Policies and Orders of Service

For Social Media Policies and Guidelines, please see the Communications page.

Outline orders of service

Baptism and Confirmation at the celebration of Holy Communion
Confirmation at the celebration of Holy Communion
Service for a house-for-duty licensing without sole charge
Service for a licensing
Service for an induction
 Services of induction or licensing – notes

Confirmations and baptisms in 2016, information for clergy

List of church services and times
Baptism and Confirmation within a Celebration of Holy Communion
Blue form
Confirmation within a Celebration of Holy Communion
Confirmation guidelines
Confirmation return form

Bishop Michael’s policy papers

In 2006 the former Bishop of Gloucester, Rt. Revd. Michael Perham published a number of diocesan policy papers. They remain official diocesan policy until such a time that they are reviewed or amended by a future bishop.

Bishop Rachel is currently reviewing all of these occasional papers. Her documents will be made available soon, but in the meantime please refer and use the papers in this section. 

Guidance on the use of non-alcoholic wine at Holy Communion 
Eucharistic Ministers
Public Worship with Communion by Extension
Admission of Children to Communion
The Use of Robes and Vestments
Marriage in Church after Divorce
Authorised Rites of Holy Baptism
Lay Leadership of Worship on Sundays and Principal Holy Days

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