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Adam’s pilgrimage for conservation

Adam’s pilgrimage for conservation

14 Feb

What is the best way to help raise money for a church dedicated to a patron saint of pilgrims? Perhaps a sponsored walk to the ancient pilgrim destination of SantiagoContinue reading

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for parishes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for parishes

14 Feb

The threat posed by COVID-19 has been assessed by the Chief Medical Officer as ‘moderate’. This permits the Government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals remains low.Continue reading

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Life Development Fund: feedback

Life Development Fund: feedback

10 Feb

The Life Development Fund enables mission and ministry across the diocese in new and exciting ways. Funding is provided to projects that help to deliver our vision of LIFE inContinue reading

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Sub organist – Gloucester Cathedral

Sub organist – Gloucester Cathedral

10 Feb

The Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral seek to appoint a Sub-Organist for a fixed term of two academic years. He/she will play a key role in the Cathedral MusicContinue reading

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Check your church for storm damage

Check your church for storm damage

10 Feb

Following Storm Ciara, the Church Buildings Team would like to encourage churchwardens to carry out visual inspections of their church roofs, rainwater goods and any accessible stonework, which might haveContinue reading

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Connect cafe opens in St Andrew’s Church

Connect cafe opens in St Andrew’s Church

10 Feb

A group of Christian women in Churcham decided to build community locally by opening a community café in the church. Vicar Lara Bloom said, “The aim is to offer hospitalityContinue reading

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Arthur Champion blogs on the launch of the C of E’s Lent campaign

Arthur Champion blogs on the launch of the C of E’s Lent campaign

07 Feb

“Saying yes to life” – the launch of the C of E’s Lent campaign “I recently had the privilege of visiting Lambeth Palace which is, of course, the London homeContinue reading

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Appointment of Chancellor

Appointment of Chancellor

07 Feb

Appointment of Chancellor With the retirement of our long serving and distinguished Chancellor in the summer, Bishop Rachel is seeking to appoint a Chancellor who will offer wise council, andContinue reading

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Bold and positive action from the DAC on sustainability

Bold and positive action from the DAC on sustainability

04 Feb

Gloucester Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) has released far-reaching new policy and guidance regarding sustainability in church buildings. It is the first time that the DAC has issued a formal policyContinue reading

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Young people take on sports leadership in Kempsford

Young people take on sports leadership in Kempsford

04 Feb

Kempsford sports club recently held its first fully young- leader-led sports session. The group attracts between 8 and 12 people along each week and the over 13s are learning leadershipContinue reading

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Synod strengthens emissions target after climate emergency declared

Synod strengthens emissions target after climate emergency declared

03 Feb

Diocesan Synod has declared a climate emergency and agreed to bring forward dates for reducing emissions by 20 years. Synod called on all parts of the diocese to work towardsContinue reading

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Mirror, mirror answer me, what is it I need to be…

Mirror, mirror answer me, what is it I need to be…

31 Jan

Four young, talented spoken word artists have performed special pieces for the #Liedentity campaign.

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A message from Bishop Rachel regarding the release of the House of Bishops statement re civil partnerships.

Bishop Rachel asked the Government about support for looked after and adopted children

Bishop Rachel asked the Government about support for looked after and adopted children

28 Jan

Bishop Rachel asked a question in the House of Lords today, asking the government how they ensure that 16 and 17 year-olds, vulnerable to County Lines and exploitation, are providedContinue reading

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Mandatory Safeguarding Review for parishes: PCR 2

Mandatory Safeguarding Review for parishes: PCR 2

28 Jan

In 2007, the Church of England commissioned a national Past Case Review (PCR) which sought to look at the handling by the Church of child protection cases over many years. Continue reading

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DAC Environmental Workshop – 24th March

DAC Environmental Workshop – 24th March

27 Jan

The Diocese of Gloucester DAC Environmental Workshop – Successfully Heating Church Buildings St Andrew, Chedworth Tuesday 24th March, 9:30am – 1:00pm   This workshop will outline the DAC’s new environmentalContinue reading

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Bronze Eco Church Award for St Peter’s Stratton

Bronze Eco Church Award for St Peter’s Stratton

24 Jan

St Peter’s Church in Stratton has become the next church in the Diocese of Gloucester to achieve a Bronze Eco Church Award from A Rocha. They are part of aContinue reading

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Work starts on the new building for Clearwater Academy

Work starts on the new building for Clearwater Academy

24 Jan

Building works have begun on the long-awaited permanent site for the Clearwater Church of England Primary Academy this week. The 67 children on roll at Clearwater are currently attending schoolContinue reading

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Deanery strategic plans 2030

Deanery strategic plans 2030

22 Jan

Together we will develop deanery strategic plans, which will support each deanery in planning how it will use its resources and potential, intentionally and effectively, for the mission of Christ’sContinue reading

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Overcoming the primary to secondary divide

Overcoming the primary to secondary divide

21 Jan

A unique day conference on 29 February

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Wildflowers thriving after diocesan wildlife garden grant

Wildflowers thriving after diocesan wildlife garden grant

17 Jan

Bourton on the Hill successfully applied for a diocesan wildlife garden grant and are making some big changes with a very small spend so far.

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Nurturing confident disciples – Lent 2020

Nurturing confident disciples – Lent 2020

17 Jan

Dear Brothers and Sisters NURTURING CONFIDENT DISCIPLES – LENT 2020 Including Diocesan Baptism and Confirmation – Easter Eve Saturday 11 April 2020 at the Cathedral. You will remember that weContinue reading

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Grants for stained glass conservation

Grants for stained glass conservation

17 Jan

Grants for stained glass conservation The Glaziers Company has grants available for stained glass conservation. The closing date for the next round of grants is 7 February 2020. Applications haveContinue reading

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Marking Holocaust Memorial Day

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day

14 Jan

Rwandan genocide survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene, MBE, will be speaking at a special event in Kingswood to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day. On Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm inContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel responds to the Peter Ball documentary

Bishop Rachel responds to the Peter Ball documentary

14 Jan

“I am utterly ashamed that a so called Bishop in the Church of England committed such horrific abuse.”

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Bishop Rachel becomes President of local charity The Nelson Trust

Bishop Rachel becomes President of local charity The Nelson Trust

13 Jan

I am passionate about working to support the most disadvantaged women in our communities

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Be involved in a one of a kind youth residential

Be involved in a one of a kind youth residential

10 Jan

For the first time ever the Diocese of Gloucester is organising a youth forum with young people from across the world visiting our diocese for over 10 days. This forumContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

09 Jan

Today in the House of Lords, Bishop Rachel has highlighted problems faced by children, families and vulnerable women, and has called for early investment and effective partnerships. She said, “ExperiencesContinue reading

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Eco-inspiration for the summer months: Blockley

Eco-inspiration for the summer months: Blockley

07 Jan

Eco Flower Festival in Blockley Last summer, Blockley Church held an eco flower festival. The Revd Canon Dana Delap describes how the festival came about. “The idea for the eco-flowerContinue reading

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New Year, new approach: EverydayFaith

New Year, new approach: EverydayFaith

01 Jan

  #EverydayFaith is a Church of England discipleship campaign offering reflections and prayers to help you find and follow God in everyday life – starting Plough Sunday 2020 (12 Jan).Continue reading

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Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day sermon.

Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day sermon.

31 Dec

The full text of Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day sermon is now available

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Turning at the Turn of the Year – A video message from Bishop Rachel

Turning at the Turn of the Year – A video message from Bishop Rachel

31 Dec

The light of Christ shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it

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Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message: Spark and sparkle

Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message: Spark and sparkle

20 Dec

This Christmas season has commercial advertising full of sparkle and political rhetoric full of spark. But the message of Christmas is of a birth in an animal shelter – GodContinue reading

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After the General Election ….

After the General Election ….

13 Dec

A message from Bishop Rachel

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Sports Ministry review 2018-19

Sports Ministry review 2018-19

13 Dec

Ever wanted to know more about how sport can work in mission? This report gives a flavour of what’s been happening across the Diocese in the area of Sports Ministry.Continue reading

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Christmas funding boost for Redmarley

Christmas funding boost for Redmarley

13 Dec

A much-loved Gloucestershire church is to share in a £520,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.  A £15,000 National Churches Trust Cornerstone Grant will help fund repairs to theContinue reading

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