The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said, “I want to reiterate my shame and sadness regarding the way those who identify as LGBTQI+ have too often experiencedContinue reading
A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
Firstly, we want to reiterate our shame and sadness regarding the way those who identify as LGBTQI+ have too often experienced hostility and judgement within the Church rather than being cherished as members of the body of Christ with names and stories.
Bishops propose prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples
Under historic plans outlined today, same-sex couples will be able to come to church to give thanks for their civil marriage or civil partnership and receive God’s blessing
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message to all
There are so many messages of crisis: climate crisis, fuel crisis, cost of living, NHS, and crises across our world, including in Ukraine. And that crisis-messaging can make people anxious – even despairing … although crises are nothing new.
A message from Bishop Rachel to the Diocese of Gloucester this Christmas
This Christmas many people will come to church buildings, halls and schools to engage with the Christmas story through various services, nativity plays and events. I hope we will capture all those numbers, but then what?
Welcome people with A Church Near You
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
New Independent Chair for diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel
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
Small things making a big difference – how to get started with Eco Church in an Hour
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
Bishop Rachel interviewed live on BBC One
Bishop Rachel was interviewed live on BBC One by Kirsty Young as part of the BBC’s coverage of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service.
Broadcast licensing for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral: special dispensation
Many worshipping communities may want to come together and watch the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, so the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensationContinue reading
Bishop Rachel pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords
On Saturday the Bishop of Gloucester was in the House of Lords participating in the many hours of tributes to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Watch in full:
Health and social care committee report on body image
“Something needs to be done to protect children and young people from a growing dissatisfaction with their bodies.”
Bishop Rachel in debate on crime and sentencing
Bishop Rachel contributed to a debate in the House of Lords today, on the causes of crime, reoffending and rehabilitation ~ including the contribution of the voluntary sector.
Bishop Rachel questions the Government about issues around body image
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the House of Lords today; “Can the Noble Lord Minister say what assessment the Government has made about the potential merits of labelling digitallyContinue reading
Greening Tetbury: Churches lead on climate change action
Tetbury churches are working together, across denominations, to drive positive community partnership, for the environment. Their goal is to get the whole local community to take action on climate change.Continue reading
End to Friday releases to cut crime and make streets safer
Prisoners vulnerable to addiction, mental health issues or homelessness will no longer be released on Fridays under new plans to cut reoffending and make streets safer. Figures show that …
Bishop Rachel questions Government about preventing domestic violence
Bishop Rachel has asked a question in the House of Lords about preventing domestic and sexual violence. She said, “My Lords, in this important issue of violence against men andContinue reading
Podcast Episode 20: Young people and mental health
Bishop Rachel Treweek visits the Cotswold School to talk to two young people there; Sam (year 13) and Maya (year 11). They are joined by Helen Ford of NHS Gloucestershire,Continue reading
HM Inspectorates of Prisons has released a progress report on the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system.
The report finds that most agencies are not yet able to recover to their pre-COVID-19 position and warns that without a coordinated whole-system plan recovery is likely to be disjointedContinue reading
Thy Kingdom Come 2022
Let us pray! The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited parishes across England to join a great wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost 2018
Bishop Rachel urges the Government to focus on preventative and rehabilitative measures
Bishop Rachel has spoken in the House of Lords in response to the Queen’s Speech. She said, “I was perturbed that in relation to criminal justice the gracious [Queen’s] SpeechContinue reading
Updated message from Bishop Rachel: Ukraine
So many words come to mind as we watch and hear events unfold in Ukraine and indeed in Russia.
Digital trends for churches
The Church of England has released a roundup of Digital Trends for Churches, drawing on a huge range of experiences and societal changes as we navigate the different forms ofContinue reading
Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Nationality and Borders Bill
Bishop Rachel spoke yesterday in the House of Lords to challenge the Nationality and Borders Bill, speaking up for migrant survivors of gender-based violence. She said it is “disproportionately difficultContinue reading