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Tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

Tea and prayer drop-ins for Brexit

18 Mar

Bishop Rachel is calling for communities to join together in conversation and prayer as Brexit discussions reach a pivotal point.

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Caretaker for Discover DeCrypt, Gloucester

Caretaker for Discover DeCrypt, Gloucester

13 Mar

  Post: Caretaker, Discover DeCrypt Hours: 0.25FT 10 hours per week Salary: £4,628 pa (£8.90 per hour) Start Date:1 April 2019 Responsible to: Project Managers   The Caretaker will be responsible for keeping the schoolroom, and parts of the church,Continue reading

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Open Day – to explore ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester

Open Day – to explore ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester

08 Mar

Are you looking to explore the next steps on your ministry journey? We believe The Diocese of Gloucester is a great place in which to minister.  We are small enoughContinue reading

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

08 Mar

‘I pray that ‘dignity’ and ‘potential’ might be writ large in their lives.’

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Good News Story: Croatia Sports Ministry Training

Good News Story: Croatia Sports Ministry Training

07 Mar

During February half-term I had the privilege of working with Scripture Union (SU) Croatia, where as part of their ‘discovery training’ week for SU staff from across Europe, I ledContinue reading

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Clergy Vacancies Open Day

Clergy Vacancies Open Day

06 Mar

Are you looking to explore the next steps on your ministry journey? Bishop Rachel would like to invite clergy considering the possibility of a new post to join her, BishopContinue reading

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Open Day – to explore ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester

Open Day – to explore ministry in the Diocese of Gloucester

05 Mar

Tuesday 9 April 11-3pm Are you looking to explore the next steps on your ministry journey? We believe The Diocese of Gloucester is a great place in which to minister. Continue reading

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Wholeness and Healing Day a great success

Wholeness and Healing Day a great success

05 Mar

People from all over the Diocese of Gloucester came together for an amazing day of healing and wholeness in Churchdown last weekend. A day for God to work within people andContinue reading

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Bishop and leading charity join forces to urge greater action on body image and self-harm among children

Bishop and leading charity join forces to urge greater action on body image and self-harm among children

27 Feb

In response to rising numbers of children self-harming, the Bishop of Gloucester and The Children’s Society have come together to … [contd.]

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Biker service at St Arilda’s Oldbury on Severn Sunday 17th March 2019

Biker service at St Arilda’s Oldbury on Severn Sunday 17th March 2019

27 Feb

On Sunday 17th March at 11am, bikers will be gathering for a service at St Arilda’s Church in Oldbury-on-Severn, BS35 1QG. Reverend Jan van der Lely has kindly offered herContinue reading

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Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Gloucester

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Gloucester

27 Feb

  Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Gloucester Band 6: £12,776 – £15,000 (£21,294 – £25,003 FTE) 21 hours per week, 4 or 5 days per week The Gloucester DiocesanContinue reading

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Diocesan Advisory Committee celebrates 100 years!

Diocesan Advisory Committee celebrates 100 years!

26 Feb

  The celebration of the centenary of the founding of Gloucester DAC took place on 21 February – one hundred years to the day after the first ever meeting ofContinue reading

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Join us for WILD & FIT inside Gloucester Cathedral

Join us for WILD & FIT inside Gloucester Cathedral

13 Feb

Ever done an exercise class in a cathedral? Wild and Fit is going to be an fantastic wellbeing event, fun for the all ages and abilities – lycra optional! FundsContinue reading

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Diocesan Celebration of Healing and Wholeness, Churchdown

Diocesan Celebration of Healing and Wholeness, Churchdown

07 Feb

Join us for a day of prayer, healing and wholeness. Meet with a spiritual director or take part in one of the many (quiet) activities going on!

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PSALMS good news story – St Paul’s update

PSALMS good news story – St Paul’s update

04 Feb

  PSALMS love to encourage and support Churches in their ministry. St Pauls in Cheltenham have been kicking a ball around in their local park for years, serving as aContinue reading

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Ecclesiastical have updated their advice on metal theft

Ecclesiastical have updated their advice on metal theft

01 Feb

They report that ‘Lead, copper and stainless steel roof coverings, roof flashings, copper lightning conductors and lead rainwater pipes have all been targeted. Whilst world demand for metal remains strongContinue reading

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Churches are seeing 97% increase in donations as they turn to contactless technology for their collection plates

Churches are seeing 97% increase in donations as they turn to contactless technology for their collection plates

01 Feb

The Church of England has been rolling out contactless collection plates across the UK since last September with churches in London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Peterborough at the front ofContinue reading

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Gloucester Catherdral: Entry by Donation

Gloucester Catherdral: Entry by Donation

31 Jan

  Gloucester Cathedral has always asked for donations from their visitors but despite improved interpretation and facilities, the average visitor donation stubbornly remains at 50 pence. In total, this providesContinue reading

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Call for Steward assistance at The Christian Arts Festival

Call for Steward assistance at The Christian Arts Festival

31 Jan

Christian Arts Festival Stewards Please click on the flyer and circulate to anyone interested in Stewarding for the Christian Arts Festival 2019 and therefore getting to see the events theyContinue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening and Wildlife Conservation

Guerrilla Gardening and Wildlife Conservation

30 Jan

Congratulations to St Mary’s parish church at Witcombe with Bentham who have secured a £250 grant to develop their wildlife garden. Plans to create a photographic survey of lichens, sensitiveContinue reading

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Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle

Celebrating 50 years of The Children’s Society’s Christingle

29 Jan

As many of you will be aware, 2018 was a very special year for Christingle, as it marked 50 years since the first Christingle service on behalf of The Children’sContinue reading

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Under 5 and flourishing

Under 5 and flourishing

25 Jan

On 30 March 2019, we will be running a day full of inspiration and exploration for anyone engaging with our youngest children

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Tetbury bell-ringing walkers raise £63,000 for Syrian refugees

Tetbury bell-ringing walkers raise £63,000 for Syrian refugees

25 Jan

Donna Crowther is not a party animal, but she is a walker, a bell-ringer and Christian Aid supporter, and she likes a challenge, so she decided to celebrate her 50thContinue reading

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Trustee of Discover DeCrypt, Gloucester

Trustee of Discover DeCrypt, Gloucester

21 Jan

Discover DeCrypt will be an exciting new addition to Gloucester city centre in 2019. The site comprises an extraordinary Grade I listed mediaeval consecrated church, and Grade II* listed TudorContinue reading

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Brexit – living in uncertain times

Brexit – living in uncertain times

17 Jan

Bishop Rachel reflects on Brexit and the coming weeks and months.

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Running an art exhibition at your church: Case study – St Mary’s Church, Bibury

Running an art exhibition at your church: Case study – St Mary’s Church, Bibury

14 Jan

As an example of an art exhibition in a church, Paul Hobbs has written a report on a show of his at St Mary’s Church, Bibury. The exhibition was comprisedContinue reading

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Discover DeCrypt’s Community Art Project: Dry Bones Live

Discover DeCrypt’s Community Art Project: Dry Bones Live

14 Jan

“And shall these dry bones live?” Ezekiel. Discover DeCrypt is the project to regenerate the historic church of St Mary de Crypt and the Old Crypt Schoolroom in Southgate Street,Continue reading

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Shapes for Living

Shapes for Living

10 Jan

We are pleased to announce the Diocese of Gloucester’s new Lent course for 2019.

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Bishop Rachel debates in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel debates in the House of Lords

10 Jan

House of Lords Tuesday 8 January 2019 Bishop Rachel spoke as part of a debate in the House of Lords this week about what steps the Government are taking to supportContinue reading

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Partners for mission

Partners for mission

10 Jan

A letter from Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel Dear Colleagues Partners for Mission  Many of you will remember us writing to you in June 2017 inviting expressions of interest forContinue reading

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Ministry Experience Scheme

Ministry Experience Scheme

10 Jan

Diocese of Gloucester Ministry Experience Scheme Are you aged between 18-30 and passionate about your faith? Do you feel called to public Christian ministry, but don’t know what type orContinue reading

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New Church Army centre of mission

New Church Army centre of mission

08 Jan

We are delighted to be able to report that Church Army have accepted our invitation to establish a new Centre of Mission in the Diocese as part of an establishedContinue reading

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Encouraging Sports Mission update from PSALMS

Encouraging Sports Mission update from PSALMS

08 Jan

Last year one lunchtime club had 10 attending, now almost 50 kids per week are hearing and interacting with faith in an active way

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Volunteering at Leyhill Grounds Café

Volunteering at Leyhill Grounds Café

07 Jan

Leyhill Grounds Café was opened in July 2017 and is located just outside of the HMPPS Leyhill prison entrance. It is run as a social enterprise in order to provideContinue reading

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Book review: Furrows Turned

Book review: Furrows Turned

07 Jan

New Book: Furrows Turned by the Revd David Newell This book describes both a spiritual journey and an agricultural one. Throughout his career David was at the forefront of changesContinue reading

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Appointments and changes in the Mission and Ministry Department

Appointments and changes in the Mission and Ministry Department

07 Jan

At the beginning of 2019 there will be some important changes in the Mission and Ministry Department following David Runcorn’s departure as Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Warden ofContinue reading

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