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Children’s Messy Admission to Communion

Children’s Messy Admission to Communion

24 Feb

You could have heard a pin drop… 14 children and as many adults sat in a semi-circle around the altar of St Peter’s Newnham on Severn to receive communion. WeContinue reading

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How can we ‘nurture confident disciples to live out their faith seven days a week’?

How can we ‘nurture confident disciples to live out their faith seven days a week’?

23 Feb

Imagine Church: on the road – 11 March 2017, 10am-3.30pm How can we ‘nurture confident disciples to live out their faith seven days a week’?  How do churches help individualsContinue reading

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2,000 children run mass Readathon

2,000 children run mass Readathon

23 Feb

More than 2,000 primary school children across ten primary schools, get reading with first mass Readathon

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‘Working with Conservators’: Workshop

‘Working with Conservators’: Workshop

22 Feb

The Church Buildings Council in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester, and with kind assistance of the PCC of Berkeley with Wick, Breadstone and Newport are organising a workshop forContinue reading

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New photo sharing page on Facebook

New photo sharing page on Facebook

21 Feb

Join a new photo sharing Facebook group.

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LIFE prayer

LIFE prayer

20 Feb

God of hope and transformation,

who in our Lord Jesus Christ offers the gift of life in all its fullness,

send your Holy Spirit and grant us

joy in our following and vision in our leadership…

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Prayer: A letter from Bishop Rachel

Prayer: A letter from Bishop Rachel

17 Feb

A message from Bishop Rachel to the Diocese: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1Continue reading

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Blog: ‘Small news that should be bigger?’

Blog: ‘Small news that should be bigger?’

17 Feb

It was one brief headline on the BBC news, just an end piece. It said something about the developer of the MRI scan having died. I’ve never had an MRIContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel says Synod debate was excellent

Bishop Rachel says Synod debate was excellent

16 Feb

The General Synod’s vote “not to take note” of a Report by the House of Bishops on the report on Marriage and Same-Sex Relationships : Contrary to headlines in the media,Continue reading

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Roof alarm grant applications deadline extended

Roof alarm grant applications deadline extended

14 Feb

For a limited period, Allchurches Trust is making available grants to churches of any denomination that would like to guard against metal theft by installing a roof alarm system. TheContinue reading

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Funding for conservation and protection of war memorials

Funding for conservation and protection of war memorials

13 Feb

Through the centenary of the First World War, an extra £2 million is available to support local communities repair and conserve their war memorials. War Memorials Trust has advice andContinue reading

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‘To Do’ List

‘To Do’ List

10 Feb

Another day is over and the ‘To Do List’ is woefully incomplete. This is my reality and I imagine it would be the same for many. Why is it thatContinue reading

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‘Working with Conservators’: Workshop

‘Working with Conservators’: Workshop

09 Feb

The Church Buildings Council in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester, and with kind assistance of the PCC of Berkeley with Wick, Breadstone and Newport are organising a workshop forContinue reading

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Global partnership: recent visit from El Camino Real

Global partnership: recent visit from El Camino Real

08 Feb

In the last few months we have welcomed visitors from our partner Diocese of El Camino Real, California. In mid-September we were delighted to meet Rowland and Pat Rebele fromContinue reading

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Experience Easter resources

Experience Easter resources

08 Feb

Experience Easter is an initiative bringing together local churches, schools and communities to share the story of Holy Week and Easter. Posters and invitations are designed to raise awareness of EasterContinue reading

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Church Tourism

Church Tourism

08 Feb

Enabling our churches to be communities of welcome and hospitality is central to their mission. We are to welcome others as part of our response to how God in ChristContinue reading

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

03 Feb

“We should not underestimate the power of words to set free or to bind, to unite or divide, to reveal truth or obscure truth” At the beginning of January, theContinue reading

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Archdeacon Phil’s welcome service

Archdeacon Phil’s welcome service

03 Feb

There will be a service of welcome in Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 11 March, 4.30pm. for the new Archdeacon of Cheltenham.

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Praying with a Bishop this Lent

Praying with a Bishop this Lent

03 Feb

Join Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert for prayer this Lent.

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Greek aid worker shares refugees’ story

Greek aid worker shares refugees’ story

31 Jan

Christian Aid worker speaks about the human cost of the refugee crisis

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New diocesan logos

New diocesan logos

31 Jan

New diocesan and Life logos now available

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Bishop talks to children about body image

Sport as a route to faith

Sport as a route to faith

31 Jan

Stroud–based charity PSALMS works to engage hundreds of children and young people with church through sport

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Bishop Rachel supports vulnerable women

Bishop Rachel supports vulnerable women

31 Jan

The Diocese of Gloucester is providing housing to support the most vulnerable women in our society.

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