Reference

Matthew 11:28-30; Feast of St. Francis
"Come to me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest" "Come to me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest" "Come to me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest"

On October 3, 2021, the Feast of St. Francis (transferred), Bishop John Stephens made his first episcopal visit to St. Philip, Dunbar, the parish where he was rector for almost 15 years. The bishop concluded his ministry there as incumbent in the spring of 2016. 

This was also the first Sunday morning for the parish's new rector, the Reverend Lorne Manweiler

The sermon was sourced from the parish's Facebook livestream. 

Photo for the thumbnail title by Derek Simpkins

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  • Episcopal Blessing
  • Bishop John with his mum, Thelma who was visiting from her home in Ireland
  • The new Rector, Lorne Manweiler and Bishop John

Photos Derek Simpkins