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The Bulletin (15/09/20)

The Bulletin (15/09/20)

15 Sep

The Ministry Experience Scheme begins, we look back on a weekend of Ride and Stride fundraising and see how faith has flourished in a care home over lockdown. Download yourContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel for 15 September 2020

Message from Bishop Rachel for 15 September 2020

15 Sep

Bishop Rachel celebrates the start of the Ministry Experience Scheme in the Diocese of Gloucester and looks forward to a weekend of ordinations and the Festival of Everyday Faith.

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Setting up a livestream from your church building on a shoe string budget

Setting up a livestream from your church building on a shoe string budget

15 Sep

A Webinar is being held on Friday 18 September to explore how Livestreaming from your church building requires a different set up to your home. Join the webinar and learnContinue reading

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Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020

15 Sep

The diocesan team can’t be at the Literature Festival with our family tent this year, but we are proud to be sponsoring two events at this year’s Festival. Silencing yourContinue reading

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Ride and Stride fundraising supports Gloucestershire churches

Ride and Stride fundraising supports Gloucestershire churches

15 Sep

Last weekend was the annual Ride and Stride sponsored cycle, walk, ride or drive. Every year, cyclists, walkers and horse-riders raise money to support churches in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire andContinue reading

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Youth Ministry Update from Barrie Voyce

Youth Ministry Update from Barrie Voyce

15 Sep

This advice is correct as of 15 September 2020. Please check the National Youth Agency  website for the latest updates and information. With young people back at school, many ofContinue reading

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Faith flourishes in a locked down care home

Faith flourishes in a locked down care home

15 Sep

Rachel Cottell, Community Engagement Coordinator at Badgeworth Court Care Centre, who is also a licensed lay worship leader in the Greenway Benefice, shares the joy and support that faith givesContinue reading

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Young people using sports ministry to process isolation

Young people using sports ministry to process isolation

14 Sep

Sports ministers from PSALMS held  two, one-day events for 63 young people to help them work through the last six months of lockdown. The young people used the text HebrewsContinue reading

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Digital Labs Conference

Digital Labs Conference

09 Sep

The Church of England’s Digital Labs conference is a two-day online conference to inspire and equip Church of England churches to share Good News, grow people’s faith and bring more peopleContinue reading

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Ordinations 2020 – join us online!

Ordinations 2020 – join us online!

08 Sep

We are delighted to share the news that the postponed ordinations of priests and deacons will be taking place in small services across Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) banners and posters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) banners and posters

08 Sep

The Church of England have produced a range of posters and signs, provided free of charge, for people to use in and around their church buildings. Posters can be printedContinue reading

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Podcast Episode 12: Navigating these Times

Podcast Episode 12: Navigating these Times

07 Sep

Bishop Rachel in conversation with The Revd Hilary Ison, Dr  Alexander Kent, and Ramani Leathard A trauma specialist, a cartographer and an expert in global disaster relief … Exploring howContinue reading

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Exploring mental health and well-being with young people

Exploring mental health and well-being with young people

04 Sep

‘I strongly commend these resources… I long for every child and young person to discover that they are unique and precious, created in the image of God,’

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Message from Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel for 1 September

Message from Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel for 1 September

01 Sep

Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert share their message for all those returning to school in the coming days.

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The Bulletin (01/09/20)

The Bulletin (01/09/20)

01 Sep

This week’s Bulletin has a message from the Bishops for all returning to school, a vacancy for a chaplain amongst Gloucestershire’s deaf community, and the Redbrook art angels project.

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Art angels create hope in Redbrook

Art angels create hope in Redbrook

01 Sep

Children age 3 to 15 in Redbrook have been meeting on Zoom to create hope through artwork. An exhibition of their work took place in Redbrook Church over the BankContinue reading

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Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community

Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community

26 Aug

Chaplain amongst the Deaf Community Part time 1.5 days per week There is a thriving community of people in the diocese of Gloucester whose primary language is British Sign LanguageContinue reading

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LEGACY ZOOM WORKSHOPS

LEGACY ZOOM WORKSHOPS

25 Aug

In order to share the learning from the project the London Diocesan Fund are hosting three legacy workshops on Zoom based around three different themes: researching records and understanding significance;Continue reading

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The Ven Hilary Dawson’s sermon for August 30

The Ven Hilary Dawson’s sermon for August 30

24 Aug

All will be well. Archdeacon Hilary Dawson shares her sermon for August 30. Each week we share a sermon for use the upcoming Sunday. To share via a Zoom meeting/webinar,Continue reading

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A message from Bishop Robert

A message from Bishop Robert

24 Aug

‘God has called you by name and made you his own’.

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Grant for gardens buys bird box kits

Grant for gardens buys bird box kits

21 Aug

The Revd Joe Knight, Curate in the Benefice of Newnham, Awre and Blakeney shares what Newnham Church has done with a diocesan wildlife grant. “One the most brilliant and evocativeContinue reading

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The Bulletin (18/08/20)

The Bulletin (18/08/20)

18 Aug

Singleness, a message from the Bishop to our young people and Bishop Rachel speaks to a trauma specialist, a cartographer and an expert in global disaster relief… the latest DiocesanContinue reading

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Cotswold priest appointed to conservation board

Cotswold priest appointed to conservation board

18 Aug

John Swanton has been appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment to the Cotswolds Conservation Board, which oversees the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Canon John Swanton,Continue reading

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The Ven Phil Andrew’s sermon for Sunday 23 August

The Ven Phil Andrew’s sermon for Sunday 23 August

18 Aug

Every week, we’re sharing a sermon so that those who can’t access biblical teaching for whatever reason, or who would like to share the sermon from senior clergy, can doContinue reading

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Building for the future: Church holds housing development conference

Building for the future: Church holds housing development conference

17 Aug

On 29 September, the Diocese of Gloucester is holding a conference called ‘Living with Beauty: promoting health, well-being and sustainable growth’

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EcoChurch zoom seminars

EcoChurch zoom seminars

14 Aug

Autumn dates for EcoChurch zoom seminars ‘Getting Started, and ‘Next Steps’

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Bishop Robert’s sermon for Sunday 16 August

Bishop Robert’s sermon for Sunday 16 August

12 Aug

Bishop Robert shares his sermon for Sunday 16 August. Every week, we’re sharing a sermon so that those who can’t access biblical teaching for whatever reason, or who would likeContinue reading

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Podcast Episode 11: Singleness. Bishop Rachel in conversation with the Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar

Podcast Episode 11: Singleness. Bishop Rachel in conversation with the Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar

11 Aug

Bishop Rachel talks with the Reverend Canon Sandra Millar about living life as a single person, particularly during lockdown. Listen now to the latest podcast episode: Play or subscribe viaContinue reading

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Creationtide 2020: resources for clergy and readers

Creationtide 2020: resources for clergy and readers

10 Aug

Every year the Season of Creation runs from the Orthodox New Year on 1 September until St Francis Day on Sunday 4 October.  Creationtide was initiated by the Eastern Orthodox ChurchContinue reading

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Bundles of help for new mums

Bundles of help for new mums

10 Aug

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a Norfolk branch of the charity Baby Basics and has brought together some big brands to donate essential supplies to vulnerable mums of new babies.Continue reading

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SAS meets in Gloucester Church

SAS meets in Gloucester Church

10 Aug

St Catharine’s Church in Gloucester has been working with Kingsholm Primary School to support families who may struggle to feed their children this summer. The church usually runs a summerContinue reading

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Cultural Recovery Funding

Cultural Recovery Funding

06 Aug

Details of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund have now been revealed. There are three funds relevant to churches. The note below, prepared by colleagues from the Church Building Council, providesContinue reading

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Mud, mess and mystery: Autumn to Christmas. 24th September on zoom.

Mud, mess and mystery: Autumn to Christmas. 24th September on zoom.

06 Aug

New zoom date on 24th September to explore outdoors worship.

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Bishop Rachel’s message for 4 August 2020

Bishop Rachel’s message for 4 August 2020

04 Aug

Today’s gospel reading for a service of Holy Communion happens to include the verses for this Sunday (Matthew 14: 22-33).

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Downloadable music from A Church Near You

Downloadable music from A Church Near You

04 Aug

The Church of England, working with St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal School of Church Music, is delighted to be providing a resource of rights-free music for use on streamed services.Continue reading

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Ride + Stride gets 2020 go ahead

Ride + Stride gets 2020 go ahead

04 Aug

In a year where many events have been cancelled or postponed, the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has given the go-ahead for the annual Ride+Stride event to take place. Every year,Continue reading

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