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National virtual service for Palm Sunday to be led by the Bishop of Manchester

National virtual service for Palm Sunday to be led by the Bishop of Manchester

03 Apr

Christians are to be encouraged to make their own paper or card ‘palm’ crosses and display these in their windows in a national virtual church service for Palm Sunday toContinue reading

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The weekly Bulletin (31.03.20)

The weekly Bulletin (31.03.20)

31 Mar

The Weekly Bulletin (31.03.20)

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Feeding the 5,000

Feeding the 5,000

31 Mar

We are fundraising to help feed the most vulnerable people in our communities. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, The Long Table supported by the Diocese of Gloucester have developedContinue reading

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Feeding the 5,000

Feeding the 5,000

31 Mar

We are the Church of England in Gloucestershire; please help us provide meals to the most vulnerable and foodbanks during this crisis. We are collaborating with and supporting The LongContinue reading

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Big changes at Christian Aid

Big changes at Christian Aid

31 Mar

Christian Aid is undergoing big changes to make the charity fit for the future. Christian Aid’s overall income has never been higher, but its unrestricted income has been steadily declining.Continue reading

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Mar 27: a letter to all clergy, churchwardens in vacancy and Readers

Mar 27: a letter to all clergy, churchwardens in vacancy and Readers

30 Mar

A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert.   To all clergy, churchwardens in vacancy and Readers   Please find below a letter from the Archbishops issued today. We askContinue reading

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Mar 28: Funeral guidance and resources

Mar 28: Funeral guidance and resources

30 Mar

To all clergy and Readers As you will be aware the latest national Church guidance is that funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. OnlyContinue reading

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Prayer and reflection at the end of your day

Prayer and reflection at the end of your day

29 Mar

Join Bishop Rachel for prayer and reflection:     Alternatively: Play via Soundcloud Right-click here to download/save the audio file itself Play via embedded media:

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New Mental Health Reflections published by the Church of England

New Mental Health Reflections published by the Church of England

26 Mar

A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques and five tips, have been publishedContinue reading

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Weekly Bulletin (24.03.20)

Weekly Bulletin (24.03.20)

25 Mar

Latest Covid-19 guidance, news and updates

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Livestreaming services and groups – even without wifi

Livestreaming services and groups – even without wifi

24 Mar

Getting live content online; to remain connected with those in isolation, is more important than ever. Fortunately, it’s easier than you may think, and more and more churches are experimentingContinue reading

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A letter to the clergy from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (20.03.20)

A letter to the clergy from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (20.03.20)

24 Mar

A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (20.03.20)  As you will appreciate, information and guidance continues to be developed at a rapid pace. Yet, in the midst of allContinue reading

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Mothering Sunday: Bishop Rachel’s sermon

Mothering Sunday: Bishop Rachel’s sermon

22 Mar

We join Bishop Rachel at Bishopscourt for her Mothering Sunday sermon.

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Bishop Robert shares a message for our brilliant schools and children!

Bishop Robert shares a message for our brilliant schools and children!

21 Mar

“You have been amazing this week” ~ a message from Bishop Robert: Share on Twitter

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A letter to the Diocese from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (17.3.20)

A letter to the Diocese from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert (17.3.20)

20 Mar

Our desire is that where possible, and in line with the guidelines, our church buildings will remain open and places of prayer

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A letter to the clergy from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert

A letter to the clergy from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert

20 Mar

Latest Coronavirus guidance, updates and news. 20/3/20

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VICAR (Designate) Tyndale Benefice

VICAR (Designate) Tyndale Benefice

20 Mar

The Bishop of Gloucester and the patron, Christ Church, Oxford seek to appoint a priest with vision, generosity of spirit and breadth of ecclesiology to be our new vicar.  OurContinue reading

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Cancellation of PCC meetings

Cancellation of PCC meetings

18 Mar

We ask that all non-essential meetings, which include PCCs be cancelled. We understand that due to how fast the situation is developing that some meetings between people may have toContinue reading

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Churches go live online in radical movement across the UK

Churches go live online in radical movement across the UK

18 Mar

With a call from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York for us to become a “different sort of church” over the coming months, many are leading the way using digitalContinue reading

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Archbishops call for Church of England to become radically different

Archbishops call for Church of England to become radically different

17 Mar

Public worship put on hold to help stem spread of coronavirus

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A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert regarding COVID-19

A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert regarding COVID-19

16 Mar

6 Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification ..  7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up toContinue reading

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Stand for deanery Synod

Stand for deanery Synod

16 Mar

If you sit on your PCC and are interesting in working with others across your local area to promote the mission of the church, you might consider standing for Deanery Synod.

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Bishop Rachel appoints her Chaplain

Bishop Rachel appoints her Chaplain

15 Mar

Bishop Rachel is pleased to announce that she has appointed the Revd Jason Taylor as her new Chaplain. Bishop Rachel said. “I am delighted that Jason has accepted the invitationContinue reading

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Silver Eco Church Award inspires loo roll project

Silver Eco Church Award inspires loo roll project

13 Mar

When St James’ Church, Chipping Campden did an environmental audit, it inspired members of the congregation to take action at home. The church was recently awarded a silver eco-church certificateContinue reading

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Grant applications for churches now open

Grant applications for churches now open

13 Mar

The first round of Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust’s grant applications is open now, until 30 April 2020. In Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol, we have over 620 historic churches,Continue reading

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Tributes made to Bishop David Bentley

Tributes made to Bishop David Bentley

12 Mar

 Tributes have been paid to the former Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd David Bentley, who has passed away following his retirement to Lichfield. Bishop David was Bishop of Gloucester fromContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on International Women’s Day

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on International Women’s Day

11 Mar

So much of what we’re talking about today is rooted both in women and girls being valued – and being able to value themselves

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Recycle your used candles

Recycle your used candles

06 Mar

Pauline Farman, Churn Valley Benefice “What happens to your candle-ends; wax chipped off those window ledges following a carol service; wax shavings from making candle-ends fit; votive-candle bits and containers,Continue reading

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St Barnabas has the eco bug

St Barnabas has the eco bug

03 Mar

St Barnabas Church Gloucester has started working towards becoming an EcoChurch. Lay minister Dave has been helping some of the church family to design and make a bug hotel. It’sContinue reading

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Join the inaugural Gloucester Pilgrimage

Join the inaugural Gloucester Pilgrimage

02 Mar

Are you a walker? Looking for a challenge?

How about joining the new pilgrimage route from Tewkesbury Abbey to Gloucester Cathedral?

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Archbishop calls for support to restore youth services

Archbishop calls for support to restore youth services

02 Mar

YMCA President, the Archbishop of York, is calling on church congregations to sign a petition in support of YMCA’s campaign for the restoration of Youth Services. Youth services, like youthContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel leads the debate in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel leads the debate in the House of Lords

27 Feb

House of Lords Thursday 27 February 2020 Bishop Rachel led a debate today in the House of Lords, on the case for improved early years intervention to support children andContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come 2020

Thy Kingdom Come 2020

26 Feb

Let us pray! The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have invited parishes across England to join a great wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost 2018

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Disciples wanted to attend ‘Last Supper’

Disciples wanted to attend ‘Last Supper’

25 Feb

Disciples are wanted to join a Good Friday Pageant from Caudle Green to Syde. The Revd Val Thorne says that they need 12 people to play Jesus’ disciples. They willContinue reading

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Service for those affected by cancer

Service for those affected by cancer

25 Feb

Pause for Hope is a national charity that enables prayer services throughout the UK for all those affected by cancer, from patients and carers, to medics and health professionals, allContinue reading

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Cloister Challenge Sleep-out at Gloucester Cathedral

Cloister Challenge Sleep-out at Gloucester Cathedral

24 Feb

Gloucester’s annual Cloister Challenge event returns to the Cathedral on 20 March 2020 marking its fifth-anniversary raising money for the homeless and vulnerable. The Cloister Challenge raises much-needed funds forContinue reading

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