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Lay Ministry Officer Vacancy

Lay Ministry Officer Vacancy

03 Mar

Lay Ministry Officer and Warden of Readers Department of Mission and Ministry Band 3 £36,937 – £43,221 The LIFE vision of the Diocese of Gloucester is founded on the wordsContinue reading

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The Bulletin – 02/03/21

The Bulletin – 02/03/21

03 Mar

Weekly Bulletin – 2 March 2021 Keeping you up to date with guidance and news from the Diocese of Gloucester Read the full version.  

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Heritage Lottery Fund

02 Mar

The Heritage (Lottery) Fund has reopened and is now accepting applications for the National Lottery Grants for Heritage scheme, often used as a funding stream for church buildings projects. TheContinue reading

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The latest information for youth leaders in the Diocese of Gloucester

The latest information for youth leaders in the Diocese of Gloucester

02 Mar

The National Youth Association has released guidance about the tentative roadmap to easing lockdown. From 8 March Support groups (up to 15 young people) can now be for vulnerable young peopleContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

02 Mar

Often the noticing of the small things is the most enlightening, and the steps which lead to the greatest discovery are the small ones.  

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Ringing out hope through the pandemic

Ringing out hope through the pandemic

02 Mar

Bell ringers in Leckhampton were not going to allow a pandemic to stand in the way of their ringing. The teams at St Peter’s, Leckhampton and The Church in WardenContinue reading

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Introducing Barrie Voyce, our new Senior Youth Connector

Introducing Barrie Voyce, our new Senior Youth Connector

02 Mar

A big welcome to Barrie Voyce, who joins the central diocesan team today in a new role as Senior Youth Connector. Many of us will know him as the LIFEContinue reading

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Ministry to Gypsies, Travellers and Roma People

Ministry to Gypsies, Travellers and Roma People

02 Mar

Message from Bishop Robert Earlier this year, Canon Jonathan Herbert from the ‘Churches Network for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma’ people, and I, convened a small group of leaders from beneficesContinue reading

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Make sure your church is well represented on A Church Near You

Make sure your church is well represented on A Church Near You

01 Mar

No matter how good your church’s website might look – with people all around the country looking to the Church for guidance and support, there has never been a betterContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert

Message from Bishop Robert

24 Feb

Over 8 million people in this country live in overcrowded, unaffordable and sub-standard accommodation, I cannot but recognise that this is both an affront to human dignity and a challenge to act …

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Book of Common Prayer services see huge numbers tuning in seeking ‘traditional comfort’ amid pandemic lockdowns

Book of Common Prayer services see huge numbers tuning in seeking ‘traditional comfort’ amid pandemic lockdowns

24 Feb

Churches offering services from the Book of Common Prayer are seeing unprecedented engagement with hundreds choosing to ‘tune in’ to more traditional offerings. One church, which usually sees such servicesContinue reading

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The Bulletin – 23/02/21

The Bulletin – 23/02/21

24 Feb

Weekly Bulletin – 23 February 2021 Keeping you up to date with guidance and news from the Diocese of Gloucester Click here to read the full version.    

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Message from Bishop Robert

Message from Bishop Robert

23 Feb

The report of the Archbishop’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community has now been published and it sets out in stark terms the scale of the challenge our nation is facing in housing, alongside clear recommendations as to how we should respond.

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Last chance to get involved with Comfort and joy at Easter

Last chance to get involved with Comfort and joy at Easter

22 Feb

Last Christmas, our worshipping communities were determined that Christmas wouldn’t be cancelled and sponsored and delivered delicious meals cooked by The Long Table. Now that spring is in the airContinue reading

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An in-spire-ing project in Newnham on Severn

An in-spire-ing project in Newnham on Severn

22 Feb

Jane Curtis, Churchwarden at St Peter’s Church, Newnham-on -Severn blogs about the challenges and rewards of repairing a church spire. What prompted you to begin a big project during lockdown?Continue reading

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Church must play key role in national effort to solve housing crisis, says Archbishops’ Commission

Church must play key role in national effort to solve housing crisis, says Archbishops’ Commission

21 Feb

The Church of England should lead by example, including delivering more truly affordable homes on its own land, to help solve the housing crisis, says a landmark report published todayContinue reading

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The Bulletin – 16/2/21

The Bulletin – 16/2/21

17 Feb

Weekly Bulletin, 16 February 2021   Keeping you up to date with guidance and news from the Diocese of Gloucester. Click here to read the full version.  

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Bishop Rachel joins Prison Fellowship as Patron

Bishop Rachel joins Prison Fellowship as Patron

16 Feb

Christian charity Prison Fellowship England and Wales (PF) has announced Bishop Rachel as its newest patron. Bishop Rachel was also recently appointed as Bishop to Prisons. She joins Jonathan AitkenContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

16 Feb

Tomorrow we begin our Lenten journey. As we lived our first lockdown during Lent last year, I referred on several occasions to those wonderful words from the Lent preface to the Eucharistic prayer about ‘learning to be God’s people once again’ …

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Diocese of Gloucester achieves Bronze Eco Diocese Award

Diocese of Gloucester achieves Bronze Eco Diocese Award

16 Feb

We are delighted to announce that the Diocese of Gloucester has achieved the Bronze Level Eco Diocese Award from A Rocha. It’s part of our broader commitment to become aContinue reading

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Chedworth Primary set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools

Chedworth Primary set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools

12 Feb

St Andrew’s CofE (VA) Primary School in Chedworth is set to become one of the first net-zero carbon schools in the country. It has been awarded a £120,000 as partContinue reading

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Love is in the air in Badgeworth #HeartsofLove

Love is in the air in Badgeworth #HeartsofLove

12 Feb

At Badgeworth Court Care Centre, love is in the air as the whole community gets behind the Hearts of Love for February project. Residents have been enjoying decorating hearts toContinue reading

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Discover God’s character on this trail

Discover God’s character on this trail

12 Feb

How do you describe God?  What words would you use? Do the words change? To help explore this question and the many characteristics of God, PSALMS (soon to be OneLife)Continue reading

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The Bulletin 09/02/21

The Bulletin 09/02/21

11 Feb

The weekly Bulletin, for 09 February 2021, is now available. Keeping you up to date with guidance and news from the Diocese of Gloucester. Read the full copy of thisContinue reading

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Give thanks for your Covid-19 vaccine

Give thanks for your Covid-19 vaccine

10 Feb

The Diocese of Gloucester has partnered with aid and development charity Christian Aid to enable people to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across theContinue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on climate change

Archbishop of Canterbury speaks on climate change

09 Feb

This Autumn the UK is due to host the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow.  In February, Archbishop Justin Welby addressed faith leaders on the subject.  He said: “I speakContinue reading

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Safeguarding resources developed especially for young people

Safeguarding resources developed especially for young people

09 Feb

The Church of England is investing in a groundbreaking programme of safeguarding training and resources, created especially for children and young people. The project was the brainchild of Becca Faal,Continue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert

Message from Bishop Robert

09 Feb

In this Diocese we are seeking to be engaged with the challenge of ensuring that there is a place for everyone to live well, that houses become homes, and that with good homes households are built into communities where the fullness of life is offered for all.

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Safeguarding update

Safeguarding update

09 Feb

From the HR and Safeguarding Team: Tuesday 9 February 2021 A big and ongoing thank you for continuing to be the eyes and ears of safeguarding in our local worshipping communities.   WeContinue reading

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Domestic Abuse: Bishop Rachel’s amendment on Migrant Victims of Abuse

Domestic Abuse: Bishop Rachel’s amendment on Migrant Victims of Abuse

09 Feb

Bishop Rachel has addressed the House of Lords on Amendment 151 (in her name); an amendment titled Migrant Victims of Abuse. This amendment seeks to ensure migrant victims of abuseContinue reading

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Podcast Episode 19: caring for the countryside: in conversation with farmers from Gloucestershire

Podcast Episode 19: caring for the countryside: in conversation with farmers from Gloucestershire

08 Feb

Speaking with Bishop Rachel in this podcast, are three local Young Farmers: Marita from Brookthorpe, Charles from Winchcombe and Cam from Horton; and Jenni a farmer from Elmore. The groupContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks on the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel speaks on the Domestic Abuse Bill in the House of Lords

04 Feb

Addressing the House of Lords remotely, Bishop Rachel speaks to amendments to the Domestic Abuse bill ~ about women being abused, and acting in self defence. Speaking in her roleContinue reading

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The Bulletin 02/02/21

The Bulletin 02/02/21

03 Feb

The weekly Bulletin, for 02 February 2021, is now available. Keeping you up to date with guidance and news from the Diocese of Gloucester. Read the full copy of thisContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

02 Feb

As we stand in the present and look back, it is hard to believe that this time last year we were just beginning to wonder what restrictions we should put in place regarding sharing The Peace. Little did we know what lay ahead, and we remain acutely aware of uncertainty about the future.

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£6,000 raised in four weeks in thankfulness for vaccines

£6,000 raised in four weeks in thankfulness for vaccines

02 Feb

Bishop Rachel encourages everyone who has had a Covid-19 vaccination to give thanks by donating money to help others in crisis across the world.

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Get Moving Whaddon

Get Moving Whaddon

01 Feb

James White, Pioneer Minister in Whaddon joined Richard Atkins on BCC Radio Gloucestershire on Sunday to talk about Get Moving Whaddon. It’s a project funded by Active Gloucestershire to helpContinue reading

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