‘May the Lord be with you in all things’: a message from Bishop Peter

Bishop Peter has written a message thanking everyone for their notes and prayers for him as he continues to receive treatment for acute myloid leukaemia. He is now out of hospital for a short period after completing his first round of chemotherapy.

He announced his return home for a few days by posting a picture of Twitter wearing a facemask bearing the flag of Somerset, which was sent to him anonymously by a well wisher.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone for your support and prayers for Jane and me and our family whilst I was in hospital.  I have now completed the first round of treatment and over the weekend I was able to come home for a few days.  This has given me the chance to read all the cards and emails and greetings which people have sent and it has been encouraging and uplifting to hear from so many people.  I am also deeply grateful for the wonderful treatment and care that I received in hospital.  The professionalism and kindness of the staff  has been extraordinary and humbling.

“The plan is for me to go back into hospital shortly, for a second course of chemotherapy.  The aim of this is to prepare me for stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant) later in the year.  The good news is that a good number of potential donors have already been identified and they are now undertaking tests to identify the best possible match.

“Once again can I thank you for your  prayers, messages of love and support.  They have meant so much to me and the family.  Be assured of my prayers for you.  May the Lord be with you in all things.”


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