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Exciting news in disguise – LIFE vision

Exciting news in disguise – LIFE vision

20 Sep

Update from Helen Wolfson, Vision Support Officer Exciting news sometimes comes in disguise. The ‘Archdeacons Articles of Enquiry’ was a term new to me when I started supporting the DioceseContinue reading

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Too late for talking?

Too late for talking?

19 Sep

The tension in the international air is a concern to us all, as the technology to produce nuclear missiles advances at a pace that isn’t mirrored in the wisdom ofContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel takes body image campaign to London Fashion Week

Bishop Rachel takes body image campaign to London Fashion Week

18 Sep

Bishop Rachel attended two events during London Fashion Week as part of her liedentity campaign to change the message about the ‘perfect body image’.

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Churches and schools come together in Cirencester

Churches and schools come together in Cirencester

11 Sep

On Thursday 7th September federated schools Siddington Church of England and Kemble Primary came together to hold their first joint whole federation event – a singing extravaganza! Cirencester Baptist ChurchContinue reading

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Deepening faith: what we thought of the WEMTC course

Deepening faith: what we thought of the WEMTC course

11 Sep

Fresh out of the WEMTC Foundations course, we asked Kathryn Lea and and Sarah Parkes to tell us what they thought of the whole experience. Watch the short video here:Continue reading

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The greatest multicultural event in history

The greatest multicultural event in history

08 Sep

In these days, for those of us who profess Christian faith, it is worth reminding ourselves that the great story we find ourselves in ends like this: “The city doesContinue reading

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Faith in conservation

Faith in conservation

01 Sep

Faith in Conservation is a free, practical, Christian based course for people with an interest in science. It is a free six week course, run by Dr. Ian Todd andContinue reading

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2018

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2018

01 Sep

St Peter’s in Winchcombe is arranging a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next Easter.  A vacancy has arisen for a couple sharing a twin bedded room. What pilgrims can expectContinue reading

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Warneford Ecclesiastical Charity and Clerical Trust

Warneford Ecclesiastical Charity and Clerical Trust

01 Sep

Warneford Ecclesiastical Charity This charity assists with the preservation and repair of church buildings in the Diocese of Gloucester, subject to the restrictions and provisions of the Foundation Deed. TheContinue reading

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Explorers course from Oasis ‘Being Human’

Explorers course from Oasis ‘Being Human’

31 Aug

Another explorers’ course which might be a good one in some contexts, this time from Oasis. It is based on Steve Chalke’s book ‘Being Human’ and is a video basedContinue reading

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LIDO, Pool Baptism

LIDO, Pool Baptism

30 Aug

“Bursting back out into newness of life” CNC in Cheltenham are hosting a Baptism at their local pool, a place familiar to, and well used by, the local community. The communityContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel responds to Good Childhood Report

Bishop Rachel responds to Good Childhood Report

30 Aug

Bishop Rachel was was shocked and saddened after reading the latest research released from the Children’s Society

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New art based explorers’ course developed by St Martin in the fields

New art based explorers’ course developed by St Martin in the fields

30 Aug

‘Inspired to Follow’ This new course sounds really intriguing.  Discussions are based around fine art paintings from the National Gallery, which put alongside a biblical story and a short reflectionContinue reading

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To all PCCs: Important note regarding renewing your church building insurance

To all PCCs: Important note regarding renewing your church building insurance

30 Aug

We are aware that there are a number of parishes in the diocese, which have not switched to the new Parish Plus parish policy by Ecclesiastical Insurance yet, but haveContinue reading

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Keeping prayer at the heart of the Diocese

Keeping prayer at the heart of the Diocese

29 Aug

Keeping prayer at the heart of the Diocese: Spotlight on the Revd Liz Palin, Diocesan Spirituality Advisor The Revd Liz Palin is a vicar in the North Cheltenham Team Ministry,Continue reading

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Doors to open on refitted Bourton church

Doors to open on refitted Bourton church

25 Aug

The newly reordered St Lawrence’s in Bourton on the Water will be reopened on Thursday 28 September after six months of building work. The church community are inviting everyone forContinue reading

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Church and charities giving kids fun, food and friends

Church and charities giving kids fun, food and friends

25 Aug

Churches and Christian charities around Gloucestershire have been opening up holiday clubs and lunch clubs to feed children whose families are on tight budgets and give them a chance toContinue reading

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Vicar has pizza plan for his new patch

Vicar has pizza plan for his new patch

25 Aug

Hucclecote’s new vicar, the Revd Mark Close has a passion for building and supporting community and has a creative plan to help him get to know his neighbours. This handyContinue reading

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May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace

May the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace

25 Aug

Following the broadcast of the total solar eclipse seen by Americans in 1979 news anchor Frank Reynolds said:  ‘Not until 21 August 2017 will another eclipse be visible from North America.Continue reading

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New Methodist bursary for rural church leaders and community projects

New Methodist bursary for rural church leaders and community projects

21 Aug

‘Germinate Leadership’ is a cross-denominational 18 month personal development programme for lay and ordained rural church leaders, designed to release your creative and entrepreneurial talent. We want to encourage participantsContinue reading

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Charitable Grants List 2017

Charitable Grants List 2017

17 Aug

The National Charitable Grants List was updated in May 2017 and provides practical information on potential sources of national funding for various church related projects. The list is broken downContinue reading

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The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust to close

The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust to close

16 Aug

The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, which provides funding for the benefit of communities across the county has announced that it is closing its doors to new grant applications. The Trust hasContinue reading

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Rector Steve moves from South Africa to Stroudwater

Rector Steve moves from South Africa to Stroudwater

14 Aug

The Stroudwater Benefice is celebrating the arrival of a new Rector, the Revd Steve Harrison, who has come to this post from a parish in Durban, South Africa. Steve said:Continue reading

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‘Whodunnit’ mysteries helped put Cam’s new vicar on path to ordination

‘Whodunnit’ mysteries helped put Cam’s new vicar on path to ordination

11 Aug

Keen reader and former teaching assistant Fiona Crocker will become the new vicar of Cam with Stinchcombe this autumn. Fiona has always enjoyed reading, preferring detective novels that gave herContinue reading

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