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SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2021

CLICK BELOW TO SEE FATHER TONY BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP

https://youtu.be/msjmrEt3xUc

 


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WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2021

During Lent our Locum Rev Tony Bell will be producing an additional weekly video as a Lent study. The presentations will go live at 4pm each Wednesday until Easter. There is a Said Eucharist each Wednesday at 12.30pm. Lent discipline is not only about giving something up. Instead it could be about doing something of faith in addition. Just for those who give up chocolate (or smoking or whatever), the cost of what is given up is to be given to charity or God´s work in some way. Here is the live link for today at 4pm

 

SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2021

CLICK BELOW TO SEE FATHER TONY BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP WHICH WILL GO LIVE AT 11:45am

https://youtu.be/uAnZv0Osn3k

 

WEDNESDAY 17 FEB 2021

 

LENT STARTS TODAY. During Lent our Locum Rev Tony Bell will be producing an additional weekly video as a Lent study. Lent begins today and the presentations will go live at 4pm each Wednesday until Easter. There is a Said Eucharist each Wednesday at 12.30pm. Lent discipline is not only about giving something up. Instead it could be about doing something of faith in addition. Just for those who give up chocolate (or smoking or whatever), the cost of what is given up could be given to charity or God´s work in some way. St Philip and St James Church in Palma is currently raising money for roof repairs. (Just a thought) Here is the live link for today at 4pm

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BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP WHICH WILL GO LIVE AT 4:0pm WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2021

 

SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2021

 

https://youtu.be/NoYfH5Zpcxk

 

SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2021

CLICK BELOW TO SEE FATHER TONY BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP WHICH WILL GO LIVE AT 11:45am SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2021

https://youtu.be/-UuhSdGupg8

 

SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2021

CLICK BELOW TO SEE FATHER TONY BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP WHICH WILL GO LIVE AT 11:45am SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 2021

https://youtu.be/gZiDxE5hJqQ

Rev Tony Bell our locum at St Phillip and St James has once again recorded a short Act of Worship which will be on line at 11.45 am today. We are very grateful for the time and energy Tony is putting into these recordings which enable our congregation members who are unable to join our worship in church at present to feel less isolated.

SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021

Great to see Rev Tony Bell the locum chaplain from St Philip and St James representing the Anglican congregation this evening at the Palma cathedral service to celebrate the end of the week of prayer for Christian unity.


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CLICK BELOW TO SEE FATHER TONY BELL’S ONLINE ACT OF WORSHIP WHICH WILL GO LIVE AT 11:45am SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 2021

 

OUR CURRENT LOCUM IS FATHER TONY BELL

From Father Tony Bell.

Thank-you to so many of the congregation here in St Philip and St James for making Pat and I so welcome as your Locum and spouse.

By way of introduction, I was born and brought up in County Durham, England near the town of Stockton-on-Tees, the youngest of five children. We were of a church family in which my father was churchwarden as well as sexton and verger, and my mother was deputy organist in the Parish of St Cuthbert´s, Redmarshall.

By the time I was ordained priest in Durham Cathedral in 1973 I had served in the merchant navy and spent several years in further education including four years in King´s College, London.

I served 23 years in Durham Diocese including seven years as a worker-priest driving a fork-lift truck, and another seven in Teesside Industrial Mission. I also played cricket as Durham Clergy team wicketkeeper.

My last sixteen years in Parish Ministry were in Derby Diocese in the rural parishes of Ault Hucknall and Scarcliffe, covering ten villages. If you have not heard of those communities, you may have more chance of knowing about Hardwick Hall, which was one of the National Trust and English Heritage communities in that rural tract.

My wife Pat and I married in 1976 and have a son Alex who is now forty-one. Pat´s career was in nursing and elderly care serving as a home manager for Methodist Homes until her retirement in 2007. I retired from full-time parish ministry in 2012 and have been working with Bishop´s Permission in both Rochester Diocese, to which we had retired, and in the Diocese of Europe where we have had locums in the Costa Azahar, The Hague, Ibiza, Genoa and now here. I have occasionally been a cruise chaplain with Fred Olsen, including their centenary cruise to the World War One sites in 2018. That included their Armistice Centenary Service on board ship.

I was asked to mention my musical tastes. In church music I am a bass singer and was part of the choir in Ault Hucknall, but much enjoyed singing in the choir in the Hague. I would no doubt have joined the choir here if it had not been for the Covid 19 pandemic that is so disrupting church life at this time. I love most of the worship music but have a particular liking for Welsh hymn tunes. In secular music I like Bruce Springsteen, and go occasionally to concerts with my son Alex. These have included concerts by the late Tom Petty, Status Quo, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, as well as Bruce Springsteen.

Hopefully, for those who are isolating, you may find me providing some worship on this site, and we must thank the husband, Mark, family and friends of the late Kay Walter for their generous donations of computers in her memory to enable church outreach and administration.

I do hope to meet you in due course, but of course, this has to be in a safe environment given the present conditions.

With every blessing,

Father Tony.

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