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Will you take action to prevent violence?

Will you take action to prevent violence?

17 Nov

I have worked in safeguarding for over ten years and there are situations that I have been involved in which I will always remember… A 14 year old girl toldContinue reading

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On remembering…

On remembering…

10 Nov

Around the county we have once again gathered by the memorials and declared we will remember. ‘Lest we forget’ is the challenge of the Poppy appeal. But what does itContinue reading

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Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (HRBA) announcement

Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (HRBA) announcement

10 Nov

The Historic Religious Buildings alliance have released a new publication titled ‘Crossing the Threshold’. This is a step-by-step guide to developing your place of worship for wider community use andContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel gives speech in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel gives speech in the House of Lords

07 Nov

Growing up with the internet: Bishop Rachel’s speech on 7 November

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Mission Shaped Intro

Mission Shaped Intro

06 Nov

Mission Shaped Intro (msi) is a short five or six week course, suitable as an introduction to contemporary missional thinking for a parish, benefice or deanery.  It is currently underwayContinue reading

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Opening rural churches: a resource guide from Germinate

Opening rural churches: a resource guide from Germinate

06 Nov

Germinate have produced an excellent new resource for rural churches that are open during the daytime, or considering opening.  Excellent suggestions about how to make the most of the opportunityContinue reading

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How is the local church funded?

How is the local church funded?

06 Nov

A short video to explain Parish Share; what it is and what it does.

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Diocesan Environmental Adviser

Diocesan Environmental Adviser

03 Nov

The Revd Arthur Champion is the Environmental Adviser for the Diocese of Gloucester. Arthur has had a lifelong commitment to caring for the environment. His experience includes pioneering a church-basedContinue reading

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The difference each of us can make

The difference each of us can make

03 Nov

Each Thursday morning a group of volunteers at the Cathedral Coffee Shop make breakfasts, hot drinks and offer a warm welcome to those in need.  As I make my wayContinue reading

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Praying through Advent

Praying through Advent

02 Nov

The Diocese of Gloucester’s Spiritual Adviser, the Revd Liz Palin, has produced a praying though Advent leaflet, available to download here    

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Silver award for going green

Silver award for going green

27 Oct

The ‘Eco Team’ at St Andrew’s Churchdown has received a silver Eco Church award for their practical work to care for creation. Eco Church Awards are run through A Rocha,Continue reading

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Liedentity, ancient and modern

Liedentity, ancient and modern

27 Oct

Speaking as a parent, I am thrilled and grateful that Bishop Rachel’s Liedentity campaign is seeking to speak the truth of our inherent made-in-God’s-image value into the lives of youngContinue reading

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Visitor Experience Officer, Gloucester Cathedral

Visitor Experience Officer, Gloucester Cathedral

26 Oct

Visitor Experience Officer, £21,546 – £26,157 per annum Gloucester Cathedral is one of the most significant heritage destinations in the South West. A historic place of worship which dates itsContinue reading

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“Everyone needs a place to call home” says Bishop

“Everyone needs a place to call home” says Bishop

24 Oct

A scheme to use surplus church land to create affordable housing in Gloucester is due for completion in the spring. St Aldate’s vicarage which was no longer needed by theContinue reading

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Tenor Choral Scholar, Gloucester Cathedral (2018-2019)

Tenor Choral Scholar, Gloucester Cathedral (2018-2019)

20 Oct

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS  Gloucester Cathedral Choir was founded by King Henry VIII in 1545. The Choir consists of twenty boys, nine lay clerks and three choral scholars. The choristers attendContinue reading

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When I needed a shelter…

When I needed a shelter…

20 Oct

Once a TV company invited five men from a the Kastam tribe in the South Pacific island of Tanna, to come to England.  No Kastam person had ever visited EnglandContinue reading

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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

14 Oct

We were sad and shocked to hear the news that Paul Griffiths died this morning

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St Peter’s war memorial set to return to former glory

St Peter’s war memorial set to return to former glory

13 Oct

As part of Cheltenham Borough Council’s ‘Cheltenham Remembers’ project to commemorate World War One, the council is supporting the restoration of St Peter’s war memorial at The Rock, Tewkesbury Road.Continue reading

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Cheltenham churches provide a home for refugee family

Cheltenham churches provide a home for refugee family

12 Oct

Six churches in Cheltenham have come together to provide a home and a community for a Syrian refugee family.

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Bishop Rachel writes to her 20 year old self

Bishop Rachel writes to her 20 year old self

11 Oct

Bishop Rachel has written a letter to her 20 year old self as part  of Gloucestershire’s Live’s – Letters to my younger self series

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‘Mission is’ game from CMS

‘Mission is’ game from CMS

10 Oct

Following a recent meeting with CMS, Cate Williams has ten copies of CMS’ ‘Mission is’ game, free for the first ten churches to request a copy. Mission Is…On the Cards’, forms part of Church Mission Society’s major new ‘Mission Is’ campaign, and aims to stimulate people’s thinking about mission and broaden their perspective of the reality of mission in the 21st century. For us in Gloucester Diocese, it is a tool with potential to get people talking about mission and inspired by the possibilities.

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Welcoming people to new housing developments – experience from Kemble

Welcoming people to new housing developments – experience from Kemble

10 Oct

One of the “Engagement” priorities of the Diocesan LIFE vision is “Connecting with new housing developments in innovative ways”.  Martin Kingston, leader of the priority group developing activities in thisContinue reading

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A wicked problem….

A wicked problem….

06 Oct

Wicked problems in Bishop Robert’s blog

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HLF funding for your church project event

HLF funding for your church project event

05 Oct

Wed 1 November 2017 10:30 – 13:00 St Michael’s Church Centre, The Green, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8PD  An opportunity to find out more about the Heritage Lottery Fund schemes toContinue reading

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