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

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

22 Jul

  SAVE THE DAY – Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019, 10 am @ Gloucester Cathedral   National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Gloucester DAC and Gloucester CathedralContinue reading

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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 1st September until St Francis Day on Thursday 4th October. Creationtide is originally an Eastern Orthodox initiative,Continue 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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Heading up Gloucestershire Credit Union

Heading up Gloucestershire Credit Union

12 Jul

We caught up with retired banker Geoff Shaw who is a lifelong Christian and Chairman of the Board at Gloucestershire Credit Union. “I first got involved with Stroud Valleys CreditContinue reading

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Wine and welding – bringing people together

Wine and welding – bringing people together

12 Jul

Life is made out of these little connections

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Connecting on a deeper level: inspirational lay leaders

Connecting on a deeper level: inspirational lay leaders

12 Jul

Sharon is the Director of the Ugly Duckling Company. The charity’s mission is to explore how you stimulate life-changing and spiritual conversations. Sharon said, “People often find it hard toContinue reading

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Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

08 Jul

Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme – applications open The Home Office has announced that the fourth round of the Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme isContinue reading

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On a wing – with a prayer!

On a wing – with a prayer!

08 Jul

St Phillip & St James, Leckhamton (Pip and Jim’s) are embarking on an ambitious and extensive reordering of the church, aiming to provide a warm, welcoming, safe and wholly inclusiveContinue reading

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Introducing Revd Dr Suki and Mrs Ade Osunsanmi

Introducing Revd Dr Suki and Mrs Ade Osunsanmi

03 Jul

Since coming to the UK from Nigeria, Suki and Ade Osunsanmi have been involved in many initiatives which have enabled those of African origin to express their faith culturally whilstContinue reading

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Grants to help prevent church lead theft

Grants to help prevent church lead theft

03 Jul

Grants to help prevent church lead theft Grants of £1,000 are available to churches for roof alarms from Allchurches Trust. The past year has seen a big increase in metalContinue reading

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Ordinations 2019

Ordinations 2019

02 Jul

After a weekend of inspiring, joyous services at Gloucester Cathedral, we welcome brand new Priests and Deacons!

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Stroud Sacred Music Festival returns for 2019

Stroud Sacred Music Festival returns for 2019

02 Jul

Next week (July 5 & 6) sees the return of the very popular Stroud Sacred Music Festival. Stroud will again come alive to a diverse beat, with free events andContinue reading

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Ecclesiastical Insurance launches Parish Pixels: Put your church in the picture and it could win £5,000

Ecclesiastical Insurance launches Parish Pixels: Put your church in the picture and it could win £5,000

02 Jul

Budding photographers could be in with a chance of winning £5,000 as part of a new competition launched by the UK’s leading church insurer.   Parish Pixels is a newContinue reading

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Remebering Srebrenica

Remebering Srebrenica

01 Jul

Dear friends, This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, where 8372 men and boys were murdered simply because of their Muslim faith in July 1995. Remembering Srebrenica,Continue reading

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Ride and Stride, register now

Ride and Stride, register now

01 Jul

Ride and Stride, Saturday, 14 September 2019 How many miles could you cover in one day? The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has put out a challenge to see who canContinue reading

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Bishop Robert’s ordination charge, 2019

Bishop Robert’s ordination charge, 2019

01 Jul

 This charge is built around the liturgy that will shape your ordination tomorrow and on Sunday for which you have been preparing so long. The roots of what we doContinue reading

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New services keep churches of the Diocese of Gloucester safe for the future

New services keep churches of the Diocese of Gloucester safe for the future

27 Jun

It is now easier for churches and chapels in the Diocese of Gloucester to carry out expert conservation and repair work to stonework, masonry and mortaring and roofs and towers,Continue reading

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PSALMS sports ministry vacancies

PSALMS sports ministry vacancies

27 Jun

Are you a pioneer considering an exciting change? Are you passionate about sport and sharing your Christian faith? Do you love a challenge and have a sense of humour?… …thenContinue reading

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Possible World course from CMS

Possible World course from CMS

24 Jun

This has been spotted on huge discount which may well be of interest as it is an excellent study guide for churches wanting to look outwards, exploring the breadth ofContinue reading

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Tom’s inclusion story

Tom’s inclusion story

24 Jun

New deacon Tom Cook is passionate about inclusion, both in the Church and more widely. His vision is for a world that does not discriminate on grounds of age, gender,Continue reading

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Seeking a Prime ‘Minister’

Seeking a Prime ‘Minister’

14 Jun

Thought for the week from Bishop Robert as published in the Citizen, 13 June 2019 ‘Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant’. These are words JesusContinue reading

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Ordinations 2019

Ordinations 2019

11 Jun

Cassocks at the ready: on the weekend of the June 29/30, we will be celebrating our Ordinations: two days of inspiring, joyous celebrations at Gloucester Cathedral

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Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

11 Jun

September 2019 – June 2020 This course is a great way to explore and grow in faith and be part of a learning network. Offered by West of England MinistryContinue reading

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Foundations in theology, ministry and mission

Foundations in theology, ministry and mission

10 Jun

Is God calling you into greater public involvement in the life of your church, to serve your local congregation, live out your faith in the world and serve your localContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 10 June: Sam’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 10 June: Sam’s story

10 Jun

Sam shares his personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. OK, Thy Kingdom Come ended yesterday, but we recorded extra videos because we believe in abundance! We’ve filmedContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 9 June: Barry’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 9 June: Barry’s story

09 Jun

Barry Voice, joint CEO of The Door, Stroud, shares his personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. The penultimate video! We’ve filmed 12 stories across Gloucestershire, to askContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 8 June: Lydia’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 8 June: Lydia’s story

08 Jun

Lydia shares her personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. Thy Kingdom Come runs until 9 June. We’ve filmed 12 stories across Gloucestershire, to ask how people liveContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 7 June: Suki’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 7 June: Suki’s story

07 Jun

The Revd Dr Suki shares his personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. Thy Kingdom Come runs until 9 June. We’ve filmed 12 stories across Gloucestershire, to askContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 6 June: Cara’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 6 June: Cara’s story

06 Jun

Cara shares her personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. Thy Kingdom Come runs until 9 June. We’ve filmed 12 stories across Gloucestershire, to ask how people liveContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 5 June: Elizabeth’s story

Thy Kingdom Come, 5 June: Elizabeth’s story

05 Jun

Elizabeth shares her personal story of faith, and asks us to pray. Thy Kingdom Come runs until 9 June. We’re excited to be joining together with people across the globeContinue reading

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Everyday faith

Everyday faith

04 Jun

What does it mean to live a faith ‘Sunday through to Saturday’? How can we be the Church in such a broken world? Bishop Rachel talks about the culture changeContinue reading

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Cottam Will Trust – Grants for new works of art and new bells in churches

Cottam Will Trust – Grants for new works of art and new bells in churches

04 Jun

These include: Statues & Sculpture Murals Paintings Paschal Candlesticks Vestments Commandment Boards Stained Glass Altars & Altar Frontals Bells For more information including criteria and how to apply for thisContinue reading

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Church Buildings/DAC Surgery Sessions – 2019/2020

Church Buildings/DAC Surgery Sessions – 2019/2020

04 Jun

The Diocese of Gloucester Church Buildings Team and Diocesan Advisory Committee will be hosting surgery sessions  throughout the Diocese as below: Severn Vale Deanery St Mary the Virgin, Newent –Continue reading

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