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A message from Bishop Rachel: Diocesan Synod  Presidential Address

A message from Bishop Rachel: Diocesan Synod Presidential Address

30 Nov

Tomorrow is Advent Sunday – the start of the new Church year  – and with Advent comes a time of watching and waiting. You might feel as if you’ve done a bit too much of that recently.

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Nov 29: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 29: join us in prayer today at 6pm

29 Nov

Today we pray for family, friends and loved ones. We lift to God those we hold in our hearts – praying for their health, their well-being and their sense ofContinue reading

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Nov 28: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 28: join us in prayer today at 6pm

28 Nov

Today we pray for all who are grieving, and all suffering with physical and mental ill-health. We ask that in God’s great loving kindness they might know God’s sustaining presenceContinue reading

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Godly Play Advent videos 2020

Godly Play Advent videos 2020

27 Nov

The Revd Jo Wetherall shares videos to take us through Advent using the Godly Play materials. Feel the anticipation as Christmas comes closer and the special day that changes everythingContinue reading

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Nov 27: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 27: join us in prayer today at 6pm

27 Nov

Today we pray for those who are in positions of authority, with responsibility for decision making at national and local level. We ask that God would give great wisdom, and deepContinue reading

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Nov 26: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 26: join us in prayer today at 6pm

26 Nov

Today we pray for the NHS and other key workers. Today we voice our gratitude for those who serve this country in the National Health Service and pray for thatContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel’s new book Encounters: Jesus, connection and story: past, present and future.

Bishop Rachel’s new book Encounters: Jesus, connection and story: past, present and future.

26 Nov

Encounters Jesus, connection and story: past, present and future By Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester ‘Bishop Rachel’s book reminds us that the tangle and connectedness of human lives cannot beContinue reading

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Nov 25: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 25: join us in prayer today at 6pm

25 Nov

Join us today at 6pm as we pray for businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing. We lift before God those who have lost their jobs and face an uncertain andContinue reading

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Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness

25 Nov

If you are experiencing domestic and sexual abuse during lockdown, the rules allow you to leave your home for safety reasons. These services are all offering support to people inContinue reading

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Nov 24: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 24: join us in prayer today at 6pm

24 Nov

Today we pray for the elderly, isolated and vulnerable. We echo God’s commitment to those most at risk of this virus by praying for those who are particularly vulnerable. #PrayerForTheNation

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Christmas trails round up

Christmas trails round up

24 Nov

Churches across the diocese are planning Christmas trails to spread some comfort and joy in their local communities.

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Sponsored toilet block supports Tanzanian school children

Sponsored toilet block supports Tanzanian school children

24 Nov

The congregation at St Philp’s and St James Church, Hucclecote has sponsored a new toilet block for Murubona school, in Western Tanganyika. Murubona School which is in our partner DioceseContinue reading

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Nov 23: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 23: join us in prayer today at 6pm

23 Nov

Today we pray for schools and colleges, children and young people. We pray that all might be nurtured and that no-one would be overlooked. #PrayerForTheNation

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Ride+Stride 2020 raises over £35k

Ride+Stride 2020 raises over £35k

23 Nov

Ride+Stride 2020 was a huge success, raising £35,000+ for church renovation and improvement grants in the area

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Nov 22: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 22: join us in prayer today at 6pm

22 Nov

Today we pray for family, friends and loved ones. We lift to God those we hold in our hearts – praying for their health, their well-being and their sense ofContinue reading

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Nov 21: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 21: join us in prayer today at 6pm

21 Nov

Today we pray for all who are grieving, and all suffering with physical and mental ill-health. We ask that in God’s great loving kindness they might know God’s sustaining presenceContinue reading

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Nov 20: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 20: join us in prayer today at 6pm

20 Nov

Today we pray for those who are in positions of authority, with responsibility for decision making at national and local level. We ask that God would give great wisdom, and deepContinue reading

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Spiritual support for the older generation

Spiritual support for the older generation

20 Nov

A new network of chaplains in Cheltenham and Bishop’s Cleeve is planned, to provide older people in hospitals and care homes with spiritual support. During the Covid-19 crisis, many ofContinue reading

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Nov 19: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 19: join us in prayer today at 6pm

19 Nov

Today we pray for the NHS and other key workers. Today we voice our gratitude for those who serve this country in the National Health Service and pray for thatContinue reading

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Nov 18: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 18: join us in prayer today at 6pm

18 Nov

Join us today at 6pm as we pray for businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing. We lift before God those who have lost their jobs and face an uncertain andContinue reading

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Nov 17: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 17: join us in prayer today at 6pm

17 Nov

Today we pray for the elderly, isolated and vulnerable. We echo God’s commitment to those most at risk of this virus by praying for those who are particularly vulnerable. #PrayerForTheNation

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National Maintenance Week 20-27 November

National Maintenance Week 20-27 November

17 Nov

National Maintenance Week is taking place at the end of November, just as winter weather threatens its worst. This year, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) isContinue reading

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How can I help this Christmas?

How can I help this Christmas?

17 Nov

This Christmas, many people will be in difficult situations and linking with organisations across the diocese, we are sharing some positive ways you can make a difference in people’s lives.Continue reading

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To the peaks and beyond

To the peaks and beyond

17 Nov

Fiona Crocker, Vicar of Cam with Stinchcombe  blogs about her lockdown fundraising challenge.

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Support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

17 Nov

How you can support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence In support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10Continue reading

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Independent Faith Engagement Review: call for evidence

Independent Faith Engagement Review: call for evidence

17 Nov

On 10 October 2019, the government announced that Colin Bloom had been appointed as the Faith Engagement Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). As FaithContinue reading

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Seven winners in Restoring Paradise competition

Seven winners in Restoring Paradise competition

16 Nov

The LIFE vision group for Creative Arts, in conjunction with Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival held a competition to design a piece of art on the theme ‘Eden: Restoring Paradise’. OverContinue reading

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Nov 16: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 16: join us in prayer today at 6pm

16 Nov

Today we pray for schools and colleges, children and young people. We pray that all might be nurtured and that no-one would be overlooked. #PrayerForTheNation

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Let’s be clear: Reduce isolation for thousands of people

Let’s be clear: Reduce isolation for thousands of people

16 Nov

We’re supporting the Barnwood Trust’s Let’s Be Clear Campaign, promoting clear face masks and clearer communication across Gloucestershire. Clear face masks make it easier for people who rely on lipContinue reading

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Nov 15: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 15: join us in prayer today at 6pm

15 Nov

Today we pray for family, friends and loved ones. We lift to God those we hold in our hearts – praying for their health, their well-being and their sense ofContinue reading

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Nov 14: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 14: join us in prayer today at 6pm

14 Nov

Today we pray for all who are grieving, and all suffering with physical and mental ill-health. We ask that in God’s great loving kindness they might know God’s sustaining presenceContinue reading

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Nov 13: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 13: join us in prayer today at 6pm

13 Nov

Today we pray for those who are in positions of authority, with responsibility for decision making at national and local level. We ask that God would give great wisdom, and deepContinue reading

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Nov 12: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 12: join us in prayer today at 6pm

12 Nov

Today we pray for the NHS and other key workers. Today we voice our gratitude for those who serve this country in the National Health Service and pray for thatContinue reading

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Tic+ – Finance Manager Vacancy

Tic+ – Finance Manager Vacancy

12 Nov

  Job Vacancy Position: Finance Manager Hours; 30/wk Salary: £37,030 FTE, dependent upon experience     TIC+ are a charity who provides counselling, support and care for young people andContinue reading

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Nov 11: join us in prayer today at 6pm

Nov 11: join us in prayer today at 6pm

11 Nov

Join us today at 6pm as we pray for businesses, the workplace and economic wellbeing. We lift before God those who have lost their jobs and face an uncertain andContinue reading

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Pastoral Assistant

Pastoral Assistant

11 Nov

Sharing the Pastoral Ministry Pastoral Assistants are men and women who share in the ministry of caring for churchgoers, and wider community.  They have a heart for others, reflecting theContinue reading

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