Christ for themselves.  On the Thursday there will be services at 6:00 am at Portuguese Rock, 8:00 am at the Cathedral, open air services at Pembroke Community Cluband Heydon Trust Chapel at 6:-00pm  and St. Mark’s Church, Smiths at 7:00 pm – all are welcome. But the big push is for Pentecost Sunday at 4:00 in the afternoon, where we invite the whole Island to come to the Cathedral for a special ecumenical service involving different musical groups from around the Island, with an opportunity to pray for the coming of God’s Spirit and then to go out into the streets with booklets called ‘God’s Promise to You’ to share his love.

 

At this time of division in our community, as our political and social realm seems to struggle to hold it together we need a new impetus – a fresh wind to unite us. Only God can truly change hearts and enable us to live as one – please join us. This is part of a global event, as it is a global problem – and we are praying for the revival not only of the church but the healing of our Land and all nations.

 

The Right Revd. Nicholas Dill

Bishop of Bermuda

 

 

For more information please contact the Diocesan Office at 292-6987 or diocese@anglican.bm and see the website www.thykingdomcome.global.

 

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The Right Revd. Nicholas B.B. Dill

Bishop of Bermuda

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