Ahead of the COP15 conference on biodiversity, Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer shares how worshipping communities can help to protect wildlife and habitats where they are. COP15 is the fifteenthContinue reading
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We live in a world in which we are acutely aware that ‘nation lifts up sword against nation’ and there is mess and pain and injustice. Whether it’s the narrative around immigration, or a fuel crisis, or the damage inflicted on our planet, or indeed the price of eggs, there is talk of justice in the public square.
Thankfully, in our vision of LIFE Together we have committed to be ‘advocates for flourishing through initiatives which combat injustice…’ yet I am under no illusion that acting with justice is easy or straightforward, and of course mercy and love must also be brought to the table.
The Mothers’ Union is asking people across the world to join them in a one minute silence on Saturday 26 November at 1.03 pm. The time has been chosen toContinue reading
I’m sure you’ll agree that we’ve been through quite a few months of surprise and change as a nation and within the world at large. No one could have predictedContinue reading
Barrie Voyce, Senior Youth Connector at the Diocese of Gloucester, comments on findings from a new research report confirming that – regarding faith – young people are most influenced byContinue reading
Bishop Robert visited Badgeworth Court in Cheltenham to find out more about the environmental projects they use to benefit both their care home and their residents. Joana Matias, Activities Coordinator,Continue reading
In the wake of the COVID pandemic, the nation is facing a mental health crisis, with the young, the poor, and those with pre-existing mental health problems most affected. TheContinue reading
Sue Padfield, Churchwarden at St Mary’s, Witcombe showed Bishop Robert how the church team has been caring for the churchyard in a way that encourages nature. They leave two largeContinue reading
Six new volunteers have been commissioned to join the Cheltenham Street Pastors Team at Cheltenham Minster and the group is keen to find more new recruits. Street Pastors are trainedContinue reading
St Laurence’s Church in Stroud is opening its doors this weekend (19 and 20 November) to host a free festival including circus-inspired show, written and directed by a Gifford’s CircusContinue reading
Diocesan Environmental Engagement Officer, the Revd Dr Cate Williams reflects on COP27 and how our churches and communities can be part of the solution. As the COP27 discussions continue, weContinue reading
The Revd Jo Wetherall, Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester blogs about the importance of lifelong learning and a fantastic opportunity to be equipped for workContinue reading
Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer, wrote a ‘Thought for the Week’ to the Gloucestershire Citizen newspaper (as printed in the Citizen 11 November 2022) ‘As we go to print, theContinue reading
The Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture, York, and the National Churches Trust are asking for input on a proposed new resource portal. They would like feedback fromContinue reading
This week, we will remember the victims of war, from the Great War to the Second World War and the conflicts that have followed to this very day. As we remember, we will commemorate all victims of war and we will give thanks for those who have worked to bring peace out of war and we will, I trust, commit ourselves, as we remember, to be people of peace.
As politicians from around the world gathered to look at the international response to the environmental crisis at COP27, Diocesan Synod made a key commitment statement. Diocesan Environmental Engagement Officer,Continue reading
In January 2021, an open invitation went out for Muslim and Christian women in Gloucestershire to come to a community-led group. They would get to know each other, read storiesContinue reading