Advent hope

7 Dec 2023 • From Bishop Richard Jackson

In this week's video, Bishop Richard encourages us to look beyond the sense of 'permacrisis' and remember that the season that marks the beginning of the Church's year, Advent, is about hope: a hope that all the awful things going on in our world will not go on forever, for 'the Lord will, providentially intervene, but in ways that do not interfere with genuine freedom of choice.'

'The advent mystery of hope will merge into the other great mystery of the incarnation.  The discipline of waiting in such hope is a good one, year by year.'

Visit the diocesan website for transcripts of the Bishop of Hereford's Message.