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Introducing Chris Langham, the Deanery Eco Advisor for the Severn Vale Deanery

Introducing Chris Langham, the Deanery Eco Advisor for the Severn Vale Deanery

Tuesday 04 October

A childhood spent in the densely populated city of Portsmouth, led Chris to a lifelong love of the great outdoors and a sense of responsibility for caring for the planet.Continue reading

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Eco campaigner Josie lights up her school

Eco campaigner Josie lights up her school

Tuesday 04 October

PV panels have been fitted to the roof of Bussage Church of England Primary School after a 10-year-old school girl inspired her local community to take action on the environment.Continue reading

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Clergy Conference 2022 – Bishop Rachel’s sermon

Clergy Conference 2022 – Bishop Rachel’s sermon

Tuesday 04 October

Every few years, clergy and lay leaders from our diocese go away for a conference, to learn, reflect, worship and reconnect. During the conference, Bishop Rachel gave a sermon callingContinue reading

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OneDiocese blog: Becca’s call to Make it Slavery Free

OneDiocese blog: Becca’s call to Make it Slavery Free

Tuesday 04 October

Anti-Slavery Day is on 18 October and we’re encouraging everyone to take the Make it Slavery Free pledge either on the day, or at a time that works for you.Continue reading

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Couple run marathon to help Longhope Church bells ring again

Couple run marathon to help Longhope Church bells ring again

Tuesday 04 October

Beth and Tom Baker, who go to Longhope Church in the Forest of Dean, have just completed the London Marathon, which took place on 2 October, to help raise fundsContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert, 4 October 2022

Message from Bishop Robert, 4 October 2022

Tuesday 04 October

It was a very special privilege to gather last week with clergy and some of our lay leaders from across the diocese for our tri-annual Diocesan Clergy Conference. As the Church, we are charged in this time to share God’s love and to work for the coming of the Kingdom. So we return from the conference recommitted to sharing in this great commission with you, with the whole baptised people of God and with partners of goodwill across our communities.

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Practical suggestions to help parishes save energy and money

Practical suggestions to help parishes save energy and money

Monday 03 October

For parishes and churches looking to save energy and money this autumn and winter, this advice note has been created to offer suggestions and useful tips to consider.   WatchContinue reading

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Churches asked to ‘Ring out for Climate!’ on 5 November 2022

Churches asked to ‘Ring out for Climate!’ on 5 November 2022

Monday 03 October

As political leaders around the world prepare for COP27, Edward Gildea, a Christian Aid Climate Action Organiser, invites churches across the diocese to ring out their bells and come togetherContinue reading

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Follow the Star: The Great Invitation – Advent 2022

Follow the Star: The Great Invitation – Advent 2022

Friday 30 September

It’s that time of year when worshipping communities across the diocese are starting to plan their Christmas events and services. This week, the Church of England launched its 2022 ChristmasContinue reading

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Raising awareness of domestic abuse: A message from Bishop Rachel

Raising awareness of domestic abuse: A message from Bishop Rachel

Friday 30 September

Bishop Robert and I welcome the new e-learning module called ‘Raising awareness of Domestic Abuse’.

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Diocesan Director of Education – Diocese of Gloucester

Diocesan Director of Education – Diocese of Gloucester

Thursday 29 September

Diocesan Director of Education The Diocese of Gloucester is looking for an inspiring and entrepreneurial leader who models the highest professional standards to be its next Director of Education. TheContinue reading

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Deanery Youth Connectors x 3 – Diocese of Gloucester

Deanery Youth Connectors x 3 – Diocese of Gloucester

Wednesday 28 September

Deanery Youth Connectors x 3Part time (7 hours per week)Band 5 £5,340 per annum (£26,703 FTE) We are looking for 3 Deanery Youth Connectors who will bring enthusiasm and energyContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 27 September 2022

Message from Bishop Rachel, 27 September 2022

Tuesday 27 September

Next month is International Black History Month and it leaves me feeling uneasy. It’s not because I don’t agree with bringing Black history into the frame or ensuring that so many stories about people and places are made visible, or that we are challenged regarding racial justice; rather, my uneasiness is because it can look as if people only need to think about all these things for one month of every year.

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Shoebox gifts to show Ukraine we care

Shoebox gifts to show Ukraine we care

Tuesday 27 September

Children leaving church primary school across the Diocese of Gloucester collected and sent over 500 shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in Ukraine over the summer, as well as donatingContinue reading

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A Ride + Stride to remember for St James’, Quedegely

A Ride + Stride to remember for St James’, Quedegely

Monday 26 September

A group of nine intrepid riders met at St James’ Church, Quedegely, on Saturday 10 September, ready to cycle 28 miles visiting churches as part of the annual Ride + Stride fundraising event for Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT).

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Footage from the 2022 Readers’ Day

Footage from the 2022 Readers’ Day

Saturday 24 September

The Readers’ Day service of admission, licensing and re-commitment to Reader ministry was live streamed on Saturday 24 September.

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Conservation of table tombs in Gloucestershire churchyards

Conservation of table tombs in Gloucestershire churchyards

Friday 23 September

Adam Klups, Senior Church Buildings Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester, together with Gloucestershire-based stone conservator Graham O’Hare remotely attended the Congress of the International Institute for Conservation of HistoricContinue reading

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Churches celebrate Messy Church Goes Wild Roadshow launch

Churches celebrate Messy Church Goes Wild Roadshow launch

Friday 23 September

Messy Church Goes Wild was officially launched at the Christian Adventure Centre in Viney Hill on Saturday. It’s the latest offering from the Bible Reading Fellowship’s popular Messy Church, butContinue reading

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Domestic Abuse Commissioner and the Bishop of Gloucester visit Women’s Centre and HMP Eastwood Park

Domestic Abuse Commissioner and the Bishop of Gloucester visit Women’s Centre and HMP Eastwood Park

Friday 23 September

The Anglican Bishop for Prisons, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, visited the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester and HMP Eastwood Park.

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Pioneer Ministry Blog: There is freedom in unwinding

Pioneer Ministry Blog: There is freedom in unwinding

Thursday 22 September

Blog by Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist, Gloucester Centre of Mission Recently, I had a 3-year review for my work as a Church Army evangelist. As part of that review, peopleContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert, 20 September 2022

Message from Bishop Robert, 20 September 2022

Tuesday 20 September

It will be a great joy to welcome our Reader community to the Cathedral this coming Saturday for our Annual Reader Day and, in the afternoon, our Annual Service during which Bishop Rachel will be admitting three new Readers who have now completed their training.

Readers have a long and distinguished history of ministry and play a significant part in the ministry of the church today and we owe them a great debt of thanks. Of course, their ministry is significant for all they do in preaching, teaching, pastoral care and, more recently, in pioneer ministry. It is, however, equally significant for what Readers are.

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Eco Church Silver Award for St Lawrence’s, Lechlade

Eco Church Silver Award for St Lawrence’s, Lechlade

Tuesday 20 September

St Lawrence’s Church in Lechlade is celebrating after achieving a Silver Eco Church Award and is already looking at the requirements for Gold level. Their environment work is championed inContinue reading

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Bishop’s Cleeve bids farewell to the Revd Malc Allen

Bishop’s Cleeve bids farewell to the Revd Malc Allen

Tuesday 20 September

On Sunday 11 September, the Revd Malc Allen led his final service at St Michael and All Angels, Bishop’s Cleeve. Over 200 members of the local worshipping community attended toContinue reading

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Primrose Hill Primary Church of England Academy celebrates Ofsted report

Primrose Hill Primary Church of England Academy celebrates Ofsted report

Tuesday 20 September

Primrose Hill Primary C of E Academy in Lydney has been awarded an Ofsted ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the five areas inspected. Inspectors visited the school atContinue reading

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Special service gives thanks for the life and reign of The Late Queen

Special service gives thanks for the life and reign of The Late Queen

Tuesday 20 September

Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Gloucester Cathedral, the Diocese of Gloucester and Gloucestershire Lieutenancy hosted a special service, which took place at the Cathedral on Sunday 18 September at 3pm.

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Bishop Rachel interviewed live on BBC One

Bishop Rachel interviewed live on BBC One

Tuesday 20 September

Bishop Rachel was interviewed live on BBC One by Kirsty Young as part of the BBC’s coverage of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service.

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Vigil to be held at Gloucester Cathedral on the eve of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Vigil to be held at Gloucester Cathedral on the eve of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Friday 16 September

On Sunday 18 September at 8pm, Gloucester Cathedral will be observing a nationwide minute of silence, followed by a candlelit vigil. All are welcome.

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 13 September 2022

Message from Bishop Rachel, 13 September 2022

Tuesday 13 September

Last Tuesday, many of us were looking at pictures of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, receiving our new Prime Minister. Amid a time of yet more political upheaval and economic uncertainty, the Queen was there – that figure of constancy and unity. Then, just 48 hours later, everything changed, and this Tuesday we find ourselves mourning the death of a beloved Queen.

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Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II to be held at Gloucester Cathedral

Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for the Life of Queen Elizabeth II to be held at Gloucester Cathedral

Tuesday 13 September

The service will be live-streamed and you are very welcome to join us online. An order of service and Bishop Rachel’s sermon can be downloaded from this page.

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Broadcast licensing for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral: special dispensation

Broadcast licensing for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral: special dispensation

Tuesday 13 September

Many worshipping communities may want to come together and watch the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, so the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensationContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords

Monday 12 September

On Saturday the Bishop of Gloucester was in the House of Lords participating in the many hours of tributes to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Watch in full:

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Queen Elizabeth II: Books of condolence

Queen Elizabeth II: Books of condolence

Friday 09 September

In response to the sad news of Her Majesty The Queen’s death, many churches in the diocese have opened books of condolence.

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A message to our worshipping communities from Bishop Rachel on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

A message to our worshipping communities from Bishop Rachel on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Friday 09 September

“It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Queen’s death. As our sense of loss ripples out across the nation, Commonwealth and world, we give thanksContinue reading

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On the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Resources for worshipping communities

On the death of Queen Elizabeth II: Resources for worshipping communities

Thursday 08 September

Resources for worshipping communities

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Statements from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Statements from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday 08 September

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal family, and we offer them our deepest condolences.

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Community meals bring families together in Lydney

Community meals bring families together in Lydney

Tuesday 06 September

Throughout the school summer holidays, churches in Lydney were busy providing a weekly meal to families. Jane Penny of Churches Together in Lydney shares how this simple initiative opened up opportunities for connection and friendship.

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