Bishop Christopher spoke of the suffering of soldiers, of athletes and rules and farmers and stipends at his final diocesan synod â€“ but his overriding message was of a God who is always faithful.
Giving his homily at the June Synod held at St Johnâ€™s Church, Woking, Bishop Christopher, who retires in September, spoke of the transmission of faith from person to person, church to church, community to community down the ages.
But he used the words of Paul in 2 Timothy, to underline the everlasting truth of the Christian faith: â€˜(But) if we are faithless, he remains faithfulâ€™.
For a transcript of Bishop Christopherâ€™s homily, which ended with the blessing â€˜the Lord be with your Spirit. Grace be with youâ€™, click here