One year ago, the North Cheltenham Ministry team, headed by Team Rector the Revd Nick Bromfield, relaunched Breakfast Celebrate! – an all-age family service which has been bringing people togetherContinue reading
Month: October 2022
At the end of November, St Andrew’s Church in Churchdown is opening as a pop-up processing centre for the annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection. Many hands are needed toContinue reading
On 10 September 2022, the Pavilion Sports Field in Hatherly Lane, Cheltenham, came alive with a fun-packed day of creativity at the Festival of Stars. This popular free event, hostedContinue reading
What is government for? In the political turbulence of these times, we need a vision of the role and purpose of government that goes beyond the economic and pragmatic.
One of the outstanding political philosophers and theologians of the last 100 years remains Archbishop William Temple. In his pamphlet, Christianity and Social Order, published towards the end of 1942, Temple set out a compelling vision for the provision of universal access to healthcare, education, decent housing, proper working conditions and adequate leisure time.
“Even now, many years later, I still ask myself, ‘was it really abuse?’ I always hoped he’d hit me because then I’d definitely know it was abuse. Sarah*, a memberContinue reading
In National Adoption Week, a mother from Gloucester shares her journey of adopting and how her faith has guided and helped her family through the process. Sarah*, 34, and David,Continue reading
One of our most important roles as Archdeacons, working closely with our bishops, involves the pastoral care of the clergy and lay leaders of our varied worshipping communities. It’s aContinue reading
Whether it’s just a quick signpost or used as a full-featured website, your entry on A Church Near You can speak volumes about your worshipping community – it is alsoContinue reading
Trinity Cheltenham is looking forward to welcoming two new staff members to run its new Spear programme, aimed at helping young people realise their potential and find employment, thanks toContinue reading
Debbie Innes-Turnill begins working with the Diocese of Gloucester and Gloucester Cathedral as Independent Chair for the diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel. Judith Knight, Director of People and Safeguarding, said, “IContinue reading
Register your church and pledge one hour per week to help make your church greener Has your church discovered new ways to care for your environment through Eco Church? DoContinue reading
On 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child, Mothers’ Union joins with Women’s Aid to support their Come Together to End Domestic Abuse campaign so that no girlContinue reading
As well as the privilege of being Bishop of Gloucester, I also have the additional privilege of being Anglican Bishop for His Majesty’s Prisons in England and Wales, and last Sunday was Prisons Sunday at the start of Prisons Week. The theme this year is Thankfulness, and it was good to explore that during the Eucharist at HMP Ashfield in the Diocese of Bristol.
Girls and young women in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire can now benefit from an innovative new mentoring initiative: Gloucestershire Mentoring Programme. This free service is being offered by a collaborationContinue reading
COP27, taking place over 6-18 November 2022, is an annual conference which brings together world leaders to accelerate action to reach the goals set out by the Paris Agreement andContinue reading
If Parish Safeguarding Officers are struggling to get all relevant people to complete basic and foundation safeguarding training, here are some options to help your church officers to access theContinue reading
The National Churches Trust’s Foundation Grant Programme for urgent maintenance works and small repairs offers small grants between £500 and £5,000. The final deadline for applications in 2022 will beContinue reading
A childhood spent in the densely populated city of Portsmouth led Chris to a lifelong love of the great outdoors and a sense of responsibility for caring for the planet.Continue reading
PV panels have been fitted to the roof of Bussage Church of England Primary School after a 10-year-old schoolgirl inspired her local community to take action on the environment. JosieContinue reading
Every few years, clergy and lay leaders from our diocese go away for a conference, to learn, reflect, worship and reconnect. During the conference, Bishop Rachel gave a sermon callingContinue reading
Anti-Slavery Day is on 18 October and we’re encouraging everyone to take the Make It Slavery Free pledge either on the day, or at a time that works for you.Continue reading