Everyday faith on the canal for Reader Charles Garven and his wife Pat. Pat and Charles live on a 65-foot long narrowboat, which they had purpose-built to be a homeContinue reading
St Michael and All Angels’ Church is Tirley is a grade 1 listed building that is coming under increasing pressure from climate change-related flooding. The Parochial Church Council (PCC), supportedContinue reading
How God uses our incompetence, frustration and weaknesses to shape something new I remember it vividly, even though it was some ten years ago. The volunteer children’s leader at ourContinue reading
Following the recent election, the count for both Clergy and Lay elections has been conducted by Civica, and we can now announce that there are four new membersContinue reading
There is still plenty of time to get involved in the Living in Love and Faith engagement programme now that it has been extended to the end of April 2022. Continue reading
Being a disciple of Jesus is an adventure – it can unsettle, challenge, disturb us but always leads to life.
You will read elsewhere in today’s Bulletin of the continuing invitation to be engaged with ‘Living in Love and Faith’ the teaching document which as Bishops we have prepared about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
The most encouraging posts I read about living sustainably are the ones that say you don’t have to do it perfectly or change everything about your lifestyle, but to do something little is better than nothing. Thankfully we don’t have to fix this problem by ourselves, but in partnership with God, whose power is greatest in our weakness.
A Cheltenham teenager with a passion for ecology is challenging his church community to make greater efforts for the environment. A quiet time spent reflecting in the churchyard at StContinue reading
Are there people in your parishes who you can see might have a calling to self-supporting ministry? Do you have a sense that God might be calling you to serve inContinue reading
The Archbishops’ Commission on Families and Households is launching its public engagement phase, and this is your opportunity to have your say about how the Church and society can supportContinue reading
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
To celebrate the feast of St Matthew on 21 September, members of the congregation of the church in Cainscross ran a whole day with their church school. St Matthew’s CofEContinue reading
40 years after he came to faith in Jesus, Ken Spensley tells us about how his calling to a life of ministry has played out, and his hunger to doContinue reading
Over the past months, the Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), who are a group of expert advisers on all church and churchyard- related matters, have been involved in conversations withContinue reading
Every Thursday evening from September 2021 – July 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm £5 – £30 This series of short courses offer the opportunity to explore our faith moreContinue reading
St Andrew’s School in Chedworth has become a net-zero carbon school and the children are excited to show others how to do the same. The transformation from being a standard,Continue reading
Bishop Rachel has presented long service awards to people who have served the life of the Church in and around Gloucestershire. The ten people chosen for special recognition today haveContinue reading
Sylvanus Lysons Charity would be delighted to receive your applications for grants – our objectives are to support projects and initiatives that bring hope and healing to our communities. TheContinue reading
“If we did not already know that we were living in anxious times, it took only the news last Thursday that some 20 garages across the country had run out of fuel, to there being queues on Friday and by Sunday over half of garages closed. Most of us know, in our heads at least, that provided we all act wisely and don’t panic, there won’t be a problem…