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Baptism: letter from the Bishop of Tewkesbury

Baptism: letter from the Bishop of Tewkesbury

15 Jan

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Investing in our engagement with baptism families to spark an amazing adventure with Jesus Christ In 2016 we welcomed 1,665 children to baptism inContinue reading

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The difference a christening can make

The difference a christening can make

12 Jan

This year The Baptism of Christ slipped very quietly into the waters of the river Jordan, overshadowed by exotic wise men and their curious, but symbolic gifts. It’s not soContinue reading

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Teaming up with PSALMS for a multi-sport Camp

Teaming up with PSALMS for a multi-sport Camp

11 Jan

Churches in Cheltenham have come together to run a multi-sport camp for the first time in their local area

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Launch of Weston Anniversary Fund

Launch of Weston Anniversary Fund

10 Jan

The Garfield Weston Foundation is 60 years old this year and to celebrate, they are launching a one-off grants scheme, the Weston Anniversary Fund. This Fund will provide capital grants ranging from £30,000 to £150,000. The Fund is open to places of worship.

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Maintenance Grants offered by the National Churches Trust 2018

Maintenance Grants offered by the National Churches Trust 2018

09 Jan

Maintenance Grants offered by the National Churches Trust are now also open to unlisted churches.

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Welcoming people to new housing developments

Welcoming people to new housing developments

08 Jan

The ministry of welcome is at the heart of the Gospel: it is what Jesus does and teaches us to do. We need to be especially aware of this truthContinue reading

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The Big Conversation

The Big Conversation

04 Jan

Ambitious plans for the future of Gloucestershire to be unveiled

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FestivALL

FestivALL

03 Jan

Bringing communities together to celebrate and to inspire inclusion

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Funding Directory re-launched

Funding Directory re-launched

03 Jan

The Heritage Funding Directory is a free, easy-to-use guide to financial and other support for anyone undertaking UK related heritage projects.

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Bidding for Success: securing major funding for capital projects at a place of worship, 1st March 2018, Exeter

Bidding for Success: securing major funding for capital projects at a place of worship, 1st March 2018, Exeter

03 Jan

This one day event is an opportunity to help you build your case and successfully plan so that you can articulate your vision to funders and wider public.

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The Shrinking the Footprint’s Winter newsletter is out

The Shrinking the Footprint’s Winter newsletter is out

03 Jan

Read about the Church Times Green Award winners, the news that the that the electricity bulk purchased by the Church of England procurement service is now 100% sourced from UKContinue reading

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Sports Ministry Vacancies with PSALMS

Sports Ministry Vacancies with PSALMS

02 Jan

Are you a pioneer considering an exciting change? Are you passionate about sport and sharing your Christian faith? Do you love a challenge and have a sense of humour?… …thenContinue reading

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Resolve

Resolve

02 Jan

New Year: a time for fresh starts and resolutions.
Join a free local group to make positive changes in your life.

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Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message

Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message

24 Dec

Bishop Rachel’s Christmas media message.

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#GodWithUs Christmas videos

#GodWithUs Christmas videos

21 Dec

Lots of brilliant #GodWithUs videos can be found here – Christmas 2017  videos. This is one of our favorites!            

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End Hunger in the UK

End Hunger in the UK

21 Dec

End Hunger UK have launched their Menu of Asks to end hunger in the UK -including the need to measure food insecurity across the UK. Bishop Rachel has written a brilliantContinue reading

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A Christmas service near you

A Christmas service near you

21 Dec

Looking for a Christmas service near you? Check out the brand new A Church Near You, to find your local Carol Service – https://www.achurchnearyou.com/

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Apprentice2Jesus

Apprentice2Jesus

20 Dec

https://apprentice2jesus.net/ Try this new discipleship resource. You can use it as an individual or use it with a group and meet together to talk about it. This comes out ofContinue reading

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Hope at Christmas

Hope at Christmas

19 Dec

‘All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was theContinue reading

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Advice for church websites

Advice for church websites

18 Dec

With a new year looming, often on the wish-list for churches will be a new (or rebuilt) website. We’ve put together some basic considerations to help get the ball rolling:Continue reading

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Children’s Society and Christingle services

Children’s Society and Christingle services

14 Dec

‘All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was theContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

13 Dec

08 December 2017 Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords in a debate led by the Archbishop of Canterbury of the role of education  in building a flourishing andContinue reading

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Leading a Whole-Life Disciple Making Church with LICC

Leading a Whole-Life Disciple Making Church with LICC

12 Dec

This workshop offers biblical and imaginative possibilities to catalyse change, envision leaders, and identify do-able first steps for your context. It is designed for those (lay and ordained) who haveContinue reading

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Bishop of Gloucester becomes local deaf charity’s first patron

Bishop of Gloucester becomes local deaf charity’s first patron

12 Dec

GDA, Gloucestershire’s leading deaf charity, are ending 2017 on a high with the announcement that the Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, will become the charity’s first charity patron.

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