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Archdeacon of Gloucester and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral

Archdeacon of Gloucester and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral

19 Jul

The Bishop of Gloucester Is seeking to appoint an Archdeacon of Gloucester and Residentiary Canon of Gloucester Cathedral. The Archdeacon will play a key role within a dynamic senior teamContinue reading

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Life Development Fund celebration event

Life Development Fund celebration event

17 Jul

Around 50 people attended an event at the Oasis Centre in Cheltenham, on Tuesday 19 June, to celebrate the variety of projects that the LIFE Development Fund has supported overContinue reading

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Caving: the final frontier

Caving: the final frontier

17 Jul

Reflection on the rescue of the football team in Thailand, by the Revd Arthur Champion, priest and caver As I am writing, news is breaking that divers in Thailand haveContinue reading

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Institute of Fundraising – West Midlands – FREE Monthly Meet-ups

Institute of Fundraising – West Midlands – FREE Monthly Meet-ups

16 Jul

The IoF have monthly meet-up sessions on a range of fundraising topics in Birmingham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire – open to both IOF members and non-members. Birmingham Meet-ups are held onContinue reading

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#say1thing

#say1thing

16 Jul

What do you value most about your best mate?

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Assistant Minister for Holy Trinity Church, Tewkesbury

Assistant Minister for Holy Trinity Church, Tewkesbury

12 Jul

  Closing Date 17th August 23.59                 Hours: Full Time                   Salary: £20 -22k   Holy Trinity is a growing church in the centre of Tewkesbury. We are a community of allContinue reading

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Archdeacon Jackie appointed Bishop of Crediton

Archdeacon Jackie appointed Bishop of Crediton

11 Jul

‘I will leave with gratitude for the immense love, faithfulness and commitment that I have encountered’

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Church and school partnership brings joy to all ages

Church and school partnership brings joy to all ages

09 Jul

Children from Hempsted Primary School have been signing up to go to a Wednesday service at their local church. There is a very active worship group at the school withContinue reading

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Family Development Minister

Family Development Minister

09 Jul

West of Severn Benefice, Gloucestershire starting September 2018 Family Development Minister   Comprising the villages of Ashleworth, Corse, Hartpury, Hasfield, Maisemore, Staunton and Tirley 15 hours per week: £10,000 perContinue reading

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A thank you for 26 years of dedication

A thank you for 26 years of dedication

06 Jul

The Director of Music at St Peter’s Chuch, Winchcombe will be stepping down after 26 years service. Fiona Brown has been responsible for huge growth in the church choir, bringingContinue reading

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The Power of Prayer – a story of stepping out bravely in the Oak Hill Parishes

The Power of Prayer – a story of stepping out bravely in the Oak Hill Parishes

05 Jul

Last year, I prayed about ‘how best to reach out to the communities of the Oak Hill Parishes.’ I had the Diocesan LIFE vision in mind, and the call fromContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks to the Telegraph about social media

Bishop Rachel speaks to the Telegraph about social media

05 Jul

Bishop Rachel has given an interview to the Telegraph backing their backing their duty of care campaign, to protect children from online harms including abuse, bullying and low self-esteem. She alsoContinue reading

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Ordinations 2018

Ordinations 2018

02 Jul

After a weekend of inspiring, joyous services at Gloucester Cathedral, we welcome seven brand new priests, and six new deacons!

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#say1thing

#say1thing

29 Jun

What do you value most about your best mate?

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All Saints’ Academy set to become a Church of England school

All Saints’ Academy set to become a Church of England school

29 Jun

  All Saints’ Academy is set to become a Church of England school, with the Diocese of Gloucester becoming the sole sponsor of the Academy. Currently the Academy is aContinue reading

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Resources for school assemblies and the World Cup

Resources for school assemblies and the World Cup

28 Jun

In partnership with Scripture Union and Psalms, we’re offering the latest #Created2Play resources Questions, activities and a little theology; these resources are all you need to run a variety ofContinue reading

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Dementia friendly training for churches delivered locally by NHS 2gether trust

Dementia friendly training for churches delivered locally by NHS 2gether trust

28 Jun

Rachel Peak is a Dementia Education trainer, working for the NHS 2gether trust. She is offering training on being dementia friendly to individual parishes or benefices. Nikki Arthy (Gloucester CityContinue reading

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Viney Hill: Sports Life Placement

Viney Hill: Sports Life Placement

27 Jun

We hear from two young people currently doing the three-month Sports priority placements at Viney Hill, which is part of our developing leaders and vocational pathway. They are exploring sportContinue reading

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Back of the net!

Back of the net!

26 Jun

An amazing celebration of the World Cup with a day-long football extravaganza, bringing local schools and communities together in the Cathedral Nave

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Volunteer’s blog: What the Cathedral football tournament meant to me

New window for Lechlade, created by the local children

New window for Lechlade, created by the local children

25 Jun

A beautiful new window for Lechlade, designed and made by tiny hands! Jonathan Clark, currently a curate in Lechlade, writes on the story behind the recently unveiled fused-and-stained-glass window. Designed andContinue reading

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Home Office security grants

Home Office security grants

25 Jun

The Home Office has opened a further round of grants for security measures at places of worship. Places of worship can submit bids for projects costing up to £70,000 forContinue reading

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Weekend of celebration planned for 2018 ordinations

Weekend of celebration planned for 2018 ordinations

25 Jun

Every summer the Church of England celebrates the ordination of new deacons and priests. Over 400 ordinands will be ordained as deacons. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, some of theirContinue reading

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Christian Aid award for Highnam Academy’s work tackling global poverty

Christian Aid award for Highnam Academy’s work tackling global poverty

22 Jun

Pupils and staff at Highnam Academy in Gloucestershire have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of their role in tackling poverty overseas.

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Out of turmoil: Sam’s story

Out of turmoil: Sam’s story

21 Jun

Trying to deal with years of addiction, turmoil and self-harm, Sam (our digital comms officer) shares his personal story. “Over a period of years I actually craved death, so itContinue reading

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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

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Festival of Stars

Festival of Stars

20 Jun

Festival of Stars took place on Saturday 16 June. Nikki Seville, Project Leader for Cheltenham Christian Arts tells us how it went…. An Almighty Power, far greater than all usContinue reading

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Bacon butties fund toilet twin

Bacon butties fund toilet twin

18 Jun

Eleven toilets have been ‘twinned’ in Cheltenham, following the fundraising efforts of a group of confirmation candidates. Toilet twinning is an initiative where people can donate £60 to help fundContinue reading

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Worship at a food bank

Worship at a food bank

18 Jun

Pioneer minister Will Mansell explains how the GRACE Network in Stroud is encouraging new and courageous ways of worshipping, in different places, which connect with more people. “Jesus told usContinue reading

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Royal Visit by HRH Duchess of Cornwall 24th May 2018

Royal Visit by HRH Duchess of Cornwall 24th May 2018

14 Jun

Children, staff and governors of St James’ C of E Junior School were proud and excited to have been visited by HRH Duchess of Cornwall on Thursday, 24th May. TheContinue reading

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Connections: Belief and Community. Bishop Rachel writes about her Science Festival debate.

Connections: Belief and Community. Bishop Rachel writes about her Science Festival debate.

13 Jun

“.. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as IContinue reading

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New partnership with Cheltenham Festivals

New partnership with Cheltenham Festivals

08 Jun

As part of our LIFE vision, the Sharing our stories in new and different ways, including through digital media priority group, have formed a new and exciting partnership with CheltenhamContinue reading

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Faith in a Gin Distillery. Felicity’s Vocation Story

Faith in a Gin Distillery. Felicity’s Vocation Story

05 Jun

Following our series on vocations and faith at work, Bishop Robert Springett recently met Felicity Hall, Financial Director at Gin Distillery Bramley and Gage, to find out how she livesContinue reading

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There’s a pint with the Rector’s name on it

There’s a pint with the Rector’s name on it

04 Jun

The famous ‘Cotswold Gold’ real ale from Donnington Brewery will be re-labelled ‘Rector’s Ale’ to celebrate the inaugural Swells Beer Festival in the north Cotswolds. The festival will be heldContinue reading

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200 years of supporting the Diocese of Gloucester’s churches

200 years of supporting the Diocese of Gloucester’s churches

04 Jun

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the Incorporated Church Building Society (ICBS), set up in 1818, which helped to build and enlarge many hundreds of Anglican churches The ICBS gaveContinue reading

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The Leading Worship Course is Happening Again This Autumn

The Leading Worship Course is Happening Again This Autumn

04 Jun

Clergy and PCCs:  Is there someone, a person of prayer, who regularly attends worship in your parish who has the potential to be a worship leader? Do they have the respectContinue reading

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