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Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

26 May

September 2017 – June 2018 This course is a great way to explore and grow in faith and be part of a learning network. Offered by West of England MinistryContinue reading

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Launching the Ship of Bones and the Dry Bones Live community art project at DeCrypt

Launching the Ship of Bones and the Dry Bones Live community art project at DeCrypt

25 May

St Mary de Lode and St Mary de Crypt Church is now open Monday to Saturday between 12 noon and 2.00pm. We have a busy season of events and activities ahead,Continue reading

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Prayers for Manchester at Gloucester Cathedral

Prayers for Manchester at Gloucester Cathedral

23 May

Prayers for Manchester will be held at Evensong

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Bishop Rachel speaks on the Manchester attack

Bishop Rachel speaks on the Manchester attack

23 May

“The darkness of fear and evil will never have the final word.”

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Bishop of Tewkesbury to open eco-loo at Elkstone Church

Bishop of Tewkesbury to open eco-loo at Elkstone Church

22 May

A grant of £5,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust will contribute to the funding of an eco-loo at the Church of St John the Evangelist at Elkstone, between Cheltenham andContinue reading

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Gender Equality

Gender Equality

12 May

The Prime Minister, Theresa May has attracted some criticism this week after her appearance, with her husband, on the One Show.  In a discussion about their marriage she said thatContinue reading

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Inspiring our leaders to help young people explore their gifts and callings

Inspiring our leaders to help young people explore their gifts and callings

11 May

Leaders of young people gathered at Bishopscourt from around the Diocese to celebrate their work together and hear a vision for future ministry and vocation from Bishop Rachel. As wellContinue reading

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Address from Bishop Michael’s funeral

Address from Bishop Michael’s funeral

08 May

By the Very Revd Dr David Hoyle

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Thy Kingdom Come: How to pray with children – some creative ideas

Thy Kingdom Come: How to pray with children – some creative ideas

07 May

Join a great wave of prayer: 25th May – 4th June 2017 Thy Kingdom Come: full details This year the dates for Thy Kingdom Come fall during the half termContinue reading

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Can true happiness be found in the pub?

Can true happiness be found in the pub?

05 May

A Forest of Dean vicar is inviting local people to the pub to see if they can find the true secrets of becoming happier. Bream Vicar and Forest Area Dean,Continue reading

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

05 May

Who was it, I wonder, that decided to schedule the local elections for Star Wars day?* A day to stop and consider how the forces of truth and justice mightContinue reading

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Challenging the lies about identity

Challenging the lies about identity

04 May

Read an article written in the Church Times regarding Bishop Rachel’s liedenity campaign

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Thy Kingdom Come 2017

Thy Kingdom Come 2017

03 May

Let us pray! The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited parishes across England to join a great wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost 2017

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Woodchester Primary gets top marks

Woodchester Primary gets top marks

02 May

Ofsted ‘Outstanding in all areas’

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Frances Ashton Charity

Frances Ashton Charity

02 May

Help for serving and retired members of the Clergy of the Church of England and widows/widowers thereof Since 1747 Frances Ashton’s Charity has been helping those who spend their livesContinue reading

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A radical re-telling of the news

A radical re-telling of the news

02 May

People are out on the street. Is this all there is? Who are you?  What’s next? Another generation is searching for answers. Despite their differences and divisions, 140 characters wantContinue reading

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HLF Grants for Places of Worship Scheme to close

HLF Grants for Places of Worship Scheme to close

02 May

HLF Grants for Places of Worship Scheme to close

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The Great Get Together – Communities coming together

The Great Get Together – Communities coming together

29 Apr

Engaging with our communities – Living out Christ’s love and hope

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Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

Church of England celebrates role of Godparents

29 Apr

At least six million people have been asked to become a Godparent at a Church of England christening since the millennium, according to a new analysis released in advance ofContinue reading

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Dementia friendly churches

Dementia friendly churches

28 Apr

An informal group of people with a particular interest in dementia support and dementia friendly churches has been meeting since last year. Their primary concern is to share best practice,Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Gateway Trust – new trustee

Gloucestershire Gateway Trust – new trustee

28 Apr

Bishop Robert has this week become a trustee of The Gloucestershire Gateway Trust, along with Bob Allen, Chair of the Matson, Robinswood and White City Community Partnership. The Trust, whichContinue reading

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In tune with heaven and in touch with daily life

In tune with heaven and in touch with daily life

28 Apr

Actually, I really wanted to be in the navy! I had the boyhood dream of commanding an aircraft carrier. It was when that possibility ended that I soon came toContinue reading

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Aspiring scientists found at Messy Church!

Aspiring scientists found at Messy Church!

27 Apr

Do you marvel about the beauty and delicacy of the cake or dissect and investigate it, why not do both?! This was the message to the 100 explorers and scientistsContinue reading

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Bishop Michael’s funeral

Bishop Michael’s funeral

26 Apr

Bishop Michael’s Funeral Eucharist will be held at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 6 May at 2.00 pm.

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