Message from Bishop Martin 

“When the Son of Man comes,

will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18.8).

As we seek to sustain our life during this Coronavirus pandemic, there are many ways in which your Christian faith shines out like a thread of gold in the routine of lockdown.

This edition of Faith in Sussex is devoted to the signs of that faith. It might be found in something quite simple. The rainbow paintings of children are an indication of how powerful simple things can be.

I hope you will also find a similar sense of encouragement in the signs of faith that are the apostolic work of our life as a diocese. They are to be found in prayer and devotion, in care for another person by phone or social media, in some more active expression of your Christian faith in the local community, or in your daily work, sustaining the daily life of our nation.

This faith directs our attention clearly and unflinchingly towards the grief and loss that we are now experiencing. But it also proclaims the glory, joy and hope with which we endure and witness.

Alleluia, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia.


Lesley Lynn, 06/05/2020