Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to share that No. 10 Downing Street has announced that His Majesty the King has approved the appointment of Andrew Zihni as the 39th Dean ofContinue reading
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Living in Love and Faith – a message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
To our sisters and brothers in the Diocese of Gloucester … This week, we have spent a further three days with the Bishops of the Church of England in aContinue reading
The value of Women’s Centres
Bishop Rachel endorses new Women in Prison report.
Message from Bishop Rachel
I want to say thank you to YOU. Thank you for shining Christ’s light in so many different ways across the landscape of your week. Thank you to those who lead in many different ways and in different contexts, when it’s joyous and when it’s tough. Thank you to those who live Christ’s love often in unsung ways and amid the ups and downs of daily life. Thank you to those who pray and encourage.
This week’s message from Bishop Rachel
Next week is Christian Aid week (May 15-21) and the focus is on drought and famine
Female Offender Strategy – where are we now?
Bishop Rachel has responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s report on improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system. The summary of the report concludes that while “the aimsContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day Sermon
I wonder what difficult and challenging questions you have asked or heard this week. How can an unarmed black man, held face down, then be shot in the head by an armed police officer?
A message from Bishop Rachel
Last week I returned from leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was a great privilege to walk the holy sites once more while also meeting people who liveContinue reading
Bishop Robert’s Bulletin message – My connection to education and schools
Education and schools seem somehow to have always been a part of my life. With my parents involved in different ways in schools, it was what we talked about asContinue reading
Bishop Rachel backs bid to block random sex licenses
“Allowing any licensed premises to offer sexual entertainment objectifies women and exacerbates the risk of women and girls being abused”.
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester Announced as New Bishop of Salisbury
“Somewhat to my surprise, but with confidence in God, I am being called to be the next Bishop of Salisbury.”
The Pop Box – developed with the team at the Diocese of Gloucester.
iSingPop presents the Pop Box, developed with the team at the Diocese of Gloucester.
A New Year Message from Bishop Rachel
Looking at the Christmas crib on this first day of 2022, I am struck by the choices, whether for good or ill, made by different participants in the events of the first Christmas.
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day Sermon
Christmas is for the children. I wonder how often you have heard that or said that.
LIFE Together -our Diocesan LIFE Vision
LIFE Together, our Diocesan Vision 2022
COP in, not COP out!
Do you care about our world, our nature and our future? You are invited to join us at Gloucester Cathedral this Saturday as part of the Global Day of ActionContinue reading
Statistics for Mission – 2021
Statistics for Mission – 2021 – now available for completion https://parishreturns.churchofengland.org/ Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 many of our churches will have felt far from “normal” for someContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s Ministry Gathering Sermon
Ministry Gathering Wednesday 6 OctoberBishop Rachel’s Sermon First Reading Exodus 3.1-6 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond theContinue reading
Kit out the Nation
In partnership with BBC Radio Gloucestershire, the Diocese of Gloucester and partners are taking part in Kit Out The Nation. What is this campaign about?Kit Out the Nation’ is aContinue reading
Urgent action needed to tackle negative body image
The launch this week of the 10th Good Childhood Report, shares the disturbing reality that since 2009 more children have consistently been unhappy with their appearance. The research also showsContinue reading
Bishop Rachel launches Prison Team
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, has created a collaborative team to support her in her role as Anglican Bishop for HM Prisons in England and Wales,Continue reading
A message from Bishop Robert
‘The beauty of the Church is seen in the relationships we share with God, in Jesus Christ, with each other and all among who we live, something made visible each time we celebrate the Eucharist together’.
Why you should stand for General Synod 2021
Elections to the General Synod 2021 to 2026
Bishop Rachel’s Address at Diocesan Synod
Life is a constant patchwork of endings and beginnings and beginnings and endings.