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What is it?

Crossroads is an Diocese of Blackburn event where the Archbishop of York and 24 Bishops are coming to Blackburn Diocese from 8th-11th September 2016. The weekend is being used by the Diocese of Blackburn as an opportunity for parishes to organise local events open to everyone in the community.

The visiting Bishop to Tunstall Deanery is Bishop Frank White, who with his team will  working in our Deanery from 8th – 11th September 2016. During the weekend the Bisop and his team will be going to various events across Tunstall Deanery, as a church we are putting on several events including: a BBQ on the beach, a men’s breakfast and a Mothers’ Union Lunch.

What is Happening?

Over the weekend several events will be taking place at Holy Trinity Church or at various places within the Parish. The timetable for the weekend is:

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I’m going; it’s going to be good; are you coming?

Who is Coming?

white frank 4aThe Right Reverend Frank White became Assistant Bishop of Newcastle in 2010 at the invitation of the Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Martin Wharton.

Previously Suffragan Bishop of Brixworth in the Diocese of Peterborough, Bishop Frank had grown up and served most of his ordained ministry in the Diocese of Durham.

He was ordained in 1980, served curacies in Durham City and Chester-le-Street, was a full time hospital chaplain in Durham and then Vicar of Birtley and a Rural Dean before becoming the first Archdeacon of Sunderland in 1997.

In his leisure moments Bishop Frank enjoys bird watching, walking and cycling and has been a lifelong supporter of Newcastle United ever since his school days in the city, although when Archdeacon of Sunderland he rightly exercised dual loyalties.

Bishop Frank’s wife Alison served in the Diocese of Newcastle from 2010 to 2015 as Priest-in-Charge of Riding Mill and Diocesan Adviser for Spirituality and Spiritual Direction, and is now Suffragan Bishop of Hull in the Diocese of York.

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