The Dean of Llandaff says:
We are delighted to welcome our new bishop June to the Cathedral. The enthronement service enacts a tradition that goes back centuries to the early church and is essentially an expression of what we believe about the role of the bishop. She will have her seat at the heart of the mother church of the diocese, and from it, literally and metaphorically, Bishop June will nurture us in the faith. In turn, gathered around her, we will be able to pray for our bishop and support her in the vital ministry into which she has been called. Bishop June’s enthronement begins a new chapter in the life of the church in this diocese and we will commit ourselves to working with her and giving her the resources she will need to bring us all into a deeper relationship with Christ.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer is on Friday 2 March, and this year the service has been prepared by women in Suriname, in South America. Their chosen theme is ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good!’, for “we believe that the Christian faith community can make a great contribution to the preservation of a living, healthy and safe environment. The future of the earth for the next generations matters to us. It reminds us of the relationship between God and creation, and God and humanity. Suriname, like many countries, feels the effect of worldwide climate change: drought, hurricane, and storm, due to global warming. In the 21st century/24-hour economy, which is striving for good economic outcomes and excellent returns, Christians need to balance God’s Creation with man’s creations.”