Praying for our Bishop and priests
Caroline welcomed Bishop Smith and the priests:
"A very special welcome to the priests from across the diocese. We know that things have been difficult for you in recent times. However it is important that you know that, for all of you who have carried out your ministries as Christ would have wished, your work is greatly appreciated by us all.
"Thank you, Bishop Smith, for celebrating this Eucharist with us this evening. We acknowledge that this must be a difficult time for you also. We pray for you always and we trust that you will lead the diocese through these difficult days."