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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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PCR 2 Safeguarding Review

PCR 2 Safeguarding Review

16 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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Chaplain to the Bishop of Gloucester

Chaplain to the Bishop of Gloucester

15 Jan

  The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, seeks to appoint a chaplain to participate in a dynamic and creative Senior Team. The person will be: personally matureContinue 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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The Hibiscus Project

The Hibiscus Project

12 Dec

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek has launched The Hibiscus Project, a special fund in memory of Neil Todd, dedicated to helping worshipping communities to welcome andContinue reading

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Follow the Star – Advent 2019 starts here!

Follow the Star – Advent 2019 starts here!

11 Dec

‘Twas the week before Advent, and all through the … anyway, you get the idea. Last year, the national #FollowTheStar campaign had a social media reach of 8 million people…

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Restored bells allow silent bell ringing practice

Restored bells allow silent bell ringing practice

10 Dec

After 15 months, a project to restore the bells at St Peter’s Newnham has finally been completed allowing the Sunday service ringing to restart after 25 years. The bells haveContinue reading

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Football to faith

Football to faith

06 Dec

Nathan Youlton, PSALMS – Strategic Sports Minister One rainy November Saturday morning, two years ago, PSALMS started a pop-up football session in North Gloucester, aiming to reach out on behalfContinue reading

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Christmas carol battle video

Christmas carol battle video

06 Dec

Christmas is better when we join together. We love this new Christmas carol battle video from the Diocese of St Albans. Let’s share some Christmas joy and get people singing.

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LIFE party great success!

LIFE party great success!

22 Nov

Our diocesan LIFE vision party, held at All Saints’ Academy was attended by over 400 people. People of all ages got stuck into sport activities, circus skills, craft activities, dancing, singingContinue reading

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The General Election

The General Election

18 Nov

A message from Bishop Rachel

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Rudford: venue for hire

Rudford: venue for hire

18 Nov

Rudford  Rudford, with its converted schoolroom and Norman church,  is an ideal place for a study day, quiet day or meeting.  Rudford is just 4 miles from the centre ofContinue reading

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Great outcomes from the 2019 Creative Arts festival

Great outcomes from the 2019 Creative Arts festival

12 Nov

Nikki Seville, Vision Group Administrator for the diocesan Creative Arts Priority, writes about the recent Christian Arts festival: The Christian Arts Festival gives a platform for Christians to express theirContinue reading

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Active Religious Education

Active Religious Education

12 Nov

Have you ever considered how sin, the trinity or the story of the good Samaritan can be taught using sport?  No?  Not many people have, especially in a school contextContinue reading

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Taking God’s love to the streets of Gloucester

Taking God’s love to the streets of Gloucester

11 Nov

Gloucester Street Pastors go out in the evenings to live God’s love on Saturday nights. They are there to help people in trouble, to listen and to be a friendlyContinue reading

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Follow the Star – guest blog from Nick Davies

Follow the Star – guest blog from Nick Davies

11 Nov

Nick Davies, Team Rector in South Cheltenham writes … Last year, our church used the #FollowTheStar materials in social media, posters, Church decorations and branding to try to get messagesContinue reading

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

05 Nov

A look at what has been achieved in 2018 as part of our diocesan LIFE vision. We tell your stories about how you’ve been bringing the vision to LIFE whereContinue reading

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Impact award for one of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains

Impact award for one of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains

05 Nov

One of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains, the Revd Pat Gifford, is up for a Gloucestershire Constabulary Impact Award. After nine years of volunteering as a police chaplain in her homeContinue reading

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Inclusive Communities Workshops for Gloucestershire

Inclusive Communities Workshops for Gloucestershire

04 Nov

Fun, free and interactive workshops and discussion groups to help your faith community on its inclusion journey.

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Unless the Lord builds the house

Unless the Lord builds the house

04 Nov

Bishop Robert’s recent article in Church of England Newspaper ‘But what’s it got to do with you?’ A blunt question from a perplexed Senior Planning Officer in one of ourContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel’s address to Diocesan Synod

Bishop Rachel’s address to Diocesan Synod

04 Nov

Presidential Address: Diocesan Synod 2 November 2019 The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and startedContinue reading

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Explore faith: Your SHAPE for God’s Service

Explore faith: Your SHAPE for God’s Service

04 Nov

SHAPE is for anyone who wants to explore their faith more deeply. It can be a step towards specific vocational work but first and foremost it is about knowing ourselvesContinue reading

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