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Bishop Rachel launches Prison Team

Bishop Rachel launches Prison Team

28 Jul

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek, has created a collaborative team to support her in her role as Anglican Bishop for HM Prisons in England and Wales,Continue reading

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The Welcome Directory – register as a faith community willing to support people leaving prison

The Welcome Directory – register as a faith community willing to support people leaving prison

26 Jul

Being a place of welcome and support for people released from prison: As Anglican Bishop for Prisons and a patron of The Welcome Directory I want to commend this DirectoryContinue reading

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A message from Bishop Robert

A message from Bishop Robert

26 Jul

‘The beauty of the Church is seen in the relationships we share with God, in Jesus Christ, with each other and all among who we live, something made visible each time we celebrate the Eucharist together’.

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Living in Love and Faith: Extended time for engagement

Living in Love and Faith: Extended time for engagement

23 Jul

A message from Diocesan Advocate Margaret Sheather “Many of you have raised concerns about the limited time available to engage with the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) programme, soContinue reading

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Not your usual Saturday job for Rachel…

Not your usual Saturday job for Rachel…

23 Jul

18-year-old organist Rachel Mapp is keeping traditional music alive in her local churches.

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Date for reinstallation of ‘lost’ statues

Date for reinstallation of ‘lost’ statues

23 Jul

Two statues are being reinstalled in the tower of St John Baptist Church, Cirencester, after being ‘missing’ for 58 years. The statues of St John the Baptist and the VirginContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

23 Jul

As we begin to live life following the lifting of government restrictions, I am very clear that yesterday was not ‘release day’ or ‘freedom day’ or ‘going back to normal’.  As one person commented on social media, 19 July is ‘responsibility day’.

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Why you should stand for General Synod 2021

Why you should stand for General Synod 2021

23 Jul

Elections to the General Synod 2021 to 2026

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Andy turns a hobby into cash for causes

Andy turns a hobby into cash for causes

20 Jul

Keen birdwatcher and environmentalist Andy Langley has been using his interests to raise money for his church, St Lawrence, Barnwood.  Andy’s employer, Ecclesiastical Insurance, runs a scheme for staff wherebyContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

20 Jul

As we begin to live life following the lifting of government restrictions, I am very clear that yesterday was not ‘release day’ or ‘freedom day’ or ‘going back to normal’.  As one person commented on social media, 19 July is ‘responsibility day’.

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Imagination: Faith outside the church walls

Imagination: Faith outside the church walls

19 Jul

When Gill Heron and her husband Simon moved to Cheltenham from North Essex in the middle of lockdown, they were determined that the closure of the church building wouldn’t beContinue reading

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Walk for the Planet  – bookings now LIVE!

Walk for the Planet – bookings now LIVE!

16 Jul

Do you have a passion for the environment? Do you want to raise awareness about climate change? If the answer is yes, then book onto our Walk for the Planet pilgrimage.

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Bishop Rachel’s Address at Diocesan Synod

Bishop Rachel’s Address at Diocesan Synod

15 Jul

Life is a constant patchwork of endings and beginnings and beginnings and endings.

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Youth Ministry – National Youth Agency COVID Guidelines Update

Youth Ministry – National Youth Agency COVID Guidelines Update

15 Jul

The NYA today announced guidelines in place from Monday 19 July: They have now withdrawn the term Covid secure and adapted to being Covid responsible.  Essentially it is now downContinue reading

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Last call for applications to Ministry experience scheme

Last call for applications to Ministry experience scheme

13 Jul

Be challenged, deepen and grow your belief, get closer to God and learn to live in community… The Ministry Experience Scheme is accepting applicants for a September 2021 start. IfContinue reading

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Action needed: APCM returns

Action needed: APCM returns

13 Jul

A reminder that all APCM returns must be received by Church House no later than 31 August 2021. 

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Message from Bishop Robert

Message from Bishop Robert

13 Jul

“But I have not done enough.” These words were said to me some years ago by a member of the congregation in the church of which I was the Rector, to explain why they could not go ahead and be confirmed. ‘I have not done enough… I don’t deserve it…’ of course, as I tried gently to explain, if any of us waited until we have done enough to be confirmed no one would ever be!

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Church gets grant to show that science is a gift from God

Church gets grant to show that science is a gift from God

13 Jul

St Lawrence Barnwood, in Gloucester, has been awarded a grant to explore the relationship between science and faith…

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Drystone walls returning to former glory

Drystone walls returning to former glory

13 Jul

A time capsule put together by children at Down Ampney School has been buried in a dry stone wall during repair work.

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Festival of Stars: A ‘smorgasbord’ of fun

Festival of Stars: A ‘smorgasbord’ of fun

12 Jul

On 11 September 2021, the streets of Whaddon will be alive with music, colour and fun with the free summer celebration from the Cheltenham Christian Arts Festival. The Festival ofContinue reading

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Cultural Recovery Fund: Round 3

Cultural Recovery Fund: Round 3

08 Jul

Announced on 25 June, the final £300 million of the government’s £2 billion rescue package will support thousands of organisations in the run-up to fuller reopening and beyond. The aimContinue reading

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Biodiversity in churchyards

Biodiversity in churchyards

07 Jul

When Caring for God’s acre joined us for a zoom webinar in April, they informed us that the area covered by churchyards and burial grounds in England and Wales combinedContinue reading

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Local lifeline for parents and toddlers

Local lifeline for parents and toddlers

06 Jul

From sharing those first unsteady steps, to allowing children to start exploring without a parent or carer, baby and toddler groups provide so much for our children. Many babies andContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

06 Jul

This summer we want to encourage the entire diocesan flock to live a restorative rhythm which holds play, rest and work in good balance…

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Walk for the planet – booking now LIVE!

Walk for the planet – booking now LIVE!

06 Jul

If you’re passionate about our planet and want to add your support to the environmental agenda at the COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) join us in aContinue reading

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GARAS appeal for kitchen equipment

GARAS appeal for kitchen equipment

06 Jul

GARAS (Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) is appealing for donations of kitchen equipment for asylum seekers locally. They would be very grateful for donations of pots and pans,Continue reading

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Looking back with thankfulness

Looking back with thankfulness

05 Jul

Sunday 4 July was Thank You Day and thousands of people shared their stories of thankfulness using our Thank You Cards and resources. The congregation at Blockley (left) gave theirContinue reading

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Dreams do come true, by Mother Alycia

Dreams do come true, by Mother Alycia

05 Jul

Blog by the Revd Dr (Mother) Alycia Timmis: “If we only dare to dream and to trust, God is faithful and takes the hodgepodge, patchwork of our lives and weaves them for His Glory.”

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4 things to do with young people this summer

4 things to do with young people this summer

01 Jul

Tips for the summer by Barrie Voyce, Senior Youth Connector For most of us in youth ministry, the summer holidays normally involve the immense highs and lows of a youthContinue reading

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Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

Foundations in Theology, Ministry and Mission

01 Jul

September 2021 – June 2022 This course is a great way to explore and grow in faith and be part of a learning network. Offered by Cuddesdon, Gloucester and HerefordContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel asks a question in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel asks a question in the House of Lords

30 Jun

This Monday, Bishop Rachel asked “My Lords, during the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, now Act, your Lordships’ discussed how best to protect migrant victims of abuse. Would theContinue reading

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New Bishop of Dornakal

New Bishop of Dornakal

29 Jun

The Church of South India has selected the Revd Padma Rao Kodirekka as the new Bishop of Dornakal. Bishop Padma Rao has been a presbyter in the Diocese of DornakalContinue reading

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Thank You Day, this Sunday, 4 July

Thank You Day, this Sunday, 4 July

29 Jun

Are you ready to say a big thank you to someone that has been there for you during the pandemic? Over 6,500 free postcards and resources have been sent out,Continue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel

Message from Bishop Rachel

29 Jun

Yesterday I arrived in Westminster for my week as duty bishop in the House of Lords. Following recent events there is much chatter of broken trust…

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Meet Lee, our new Warden of Readers and Lay Ministry Officer

Meet Lee, our new Warden of Readers and Lay Ministry Officer

29 Jun

The Revd Lee Barnes has been appointed as the new Warden of Readers and Lay Ministry Officer. As Warden of Readers, Lee will support the Reader community and take forwardContinue reading

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Collecting Rainbows: moments of joy during the pandemic

Collecting Rainbows: moments of joy during the pandemic

29 Jun

Two women from the PCC of St Mary’s Church in Kempsford have been on a mission to cheer up their community through the pandemic.

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