Our Vision

“I have come that they may have LIFE, and have it to the full.”
(John 10:10)

LIFE logo trans navy blue

The Vision for the Diocese of Gloucester 2017-2022.

Stories of our LIFE vision

Select an area from the map below, for personal stories from people living out aspects of the LIFE vision in a place near you.

Please select a deanery Forest South Deanery Wotton Deanery Gloucester City Deanery Stroud Deanery Cirencester Deanery Severn Vale Deanery Cheltenham Deanery North Cotswold Deanery Tewkesbury & Winchcombe Deanery

LIFE
Leadership stories:


Dreams do come true, by Mother Alycia

Dreams do come true, by Mother Alycia

05 Jul

Blog by the Revd Dr (Mother) Alycia Timmis: “If we only dare to dream and to trust, God is faithful and takes the hodgepodge, patchwork of our lives and weaves them for His Glory.”

Read more...

Gaining experience in different worshipping communities

Gaining experience in different worshipping communities

05 May

Preparing for its second year, the Gloucester Ministry Experience Scheme gives young adults the opportunity to live and work amongst different worshipping communities in the Gloucester area. The scheme willContinue reading

Read more...

Diocese of Gloucester Funerals

Diocese of Gloucester Funerals

27 Nov

Diocese of Gloucester Funerals is a diocesan initiative offered to Funeral Directors to provide the most complete range of Ministers’ for funerals from a single source. These links will leadContinue reading

Read more...

How are we called into discipleship?

How are we called into discipleship?

20 Jun

We meet students from around Cheltenham to discuss how God calls us, and what we might be called to do! Bishop Rachel went along with the Revd Pauline Godfrey, toContinue reading

Read more...

Deepening faith: what we thought of the CGH course

Deepening faith: what we thought of the CGH course

11 Sep

Having just completed the CGH 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

Read more...

More Leadership Life stories →


LIFE
Imagination stories:

Chedworth Primary set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools

Chedworth Primary set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools

12 Feb

St Andrew’s CofE (VA) Primary School in Chedworth is set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools in the country. It has been awarded a £120,000 as partContinue reading

Read more...

An adventure in conservation: the Stoke Orchard Wall Paintings Conservation Project

An adventure in conservation: the Stoke Orchard Wall Paintings Conservation Project

09 Nov

The Stoke Orchard Wall Paintings Conservation Project is a success story of collaboration and partnership in the Diocese of Gloucester, demonstrating that heritage conservation can excite, inspire and benefit ChristianContinue reading

Read more...

Messy Church at Tuffley

Messy Church at Tuffley

27 May

Messy Church happens in Tuffley on a monthly basis. Helen McGeoch, Pioneer in Tuffley says, “Messy Church is so good, it’s breaking down barriers that separate church from community andContinue reading

Read more...

Collective Worship brings inclusive, inspirational services to worshipping communities

Collective Worship brings inclusive, inspirational services to worshipping communities

27 May

In Church of England schools, collective worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners’ understanding of Anglican traditions and practice. Many schools work with the localContinue reading

Read more...

Great ideas for Baptism!

Great ideas for Baptism!

27 Feb

What makes Baptism special? We spoke to members of St John’s Church to find out. Watch now: Read more: Baptism in the Church of England

Read more...

More Imagination Life stories →


LIFE
Faith stories:


What does it mean to be a ‘Dementia-friendly church’?

What does it mean to be a ‘Dementia-friendly church’?

29 Mar

Dementia awareness and projects in local churches We recognise the extraordinary worshipping communities who care for people living with the condition. Inclusion and connection help us all flourish together. InContinue reading

Read more...

Sharing our stories; the ‘Digital Advent’ project

Sharing our stories; the ‘Digital Advent’ project

02 Feb

We’re hearing different voices in the congregation, giving more people an opportunity to share their faith in a fairly safe way, and we’re also giving the wider congregation an opportunityContinue reading

Read more...

Everyday Faith: Val shares her story

Everyday Faith: Val shares her story

27 Nov

Val shares her story of faith. This video formed part of our recent online Festival of Everyday Faith – for additional personal stories of faith, please use the link below:FestivalContinue reading

Read more...

Everyday Faith: Courtney shares his story

Everyday Faith: Courtney shares his story

27 Nov

Courtney shares his story of faith. This video formed part of our recent online Festival of Everyday Faith – for additional personal stories of faith, please use the link below:FestivalContinue reading

Read more...

Everyday Faith: Sam shares his story

Everyday Faith: Sam shares his story

27 Nov

Sam shares his story of faith. This video formed part of our recent online Festival of Everyday Faith – for additional personal stories of faith, please use the link below:FestivalContinue reading

Read more...

More Faith Life stories →


LIFE
Engagement stories:


#say1thing

#say1thing

16 May

What do you value most about your best mate?

Read more...

Bishop Rachel successfully moves amendment 70 in Domestic Abuse Bill

Bishop Rachel successfully moves amendment 70 in Domestic Abuse Bill

16 Mar

“I’m grateful for the support for this Amendment, which aims to provide migrant victims of abuse with temporary leave to remain, and access to public funds …

Read more...

FestivAll sees communities coming together

FestivAll sees communities coming together

13 May

The Diocese of Gloucester is an active member of the multi-agency movement, FestivALL. As a partnership, we are working together to break down barriers in our communities across ethnicity, faith,Continue reading

Read more...

Festival Ministry by Wendy Ruffle, a Pioneer Minister in Tewkesbury

Festival Ministry 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

Read more...

Can we learn to be happy?

Can we learn to be happy?

15 Jun

A vicar walks into a pub … and arranges to host a social experiment to find out if it’s possible to learn happiness.

Read more...

More Engagement Life stories →