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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 are hosting an event in the House of Lords on Tuesday 15 October, to highlight the importance of finding suitable accommodationContinue 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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What next after Creationtide?

What next after Creationtide?

01 Oct

Creationtide runs from 1 September to 4 October. For Christians, the principle of sustainability is an old idea. The roots of sustainability are anchored in the Holy Bible but inContinue reading

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Another successful year for Ride and Stride

Another successful year for Ride and Stride

24 Sep

The brilliant weather for the annual Ride and Stride event on Saturday 14 September led to another successful year of fundraising for Gloucestershire’s churches.

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Churchwardens’ Workshops

Churchwardens’ Workshops

24 Sep

The Archdeacons of Cheltenham and Gloucester invite all Churchwardens to join us at one of the annual Churchwardens’ Workshops. The Workshops are taking place on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 7:30pmContinue reading

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Parish Community Development Worker

Parish Community Development Worker

24 Sep

Part-time Parish Community Development Worker* Gloucester £21,000-£25,000 fte, 22.5 hours per week Fixed Term Contract  (Initial 12 months) Enjoy working with people? Experience of enabling others to recognise and useContinue reading

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Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019

Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019

23 Sep

  Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day – Friday 18th October 2019, North Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EP According to the Global Slavery Index, in 2016, at any given time, an estimated 40.3Continue reading

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How Jesus changed my Life

How Jesus changed my Life

16 Sep

By Andy Poole, PSALMS Sports Minister TRAC RESIDENTIAL 2019 – GOOD NEWS STORY This year PSALMS, a charity which puts sport alongside local ministy, took 49 young people away onContinue reading

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Centre for Mission in Matson, radio interview with lead evangelist Andy Wilson

Centre for Mission in Matson, radio interview with lead evangelist Andy Wilson

16 Sep

Andy Wilson is the new Lead Evangelist at the Matson Centre for Mission.

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Ride and Stride

Ride and Stride

13 Sep

Churches across the Diocese opened their doors for the annual Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust (GHCT) Ride and Stride event on Saturday 14 September. People were sponsored to take part inContinue reading

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Relatable welcome, relatable Jesus

Relatable welcome, relatable Jesus

11 Sep

I feel as if I am late to the party with the word ‘relatable’. I’ve only just discovered how widely its being used in popular culture, not just as aContinue reading

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Bishop Robert showed support at Gloucester Pride

Bishop Robert showed support at Gloucester Pride

09 Sep

Bishop Robert joined volunteers in the Multi Faith Tent at Gloucester Pride on Saturday 14 September. Volunteers in the multi-faith tent were there to be a friendly and visible face,Continue reading

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The not so happy childhood report

The not so happy childhood report

03 Sep

The recent findings from the Children’s Society Good Childhood report are a real wake up call to the unhappiness of young people in our country. Their key findings show AnContinue reading

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Party time!

Party time!

02 Sep

Everyone is invited to our free LIFE vision party.

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Scroll free September

Scroll free September

02 Sep

We’re backing the Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) campaign for a Scroll Free September. With its almost universal reach and unprecedented ability to connect people from all walks ofContinue reading

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Christians take action to promote biodiversity

Christians take action to promote biodiversity

02 Sep

From 1 September to 4 October Christians around the world, including from the Church of England, will join together for the Season of Creation, a festival of prayer and communityContinue reading

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An open door? Accessibility and the church

An open door? Accessibility and the church

01 Sep

As we think about welcome and inclusivity in our churches, the Revd Dr Tom Clammer, who often preaches in Tutshill and uses a wheelchair talks about his experiences of accessingContinue reading

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Maintenance Booker – Grants Available!

Maintenance Booker – Grants Available!

30 Aug

The DAC Secretary is looking for parishes and benefices who would like to book their church gutter clearance jobs before winter and would consider a group booking through Maintenance BookerContinue reading

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Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019 (Gloucester Cathedral)

Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019 (Gloucester Cathedral)

30 Aug

Free NHLF training day – 3 October 2019, 10 am @ Gloucester Cathedral National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Gloucester DAC and Gloucester Cathedral are organising a training day,Continue reading

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Future Proofing Churches – Dorchester Abbey, 28th September

Future Proofing Churches – Dorchester Abbey, 28th September

28 Aug

Former Church Estates Commissioner Sir Tony Baldry and Bernard Taylor, Chair of the 2017 Review of the Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals, will be among the speakers at anContinue reading

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Inspiration for the Season of Creation

Inspiration for the Season of Creation

27 Aug

If you are wondering how to make a start on caring for creation then here are a couple of talks to get you started

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Tandem Bike Charity Set to Take Part in Ride and Stride

Tandem Bike Charity Set to Take Part in Ride and Stride

23 Aug

Alex and Charlotte Reeves of Charlotte’s Tandems are set to take part in the 2019 Ride and Stride. The pair from Gloucestershire took part in 2018 visiting 20 churches andContinue reading

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Coleford hosts new climate emergency drop-in

Coleford hosts new climate emergency drop-in

20 Aug

The Church on the Street in Coleford is opening up for drop-in sessions and a talk by a local councillor after the Forest of Dean District Council declared a climateContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel shares sabbatical experiences

Bishop Rachel shares sabbatical experiences

19 Aug

I am now nearing the end of my sabbatical which has continued to be a time of restoration, reflection and wonderful reconnection with people and places as I have focused on the theme of ‘Encounter’.

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New Members for the Company of Saint Kyneburga

New Members for the Company of Saint Kyneburga

12 Aug

The Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett will present long service awards to two people at a special service in Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday 13 August. He willContinue reading

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Sea Cadet Chaplain to show Bishop the ropes

Sea Cadet Chaplain to show Bishop the ropes

02 Aug

The Sea Cadets welcomed the Bishop of Tewkesbury to Gloucester Docks on Monday, to show him what having ‘serious fun’ as a Cadet involves. They took Bishop Robert out ontoContinue reading

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Tenor Lay Clerk

Tenor Lay Clerk

02 Aug

Tenor Lay Clerk – to start 1 November 2019 Gloucester Cathedral Choir was founded by King Henry VIII in 1545. Before that, the Cathedral was a monastic Church, with musicContinue reading

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