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Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019

Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019

23 Sep

  Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019, North Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EP According to the Global Slavery Index, in 2016, at any given time, an estimated 40.3Continue reading

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How Jesus changed my Life

How Jesus changed my Life

16 Sep

By Andy Poole, PSALMS Sports Minister TRAC RESIDENTIAL 2019 – GOOD NEWS STORY This year PSALMS, a charity which puts sport alongside local ministy, took 49 young people away onContinue reading

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Centre for Mission in Matson, radio interview with lead evangelist Andy Wilson

Centre for Mission in Matson, radio interview with lead evangelist Andy Wilson

16 Sep

Andy Wilson is the new Lead Evangelist at the Matson Centre for Mission.

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Ride and Stride

Ride and Stride

13 Sep

Churches across the Diocese opened their doors for the annual Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) Ride and Stride event on Saturday 14 September. People were sponsored to take part inContinue reading

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Relatable welcome, relatable Jesus

Relatable welcome, relatable Jesus

11 Sep

I feel as if I am late to the party with the word ‘relatable’. I’ve only just discovered how widely its being used in popular culture, not just as aContinue reading

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Bishop Robert showed support at Gloucester Pride

Bishop Robert showed support at Gloucester Pride

09 Sep

Bishop Robert joined volunteers in the Multi Faith Tent at Gloucester Pride on Saturday 14 September. Volunteers in the multi-faith tent were there to be a friendly and visible face,Continue reading

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The not so happy childhood report

The not so happy childhood report

03 Sep

The recent findings from the Children’s Society Good Childhood report are a real wake up call to the unhappiness of young people in our country. Their key findings show AnContinue reading

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Party time!

Party time!

02 Sep

Everyone is invited to our free LIFE vision party.

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Scroll free September

Scroll free September

02 Sep

We’re backing the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) campaign for a Scroll Free September. With its almost universal reach and unprecedented ability to connect people from all walks ofContinue reading

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Christians take action to promote biodiversity

Christians take action to promote biodiversity

02 Sep

From 1 September to 4 October Christians around the world, including from the Church of England, will join together for the Season of Creation, a festival of prayer and communityContinue reading

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An open door? Accessibility and the church

An open door? Accessibility and the church

01 Sep

As we think about welcome and inclusivity in our churches, the Revd Dr Tom Clammer, who often preaches in Tutshill and uses a wheelchair talks about his experiences of accessingContinue reading

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Maintenance Booker – Grants Available!

Maintenance Booker – Grants Available!

30 Aug

The DAC Secretary is looking for parishes and benefices who would like to book their church gutter clearance jobs before winter and would consider a group booking through Maintenance BookerContinue reading

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Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019 (Gloucester Cathedral)

Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019 (Gloucester Cathedral)

30 Aug

Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019, 10 am @ Gloucester Cathedral National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Gloucester DAC and Gloucester Cathedral are organising a training day,Continue reading

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Future Proofing Churches – Dorchester Abbey, 28th September

Future Proofing Churches – Dorchester Abbey, 28th September

28 Aug

Former Church Estates Commissioner Sir Tony Baldry and Bernard Taylor, Chair of the 2017 Review of the Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals, will be among the speakers at anContinue reading

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Inspiration for the Season of Creation

Inspiration for the Season of Creation

27 Aug

If you are wondering how to make a start on caring for creation then here are a couple of talks to get you started

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Tandem Bike Charity Set to Take Part in Ride and Stride

Tandem Bike Charity Set to Take Part in Ride and Stride

23 Aug

Alex and Charlotte Reeves of Charlotte’s Tandems are set to take part in the 2019 Ride and Stride. The pair from Gloucestershire took part in 2018 visiting 20 churches andContinue reading

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Coleford hosts new climate emergency drop-in

Coleford hosts new climate emergency drop-in

20 Aug

The Church on the Street in Coleford is opening up for drop-in sessions and a talk by a local councillor after the Forest of Dean District Council declared a climateContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel shares sabbatical experiences

Bishop Rachel shares sabbatical experiences

19 Aug

I am now nearing the end of my sabbatical which has continued to be a time of restoration, reflection and wonderful reconnection with people and places as I have focused on the theme of ‘Encounter’.

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New Members for the Company of Saint Kyneburga

New Members for the Company of Saint Kyneburga

12 Aug

The Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett will present long service awards to two people at a special service in Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday 13 August. He willContinue reading

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Sea Cadet Chaplain to show Bishop the ropes

Sea Cadet Chaplain to show Bishop the ropes

02 Aug

The Sea Cadets welcomed the Bishop of Tewkesbury to Gloucester Docks on Monday, to show him what having ‘serious fun’ as a Cadet involves. They took Bishop Robert out ontoContinue reading

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Tenor Lay Clerk

Tenor Lay Clerk

02 Aug

Tenor Lay Clerk – to start 1 November 2019 Gloucester Cathedral Choir was founded by King Henry VIII in 1545. Before that, the Cathedral was a monastic Church, with musicContinue reading

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Guerilla gardening and community

Guerilla gardening and community

02 Aug

By the Revd Anna Griffiths

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Rural Community Energy Fund

Rural Community Energy Fund

02 Aug

  The Rural Community Energy Fund is a £10 million programme which supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects, which provide economic and social benefits to theContinue reading

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Nomination forms for General Synod

Nomination forms for General Synod

29 Jul

Nomination forms for General Synod Nomination Form GS Laity casual vacancy 2019 Nomination Form GS Proctor casual vacancy 2019

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Deanery Strategic LIFE Plans Facilitator

Deanery Strategic LIFE Plans Facilitator

29 Jul

As a diocese we need to ensure the most effective use of our resources for ministry, mission and evangelism.  The Revd Canon Dana Delap, currently Team Vicar of Vale and CotswoldContinue reading

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Police Chaplaincy vacancies

Police Chaplaincy vacancies

29 Jul

Gloucestershire Police Service is in need of new Chaplains. These are voluntary roles which minister to the members of the police service. Although chaplains are people of faith, they doContinue reading

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Parish Safeguarding Annual Checklist – 2019

Parish Safeguarding Annual Checklist – 2019

29 Jul

Dear all, Please do take some time over the next couple of months to discuss, complete and return the 2019 Parish Safeguarding Checklist. This is something we are required to doContinue reading

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Do you have what it takes to be a pastoral assistant?

Do you have what it takes to be a pastoral assistant?

29 Jul

Pastoral Assistants share with their clergy in the pastoral ministry of the church.  They are the caring hands of the church offering a prayerful presence among the congregation and widerContinue reading

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Stepping into the unknown

Stepping into the unknown

23 Jul

By the Revd Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events for the Church of England Last week I was being royally treated by a diocese somewhere in England. Due toContinue reading

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Active Prayer Space

Active Prayer Space

23 Jul

Earlier this month (8-12 July) PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) ran Maidenhill Secondary School’s first ‘Active Prayer Space’ in Stonehouse. Over 400 students from years 8-11 came as partContinue reading

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Pulse Leadership Academy Update – Sending out young leaders

Pulse Leadership Academy Update – Sending out young leaders

23 Jul

Almost 18 months ago, I wrote a piece at the start of the Pulse Leadership Academy with a quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu saying, ‘Real leaders are not blinded byContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel shares her sabbatical experiences

Bishop Rachel shares her sabbatical experiences

22 Jul

Two weeks in Tiberias on the shore of Lake Galilee

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Counting Visitors!

Counting Visitors!

22 Jul

ExploreChurches are working hard to represent our wonderful national collection of incredible churches to the tourism industry. We are talking to both national and regional tourism bodies, developing a varietyContinue reading

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Creationtide 2019: resources for clergy and readers

Creationtide 2019: resources for clergy and readers

19 Jul

Every year the Season of Creation runs from the Orthodox New Year on 1 September until St Francis Day on Thursday 4 October. Creationtide is originally an Eastern Orthodox initiativeContinue reading

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Christian Aid Emergency food appeal

Christian Aid Emergency food appeal

19 Jul

Christian Aid is urging churches across the Diocese of Gloucester to support an appeal offering a lifeline to those impacted by torrential rain, floods and landslides that have displaced millionsContinue reading

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Children and Families Worker, North West Gloucestershire

Children and Families Worker, North West Gloucestershire

12 Jul

Do you have a passion to bring the Gospel message to the next generation? For this new post, we are seeking a project leader to bring innovation and inspiration toContinue reading

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