Thank you Mike so much for your message and for sharing with us Anthea’s wonderful progress today. To God be the Glory.
We send you this prayer from St. Patrick assuring us all that Christ is truly with you and us tonight and every day of our lives.
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in heart of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger, Amen
Thank you Lord for all you are doing and we lift Anthea and Mike and their wonderful family to you in our prayers this night and through the night. Thank you for the loving care of all the Nursing and Medical Teams at the Hospital.
thinking of you all and praying very much that you will know the sustaining love and peace of our Father. Anthea, we are missing you very much at home group but are heartened by your progress – we look forward to your return to us but meantime know that you are with us – and we are with you in thought and prayer.
Dear +Mike, Anthea and family,
just to let you know we continue to pray. We are thankful that God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask, may you all know God’s peace and presence at this time. We will be remembering you in our public worship tomorrow. yours in Christ, Robert S Miller+
Sorry to hear of your accident via the Eveleighs.
Good to hear the progress Anthea is making and to see your video clip.We will continue to remember you both in our prayers in the coming days. Peter & Christine Davie New Zealand (ex St Mary Magdalene, parents of Kim Anne & Jane)
We are so pleased that Anthea is making such good progress.
A message for Charis.
The staff at St Bernadette School are thinking and praying for you and your family.It is a hard time for you and your family but it seems that t your mum has turned a corner and will be soon out of Intensive care.Fantastic News
Dearest Mike & Anthea,
Please be assured of our prayers and thoughts for you both in this very difficult time. You are both very precious and much loved by us.
May our Lord Jesus watch over you and lay his hand of healing on you both
Jim & Brenda
Mike, Anthea & family
Good to hear the much more positive news.
You remain in our thoughts & prayers:
God, from the wealth of his glory
give you power through his Spirit
to be inwardly strong.
Christ make his home in your hearts
that you may know how broad,
how long, how high
and how deep is his love
and be filled with the very nature of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen
You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers, and we thank God that he is close to you all at this time. It was good to see and hear you and to know that Anthea is making progress. Our prayers are with you.
Of course you have both been in the prayers of this church and all the churches around. It wan’t necessary to circulate the news because the Methodists had already done so! I am delighted that the latest news is so encouraging, and look forward to even better things. Will light candles for you in Canterbury Cathedral during stage 2 of the Clergy Leadership Course this week. all good things, love and prayers, John Hadley, pp Horfield Parish Church.
We were all praying for you at the services at Great Missenden yesterday. Your whole family is on our hearts. We thank God for every step that Anthea takes towards recovery.With much love and ongoing prayers, Rosie and all the folk at St Peter and St Pauls.
We praying for you daily and thank God for the progress that Anthea has made so far. I will never forget, Mike, when you faithfully prayed for me 11 years ago, now it is a pleasure to pray for you. Our church, Folly’s End in Croydon is continually praying for you via the prayer chain. Blessings and love to you all.
The Broadbent family.
Dear Anthea and Mike, delighted to hear of your great progress. We keep in prayer. Have had enquiries from Addiscombe from several folk regarding you both.
Last year, Anthea, while undergoing serious surgery in BRI, I had lots of morphine, and spent several days in an hallucinatory nightmare – so I feel your distress!
God keep you, and bless you as you recover.
A reverend friend sent me the following when i was ill:
Blessing of Rest be yours
Blessing of Recovery be yours
Blessing of Wholesomeness be yours
Blessing of Thankfulness be yours
And love from Maurice and Pat
Dear Bishop Mike and Anthea,
I am a friend of Anthea’s from Iain Rennie Hospice at home.[We worked together.]
All my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thrilled to read the good news.
God is Greatly to be Praised.!!!
He is a miracle working God.
He will strenthen you, as you trust in Him.
All my Love.
Hi Mike and Anthea – so sorry to get news of the accident but as always delighted to hear of the ongoing work of God in your lives and circumstances! Will be prayin on for you both, and know that you’ll be given great grace! As a poor impoverished non Anglican I am still being blessed by the book, Mike! Hope our paths will cross again ‘ere long. Love from Marg and me to you both! Stuart
Dear Bishop Hill and Anthea–I just received word of the accident and am praying in earnest for Anthea’s swift and complete recovery. “For we know that in EVERYTHING God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. You most certainly love him and are called according to his purpose, and I pray that God’s goodness will be revealed to you even more in this most difficult time for you. Much love to you both. Your friend from the other Birmingham (Alabama)–Mark
Really good to see you on the video, Mike and to hear of the progress Anthea is making. We praise the Lord for His love and healing power continually at work in the world and in the lives of all who know and love Him.
Please give Anthea our love and the assurance of our continuing prayer for you all.
Yours in His love,
Colin and Irene XXX
Mike and Anthea, you were in our thoughts and prayers today at the Diocesan Day Conference on the Church’s Ministry of Healing in Chippenham.
We had a great day, and all send you our love and good wishes,
Ian Wills, (Advisor)
Our hearts and prayers join with so many for Anthea’s continued recovery. You are both so very dear to us and we count you both as such incredible blessings from God in your ministry to us at the Advent over many years. YES!!!! God’s grace is sufficient and for that we say ALLELEUIA and AMEN. God bless you both for your witness in faith to the power of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
With much love in HIM,
Kathryn and Allen Corey
Cathedral Church of the Advent
How hard it is to hear of such pain in the family of such a dear man. My prayers are with Anthea for a speedy recovery. God’s words, delivered to us by you, continue to reverberate and encourage. God be with you.
Church of the Advent