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South India Youth Trip 2018

South India Youth Trip 2018 – 23 July – 8 August

South India Youth Trip 2018 – 23 July – 8 August

26 Jul

Would you like to spend just under three weeks of your summer holiday: Working with children in schools, hostels and orphanages? Sharing the life of Indian Christians? Experiencing Indian lifeContinue reading

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My vocation: Jo’s story

My vocation: Jo’s story

24 Jul

The Revd Jo Pestell shares her story of why she got ordained; “For me, even in the times when I’m like; “God, you don’t exist!”, I’ve just felt deeply withinContinue reading

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Children at Hardwicke Parochial School awarded gold medals

Children at Hardwicke Parochial School awarded gold medals

23 Jul

The Archdeacon of Gloucester Jackie Searle had the honor of presenting awards at Hardwicke Parochial Primary Academy. Archdeacon Jackie  joined Father Andrew and the schools ‘Lighting the Candle’ worship team.Continue reading

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Young people exploring self-identity

Young people exploring self-identity

21 Jul

Exploring self-identity through poetry and photography #liedentity

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How long do you really want to live?

How long do you really want to live?

21 Jul

This week the news broke that despite the fact that our life expectancy has been rising for the last 100 years it has now stopped rising. The report describes howContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel opened this year’s Stroud Sacred Music Festival

Bishop Rachel opened this year’s Stroud Sacred Music Festival

20 Jul

Bishop Rachel opened this year’s Stroud Sacred Music Festival.  The festival was founded on the belief that music is the language of the heart, and can succeed in bringing unityContinue reading

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Pioneer graduates from Church Mission Society

Pioneer graduates from Church Mission Society

19 Jul

Janice Hamilton, a pioneer in Sedbury, has graduated this week from the Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Mission Leadership Training programme.  CMS’s pioneer courses have again seen an increase in numbersContinue reading

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Creative connections between churches and schools

Creative connections between churches and schools

17 Jul

Jan van der Lely, Vicar at Thornbury telling her #ourLIFEstory We recently had an outdoor service at St Mary’s School in Thornbury. For the first time we used the newContinue reading

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Ordinations 2017

Ordinations 2017

16 Jul

After a weekend of inspiring, joyous services at Gloucester Cathedral, we welcome ten brand new priests, and seven new deacons!

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Card Readers in Churches

Card Readers in Churches

13 Jul

National Stewardship Team is seeking 40 churches to take part in the national trial for accepting card payments, including contactless, for fees and for payments such as hall and roomContinue reading

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Faith is spelt “risk”

Faith is spelt “risk”

13 Jul

Everyone needs a holiday and I find the red rock scenery of the Wild West is quite irresistible.  It’s a beautiful and yet hostile environment.   Those of us whoContinue reading

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#ourLIFEstory By Wendy Ruffle, a Pioneer Minister in Tewkesbury

#ourLIFEstory By Wendy Ruffle, a Pioneer Minister in Tewkesbury

12 Jul

Over a weekend at the beginning of July we were involved in the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. This at the largest battle re-enactment in Europe and this year was the mostContinue reading

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Managing Major Buildings Projects, training day

Managing Major Buildings Projects, training day

11 Jul

Thursday 19th October, Oxford – Booking NOW OPEN The day will help parishes manage all stages of a building project in a place of worship, from start up through toContinue reading

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Why I got ordained: Frances’ story

Why I got ordained: Frances’ story

05 Jul

“I think during very very difficult times… I’m a single mother …those moments, God has to work with me, and its worked well. Having twins on your own and goingContinue reading

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LIFE priority groups meet

LIFE priority groups meet

05 Jul

LIFE priority group leaders meeting to share reflections As worshipping communities across the Diocese pray, reflect and find their own engagement in the LIFE vision, groups of people from acrossContinue reading

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High flying prayers

High flying prayers

05 Jul

Imagination – open air worship with Thornbury churches

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July Safeguarding Team News

July Safeguarding Team News

04 Jul

Firstly, a huge welcome to Brett Riches who joins us as the new job share partner for Becca. Brett works Mondays to Wednesdays, and Becca works Wednesdays to Fridays.  CheckContinue reading

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Ride + Stride 2017- Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

Ride + Stride 2017- Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust

04 Jul

This year’s Ride + Stride takes place on September 9, so now is a great time to start encouraging participation. People can seek sponsorship to ride, walk, or drive betweenContinue reading

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The safety and security of our faith communities

The safety and security of our faith communities

04 Jul

In times of tension, faith communities may find themselves vulnerable in a number of ways. Those who are visibly identifiable as members of a faith may sometimes be verbally orContinue reading

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Collection made in memory of Bishop Michael

Collection made in memory of Bishop Michael

04 Jul

Bishop Micheal requested that the collection taken at his funeral be donated to  GARAS. Director of GARAS Adele Owen, has written a letter of thanks, you can read this hereContinue reading

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Summer in the Forest

Summer in the Forest

04 Jul

Screening at Electric Picture House in Wotton-Under-Edge on Sunday 16 July at 7.30pm

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Creationtide

Creationtide

04 Jul

The ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1 September to 4 October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. It isContinue reading

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New Education course booklet and events calendar

New Education course booklet and events calendar

04 Jul

You can now find a new Diocese of Gloucester Education Training booklet for Headteachers, School Staff, Governors and Clergy. Hard copies of this will be sent to every headteacher andContinue reading

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