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Chichester Bishop lectures in Petworth

The Rev Kenneth Lynch, chairman of Petworth Area Churches Together, with the Bishop of Chichester, the Rev Dr Martin Warner  PICTURE BY KEITH SANDALL SUS-140613-165506001

The Rev Kenneth Lynch, chairman of Petworth Area Churches Together, with the Bishop of Chichester, the Rev Dr Martin Warner PICTURE BY KEITH SANDALL SUS-140613-165506001

MORE than 100 people made their way to church to hear Dr Martin Warner, the bishop of Chichester, address Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT).

The most recent PACT talk, which runs biannually, was another thought-provoking occasion.

Dr Warner, the 103rd bishop of Chichester, is an author and keen cyclist and lectured from a ‘theologically academic perspective’, according to PACT member Gerald Gresham Cooke.

“The bishop’s use of language, especially in the anecdotes shared in the question and answer time, brought the principles he shared right home to the essential issues of society,” said Gerald.

“He addressed the question, ‘The Deepest Needs of our Society – how the Church seeks to answer them’”

Dr Warner spoke to the packed church in Petworth about a host of topics, including education, marriage and issues in contemporary society.

Petworth Area Churches Together organises events and talks which see a large turn-out from the tiny rural community.

Gerald added: “We spoke on a number of things, from nurture and education to the aspiration of wealth.”

 

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