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National Churches Trust Grants for Listed and Unlisted Churches

National Churches Trust Grants for Listed and Unlisted Churches

21 May

The National Churches Trust has three main grant programmes: Foundation, Gateway and Cornerstone, and administers one more, on behalf of Maintenance Booker: Preventative Maintenance Micro-grants. In order to be eligible,Continue reading

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Enter your church building project for the 2019 Church Architecture Awards

Enter your church building project for the 2019 Church Architecture Awards

20 May

If your church has opened a new extension, completed a re-ordering scheme or undergone a major repair or conservation project, enter it for 2019 Church Architecture Awards!  Run by the NationalContinue reading

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Impact of our collaborative ‘Real Me’ resource

Impact of our collaborative ‘Real Me’ resource

14 May

BRF have shared an incredible story about the impact of our collaborative ‘Real Me’ resource…

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Intergenerational invitations for FestivALL: July 2019

Intergenerational invitations for FestivALL: July 2019

13 May

Gloucester Diocese is an active member of the multi-agency movement, FestivALL. As a partnership, we are working together to break down barriers in our communities across ethnicity, faith, ability, sexualContinue reading

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Faith Encounters: RE & Art Competition Results SPRING 2019

Faith Encounters: RE & Art Competition Results SPRING 2019

13 May

The Christian Arts Festival, the Diocesan Creative Arts Steering Group and the Education Department in the Diocese have worked in partnership to run a Spring Art & RE competition forContinue reading

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New Adviser for the Ministry of Ordained Women

New Adviser for the Ministry of Ordained Women

13 May

A warm welcome to the *protected email* who is the new advisor for the Ministry of Ordained Women within the Diocese.

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Gloucester Cathedral to host European Election Hustings

Gloucester Cathedral to host European Election Hustings

13 May

Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm-9.00pm The Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral (Chapter House open from 7.00pm for those wishing to submit questions)  Gloucester Cathedral, in partnership with Gloucestershire Churches Together, willContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks about the IICSA Report regarding Peter Ball

Bishop Rachel speaks about the IICSA Report regarding Peter Ball

10 May

“Indefensible failures of those in authority in the Church at that time to take the right action”

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Save the Date: LIFE Party 9 November

A letter from Bishop Rachel – My sabbatical

A letter from Bishop Rachel – My sabbatical

09 May

‘Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’’ John 20:19 In this season of Eastertide I want to thank you once again for all the waysContinue reading

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A message from Bishop Robert: Churches Together in Gloucestershire

A message from Bishop Robert: Churches Together in Gloucestershire

09 May

There has been a review of the work of Churches Together in Gloucestershire and a change in the funding arrangements from the sponsoring denominations I regret we are no longerContinue reading

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Sports Ministry: The Gathering 1-3 July 2019

Sports Ministry: The Gathering 1-3 July 2019

09 May

The Gathering is a unique opportunity to experience and be coached in Mission through Sport over three days between 1-3 July 2019. Each participant will experience and reflect on approachesContinue reading

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Incumbent and administrator training event

Incumbent and administrator training event

09 May

Thursday 10 October 2019, 9.20am to 2.30pm, Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8EA Invitation to all clergy and administrators: Following on from a successful event heldContinue reading

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Community Pride 2019 Grants – Cheltenham

Community Pride 2019 Grants – Cheltenham

02 May

Cheltenham Borough Council’s Community Pride Fund 2019 is now open for applications for funding to support community projects across Cheltenham.  £30,000 is available to support community-owned projects that will buildContinue reading

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ExploreChurches website now offers free Event Publicity

ExploreChurches website now offers free Event Publicity

02 May

Whether it’s a flower festival, concert, summer fair or beer festival, you can now send the details to ExploreChurches via an online form to publicise your event! ExploreChurches will promoteContinue reading

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Heritage Open Days 2019 – registration now open!

Heritage Open Days 2019 – registration now open!

02 May

Register your church events for Heritage Open Days 2019 This is the UK’s largest festival of history and culture – is now accepting events to register to take part inContinue reading

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Funding for Security at Places of Worship

Funding for Security at Places of Worship

02 May

A further round of funding for security at places of worship has been announced by the government. Applications for the scheme have not opened yet and it is presently anticipatedContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Thy Kingdom Come 2019

01 May

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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Calling Cotswolds Churches!

Calling Cotswolds Churches!

01 May

Community Projects Fund Criteria for Applicants Applications for grant aid will only be considered for projects that fall within the Cotswold District Council Boundary. Applications will not be considered whereContinue reading

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Personal stories of healing

Personal stories of healing

29 Apr

Diocese of Gloucester, Stories of Healing & Wholeness – Some of these personal stories have been anonymised, the people who were healed have given permission for their stories to beContinue reading

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Come and Join us at the 2019 Jazz Festival

Come and Join us at the 2019 Jazz Festival

28 Apr

Continuing our partnership Cheltenham Festivals, our Chatterbox tent will return for the first Cheltenham Festival of 2019 – Jazz. Over 20,000 visitors are expect to participate over the festival’s 6Continue reading

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Catalyst: Your Voice – for young Christians

Catalyst: Your Voice – for young Christians

26 Apr

Saturday 27 April We would love to hear the opinions of young people on church, faith and what we could be doing as a church to support them.  If you’reContinue reading

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Cirencester Mothers’ Union join the GB Spring Clean

Cirencester Mothers’ Union join the GB Spring Clean

26 Apr

Last Tuesday afternoon, a small, but enthusiastic group of members met to take part in the Great British Spring Clean and spent an hour and a half litter-picking.  In additionContinue reading

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Act of remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral Sunday 28th April

Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day sermon

Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day sermon

21 Apr

Today we gather in a place of hope. Christ is risen from the dead.

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Chrism Eucharist at Gloucester Cathedral

Chrism Eucharist at Gloucester Cathedral

18 Apr

Bishop Rachel’s Chrism Eucharist sermon is now available

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Fire Safety Advice

Fire Safety Advice

18 Apr

With the images of Notre Dame Cathedral shrouded in flames and smoke still before our eyes, we are reminded how devastating fire can be for cathedrals and church buildings ofContinue reading

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CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS – VE DAY 75

CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS – VE DAY 75

17 Apr

Dear Sir or Madam CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS – VE DAY 75  The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war, so the 75th anniversaryContinue reading

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Archbishops ask cathedrals and churches to toll bells for Notre Dame

Archbishops ask cathedrals and churches to toll bells for Notre Dame

17 Apr

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday (18 AprilContinue reading

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Multi Sports Camp a Great Sucess!

Multi Sports Camp a Great Sucess!

16 Apr

On the 18-19 of February, Nathan Youlton who works for PSALMS, ran a Multi Sports camp alongside the vicars, ministers and volunteers from two local churches in Innsworth Community HallContinue reading

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Vocations Sunday

Vocations Sunday

15 Apr

Every year Vocations Sunday is the third Sunday after Easter; this year it is 12 May

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Down Apney to march to new beat

Down Apney to march to new beat

15 Apr

Acclaimed composer, Debbie Wiseman OBE, who has written music for TV (Wolf Hall, Father Brown) and film (Wilde, Edie), and is Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, has agreed to writeContinue reading

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Struggle and hope – Bishop Rachel’s Holy Week

Struggle and hope – Bishop Rachel’s Holy Week

11 Apr

Bishop Rachel will spend Holy Week visiting women in prison, patients in Gloucestershire Hospitals, a charity that supports children with additional needs and a social enterprise company that works toContinue reading

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New House of Commons Library Note on VAT and Churches

New House of Commons Library Note on VAT and Churches

10 Apr

The House of Commons Library has issued a new Briefing Note that examines how construction work for churches is treated for VAT in the UK: https://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=22274

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National Churches Trust Foundation Grants for Maintenance

National Churches Trust Foundation Grants for Maintenance

09 Apr

Foundation Grants are available to churches of all Christian denominations around the United Kingdom towards work that addresses urgent maintenance, as identified as a priority in a recent Quinquennial InspectionContinue reading

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Please support Bishop Rachel in her sign language challenge

Please support Bishop Rachel in her sign language challenge

09 Apr

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek will learn 50 words in sign language to raise awareness of the work of the Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA). This challengeContinue reading

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