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Let your garden (or churchyard) grow

Let your garden (or churchyard) grow

03 Jul

Blockley Churchyard is a riot of colour as its un-mowed wildflower area starts to bloom. As part of their Eco Church project, they decided to promote local biodiversity by leavingContinue reading

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Getting your community active this summer.

Getting your community active this summer.

02 Jul

13th July 2-3pm for our online gathering Join us online to explore how you can run physically distanced sports and games based activities in your community this summer. Register hereContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert

Message from Bishop Robert

01 Jul

I have been reflecting in recent days on the story of Elijah’s encounter with God on the mountain at Horeb (1 Kings 19). Elijah is afraid and hiding, and GodContinue reading

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The Weekly Bulletin (30/06/20)

The Weekly Bulletin (30/06/20)

30 Jun

The Weekly Bulletin, 30 June 2020 Gloucester Cathedral reopening for public worship, Takisha Sargent, a young person in the Diocese of Gloucester, shares why all lives can’t matter until blackContinue reading

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All lives can’t matter until black lives matter

All lives can’t matter until black lives matter

30 Jun

Takisha Sargent, a young person in the Diocese of Gloucester, shares why all lives can’t matter until black lives matter.

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Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for July 5

Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for July 5

30 Jun

This week’s offerings of sermon, podcast and reading/reflection, ready for Sunday July 5. Families Gospel video Released every Tuesday; a short video for children and households, based on the GospelContinue reading

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Public worship at Gloucester Cathedral this Sunday 5 July

Public worship at Gloucester Cathedral this Sunday 5 July

30 Jun

Worship for all returns to Gloucester Cathedral this week from 5 July.

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Archdeacon Hilary’s Gospel Reading for July 5

Archdeacon Hilary’s Gospel Reading for July 5

30 Jun

What does Jesus mean when he says the burden is heavy but his yoke is light? Archdeacon Hilary explores the idea of collaborating with the tough stuff. To share viaContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel’s sermon for Sunday 5 July

Bishop Rachel’s sermon for Sunday 5 July

30 Jun

Bishop Rachel shares her sermon on Matthew 11, talking about living with change and engaging with difficult circumstances. Every week, we’re sharing a sermon so that those who can’t accessContinue reading

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Podcast Episode 8: Living on a rollercoaster. Archdeacons Hilary and Phil

Podcast Episode 8: Living on a rollercoaster. Archdeacons Hilary and Phil

29 Jun

Leadership: Committed to transformation. How are we doing?! No, really. How are we doing. In this episode, The Ven Hilary Dawson talks with The Ven Phil Andrew about managing, orContinue reading

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Safeguarding considerations for online groups

Safeguarding considerations for online groups

29 Jun

As many church groups are in the process of changing systems and ways they communicate, here’s a quick reminder of a few Safeguarding resources to help answer questions, particularly aroundContinue reading

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Respecting Difference

Respecting Difference

24 Jun

The Revd Nick Davies has recently been doing a weekly video around the value ‘Respect’ for St James’ C of E Primary, with the aim for the children to makeContinue reading

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Message from the Bishops regarding the re-opening of church buildings

Message from the Bishops regarding the re-opening of church buildings

24 Jun

Dear brothers and sisters, As you will have seen and heard by now, the Government has announced significant relaxation of rules as we continue to emerge from lockdown. This meansContinue reading

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The Weekly Bulletin (23/06/20)

The Weekly Bulletin (23/06/20)

23 Jun

The latest news on churches reopening, a reflection on our work with the Feeding the 5,000 project, meet some of this year’s ordinands and  find resources to help your churchContinue reading

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Dean Stephen Lake’s sermon for Sunday 28 June

Dean Stephen Lake’s sermon for Sunday 28 June

23 Jun

How do we respond to God’s call, when so much is closed down? With the Cathedral beginning to open up again, Dean Stephen Lake shares his reflections on God’s call,Continue reading

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Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for June 28

Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for June 28

23 Jun

This week’s offerings of sermon, podcast and reading/reflection, ready for this coming Sunday.   The Sermon Slot How do we respond to God’s call, when so much is closed down?Continue reading

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Over 31,000 people fed during Covid-19 crisis

Over 31,000 people fed during Covid-19 crisis

23 Jun

The Long Table and Diocese of Gloucester community kitchens feed over 31,000 people during the COVID-19 crisis In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Long Table, supported by the DioceseContinue reading

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Environmental liturgy

Environmental liturgy

22 Jun

Christian worship all down the centuries has given inspiration for the Church’s mission of caring for creation.  The Bible teaches about God being the Creator from Genesis right the wayContinue reading

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Archdeacon Phil family Gospel reading video for June 28

Archdeacon Phil family Gospel reading video for June 28

22 Jun

Archdeacon Phil teaches us on the story of the Good Samaritan. To share via a Zoom meeting/webinar, make sure this youtube video is open in your web browser. Then, duringContinue reading

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Ordinations postponed but God’s call remains clear

Ordinations postponed but God’s call remains clear

22 Jun

Trainee priests and deacons in the Diocese of Gloucester who were due to be ordained at the end of the month, will be taking up their new roles before theirContinue reading

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Remembering Srebrenica

Remembering Srebrenica

18 Jun

An interactive online commemoration event will take place on Friday, 10 July at 6:30pm (see below) Dear friends, This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, where 8372Continue reading

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The Weekly Bulletin (16/06/20)

The Weekly Bulletin (16/06/20)

16 Jun

Rich Witham and the OneLife team show you ways that you can help provide local pop up sports facilities for people in your community and Bishop Rachel  (who is theContinue reading

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Poetry for recovery at Minchinhampton School

Poetry for recovery at Minchinhampton School

16 Jun

Children who returned to Minchinhampton Church of England Primary Academy last week have been processing their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic by writing poetry. They are supported through a newContinue reading

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Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for June 21

Weekly roundup: sermon, podcast and readings for June 21

16 Jun

This week’s offerings of sermon, podcast and reading/reflection, ready for Sunday June 21.   The Sermon Slot Jesus said he came not to bring peace, but a sword … whatContinue reading

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Bishop Robert’s Family Gospel reading for June 21

Bishop Robert’s Family Gospel reading for June 21

16 Jun

The Rt Revd Robert Springett, Bishop of Tewkesbury’s reflection on the Gospel reading for this Sunday, June 21. To share via a Zoom meeting/webinar, make sure this youtube video isContinue reading

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The Ven Hilary Dawson’s sermon for June 21

The Ven Hilary Dawson’s sermon for June 21

16 Jun

Jesus said he came not to bring peace, but a sword … what does it mean to live courageously in a broken world? The Ven Hilary Dawson shares her sermonContinue reading

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Mapping the journey communities are taking through COVID

Mapping the journey communities are taking through COVID

15 Jun

The Revd Hilary Ison has written  a piece about trauma response for the blog Tragedy and Congregations. The blog talks us through a road map of the trajectory of trauma, throughContinue reading

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Sports! Lockdown guides for running community sports are now available

Sports! Lockdown guides for running community sports are now available

15 Jun

Thinking you’d like to get active with the community but not sure how to keep people safe (or share equipment) on the field? Look no further – our simple toContinue reading

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Refugee Week, 15-21 June

Refugee Week, 15-21 June

15 Jun

This week is Refugee Week and ‘Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees‘ has an online programme of activities that you can use to understand more about the situations facing people who become refugees.Continue reading

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National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone Grant Programme – Deadline on 6th July 2020

National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone Grant Programme – Deadline on 6th July 2020

15 Jun

The next deadline of the National Churches Trust’s Cornerstone Grant Programme is 6 July 2020 (for a decision in November 2020)   The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of betweenContinue reading

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Virtual Royal Three Counties Show

Virtual Royal Three Counties Show

12 Jun

This year the Royal Three Counties Show is online and the President, Bishop Rachel wants to welcome everyone and encourage us to have a look at the great activities available.Continue reading

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Updated guidance re church buildings, individual private prayer and funerals

Updated guidance re church buildings, individual private prayer and funerals

11 Jun

To: all clergy and churchwardens in vacancy  Please note that all documents referred to in this message can be found in the documents section of the national Church of England’s coronavirusContinue reading

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Podcast Episode 7: Black Lives Matter. Bishop Rachel in conversation with Rumbi, Ade, Simi and Suki

Podcast Episode 7: Black Lives Matter. Bishop Rachel in conversation with Rumbi, Ade, Simi and Suki

10 Jun

Black Lives Matter. Listen now to Bishop Rachel’s podcast In conversation with … Rumbi, Ade, Simi and Suki In this episode Bishop Rachel enters into conversation with four Christians whoContinue reading

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The Weekly Bulletin (09/06/20)

The Weekly Bulletin (09/06/20)

09 Jun

In this Weekly Bulletin, how St Michael and All Angels, Bishops Cleeve trebled its congregation online, grants of up to £25,000 for churches and farewell to the Archbishop of York.Continue reading

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Bishop Robert meets with staff from Lydney Church of England Primary School

Bishop Robert meets with staff from Lydney Church of England Primary School

09 Jun

Bishop Robert met with staff from Lydney Church of England Primary School recently, to hear about how life has been for primary schools faced with such a huge amount ofContinue reading

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Grants up to £25,000: Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund – Deadline for Expressions of Interest 28 June 2020

Grants up to £25,000: Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund – Deadline for Expressions of Interest 28 June 2020

09 Jun

Grants of up to £25,000 will be offered for urgent minor repairs to problems such as damaged roofs, masonry and windows, to hire scaffolding to prevent structural collapse, or toContinue reading

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