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Strategic Lead (Admissions, trusts and governance)

Strategic Lead (Admissions, trusts and governance)

11 Nov

  Strategic Lead (Admissions, trusts and governance) Part Time 0.6FTE 21 hours worked over three days Band 2b (£44,399 – £48,999 FTE) Location:  4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY TheContinue reading

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Personal Assistant to the Director of Mission and Ministry and Administrator for Head of Ministerial Development

Personal Assistant to the Director of Mission and Ministry and Administrator for Head of Ministerial Development

11 Nov

  Personal Assistant to the Director of Mission and Ministry and Administrator for Head of Ministerial Development Full Time Band 6 (£21,294 – £25,003) Location:  4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1Continue reading

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Grants for stained glass conservation

Grants for stained glass conservation

11 Nov

Grants for stained glass conservation The Glaziers Company has grants available for stained glass conservation. The closing date for the next round of grants is 7 February 2020. Applications haveContinue reading

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Taking God’s love to the streets of Gloucester

Taking God’s love to the streets of Gloucester

11 Nov

Gloucester Street Pastors go out in the evenings to live God’s love on Saturday nights. They are there to help people in trouble, to listen and to be a friendlyContinue reading

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Follow the Star – guest blog from Nick Davies

Follow the Star – guest blog from Nick Davies

11 Nov

Nick Davies, Team Rector in South Cheltenham writes … Last year, our church used the #FollowTheStar materials in social media, posters, Church decorations and branding to try to get messagesContinue reading

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Membership Officer, Full time (2 year contract)

Membership Officer, Full time (2 year contract)

05 Nov

Membership Officer, Full time (2 year contract) Salary: £22,307 – £27,080 per annum Come and help us make history… This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team asContinue reading

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Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

05 Nov

A look at what has been achieved in 2018 as part of our diocesan LIFE vision. We tell your stories about how you’ve been bringing the vision to LIFE whereContinue reading

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Impact award for one of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains

Impact award for one of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains

05 Nov

One of Gloucestershire’s first police chaplains, the Revd Pat Gifford, is up for a Gloucestershire Constabulary Impact Award. After nine years of volunteering as a police chaplain in her homeContinue reading

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Inclusive Communities Workshops for Gloucestershire

Inclusive Communities Workshops for Gloucestershire

04 Nov

Fun, free and interactive workshops and discussion groups to help your faith community on its inclusion journey.

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Unless the Lord builds the house

Unless the Lord builds the house

04 Nov

Bishop Robert’s recent article in Church of England Newspaper ‘But what’s it got to do with you?’ A blunt question from a perplexed Senior Planning Officer in one of ourContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel’s address to Diocesan Synod

Bishop Rachel’s address to Diocesan Synod

04 Nov

Presidential Address: Diocesan Synod 2 November 2019 The Right Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and startedContinue reading

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Explore faith: Your SHAPE for God’s Service

Explore faith: Your SHAPE for God’s Service

04 Nov

SHAPE is for anyone who wants to explore their faith more deeply. It can be a step towards specific vocational work but first and foremost it is about knowing ourselvesContinue reading

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Winter shelter: Sponsor a bed appeal

Winter shelter: Sponsor a bed appeal

01 Nov

Gloucester City Mission will soon be opening the Winter Shelter for the homeless and vulnerable in our city for the cold season. It costs £39,000 each year to run theContinue reading

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Have you booked your subsidised parish energy audit yet?

Have you booked your subsidised parish energy audit yet?

01 Nov

Churches in our diocese are being offered low cost, subsidised energy audits to churches. This comes as the Church of England’s Environmental Advisory Group has called for all parts of the Church to recognise the Climate Crisis

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Self-care: How to look after yourself on social media

Self-care: How to look after yourself on social media

01 Nov

A Church of England Digital Labs Learning Blog Have you seen the Labs Latest from the Digital Team at national Church? We’ve shared the monthly blog below. You can signContinue reading

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2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition

2019 Advent Calendar launches with competition

31 Oct

The 2019 Real Advent Calendar has been officially launched with a new 24 page Christmas story-activity book, a children’s competition, with profits helping to transform the lives of children inContinue reading

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Gloucester Cathedral Wins AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Award

Gloucester Cathedral Wins AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Award

31 Oct

Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has won the Historic Properties/Sites category at this year’s Association of Heritage Interpretation Awards. The biennial AHI Awards scheme recognises and rewards the bestContinue reading

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Party time!

Party time!

25 Oct

Everyone is invited to our free LIFE vision party.

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“What a difference a confirmation makes”

“What a difference a confirmation makes”

21 Oct

Isabel Winstanley tells us about her recent confirmation in Clearwell “During my career I was often heard to declare, ‘What a difference a difference makes’. It is a notion IContinue reading

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Coberley children encourage churchyard wildlife

Coberley children encourage churchyard wildlife

21 Oct

Children have been using Environment Fund money to look after nature in their local churchyard. A £250 grant from the Diocese of Gloucester Environment Fund has given children at CoberleyContinue reading

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Gloucestershire Reader to become part of ‘Archbishop’s College of Evangelists’

Gloucestershire Reader to become part of ‘Archbishop’s College of Evangelists’

21 Oct

The founder of Project Touchline, faith-based sports training, will become a member of the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists this Wednesday. Chris is a Reader in our Diocese and came upContinue reading

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Everyday faith series: Bringing values to life through sport

Everyday faith series: Bringing values to life through sport

21 Oct

When you live by the values of Jesus, everything else makes sense   As part of his faith at work series, Bishop Robert went to visit rugby coach and ReaderContinue reading

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Rachel shares her story in the House of Commons

Rachel shares her story in the House of Commons

17 Oct

At an event to highlight the importance of finding suitable accommodation for women released from prison, Rachel from Gloucester shared her extraordinary story.

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Modern slavery in Gloucestershire: be part of the solution

Modern slavery in Gloucestershire: be part of the solution

16 Oct

Bishop Robert will be joining with the Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Partnership (GASP) at an event on Friday 18 October, 5pm to 7pm to share more about modern slavery and human traffickingContinue reading

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Heritage Crime Forum, Worcester – 8 Nov 2019

Heritage Crime Forum, Worcester – 8 Nov 2019

16 Oct

West Mercia Police and The Churches Conservation Trust are delighted to host guests from across the heritage and ecclesiastical sectors for their inaugural Heritage Crime Forum at All Saints ChurchContinue reading

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Sports camp brings 18 children to faith

Sports camp brings 18 children to faith

14 Oct

Simon Fellows of PSALMS tells how a space academy themed summer camp brought 18 children to faith.

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Llanthony Secunda Priory – Call for Trustees!

Llanthony Secunda Priory – Call for Trustees!

10 Oct

  Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust is looking for new Trustees and a new Chair to join its Board as it moves into the next exciting phase of the Priory’s Reformation. OurContinue reading

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Bishops push for better support for women released from prison.

Bishops push for better support for women released from prison.

10 Oct

The Bishop of Gloucester and the Bishop of Newcastle hosted an event in the House of Commons to highlight the importance of finding suitable accommodation for women released from prison.Continue reading

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Lay Readers Licensed at Gloucester Cathedral

Lay Readers Licensed at Gloucester Cathedral

09 Oct

A big welcome to our new Lay Readers!

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A Christian response to Brexit

A Christian response to Brexit

09 Oct

A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert Our Diocesan LIFE vision through its ‘Engagement’ strand commits us to being advocates for human flourishing, but there can be no doubtContinue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of Ann Edwards Mews

Celebrating 25 years of Ann Edwards Mews

08 Oct

Residents and their families came together with staff, Committee members and the local minister to give thanks for the almshouses at Ann Edwards Mews which were built 25 years ago.Continue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords

07 Oct

Bishop Rachel has made a speech to the House of Lords on women in prison and the need for properly funded implementation of Female Offender Strategy. She said, “Family separationContinue reading

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Diocesan Clergy Conference 2019

Diocesan Clergy Conference 2019

03 Oct

Presentation slides from the Diocesan Clergy Conference, which was held last week in Swanwick, are now publicly available. Slides are offered as PDFs, below: Professor Grace Davie – Keynote. Gathered,Continue reading

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Assisting those Bereaved by Suicide (PABBS) training

Assisting those Bereaved by Suicide (PABBS) training

02 Oct

Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) are trying to gauge the level of interest in Postvention: Assisting those Bereaved by Suicide (PABBS) training courses, with the aim of arranging training for laterContinue reading

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Charfield Freshers’ Fair – by Rick Williams

Charfield Freshers’ Fair – by Rick Williams

02 Oct

Charfield has had so much new housing recently, that we decided to put on a Freshers’ Fair, just as a university would for its fresh intake of students. Twenty villageContinue reading

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I̶t̶’̶s̶ ̶C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶!̶ Get ready …

I̶t̶’̶s̶ ̶C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶!̶ Get ready …

01 Oct

OK, it may not be Christmas quite yet, but here are some key things for worshipping communities to think about ahead of the season

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