‘Easter is a great journey’ - the Bishop of Bedford reaches out to all communities

The Bishop of Bedford, the  Rt Rev Richard Atkinson with pupils at St John's Special School in Kempston.

The Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Rev Richard Atkinson with pupils at St John's Special School in Kempston.

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Steer clear of religion and politics, that’s the advice. Particularly good advice when meeting your prospective in-laws for the first time.

However, if you’re the Bishop of Bedford those subjects are firmly in the job description, writes Jim Stewart.

The Bishop of Bedford painting at Bedford Prison.
The Bishop of Bedford painting at Bedford Prison.

Not party politics mind, that’s a no-go area. But for Rt Rev Richard Atkinson it is important to highlight the issues facing our communities.

 

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