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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 schoolgirl inspired her local community to take action on the environment. JosieContinue reading

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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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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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Field Court Infants plot against plastic pollution

Field Court Infants plot against plastic pollution

Monday 28 March

Children in year 2 at Field Court Infant Academy have been learning all about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans as part of their topic “He’s got the whole worldContinue reading

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Local and National Updates – March Diocesan Education News

Local and National Updates – March Diocesan Education News

Friday 25 March

Congratulations and welcome to the following leaders who are joining us this Spring term or changing their role: Steph Matthews – interim executive headteacher at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School,Continue reading

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Carbon Reduction and Eco News

Carbon Reduction and Eco News

Friday 25 March

All schools, please sign up today! Come and join: St Mark’s C.E Junior School, Sapperton C.E Primary School, Miserden C.E Primary School, St Andrew’s C.E Chedworth, Old Sodbury C.E PrimaryContinue reading

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Clearwater celebrates first Ofsted inspection

Clearwater celebrates first Ofsted inspection

Thursday 24 March

Clearwater Church of England Primary Academy is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report in its first inspection since it opened in 2017. Behaviour and attitudes, and personal development, have been judgedContinue reading

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RE and Art Competition reminder, 2021 – 2022

RE and Art Competition reminder, 2021 – 2022

Tuesday 22 March

Glimpses of Belief The Education Team is running its annual RE and art competition, for our family of schools, on the theme Glimpses of Belief. This year, to make thingsContinue reading

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God asked me to adopt on Mothering Sunday

God asked me to adopt on Mothering Sunday

Tuesday 22 March

On Mothering Sunday 2020, Katherine heard God calling her to adoption. She shares her story. “I was 35 and had been praying for a husband and family. It hadn’t happenedContinue reading

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Minchinhampton School brings power to solar project

Minchinhampton School brings power to solar project

Monday 31 January

Minchinhampton School is powering towards net-zero with an innovative project to help plug the gap between its finances and its eco-friendly aspirations.

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The Pop Box – developed with the team at the Diocese of Gloucester.

The Pop Box – developed with the team at the Diocese of Gloucester.

Thursday 13 January

iSingPop presents the Pop Box, developed with the team at the Diocese of Gloucester.

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Think Pray Do Together

Think Pray Do Together

Friday 26 November

The Education Team at the Diocese of Gloucester is inviting schools, alongside families and worshipping communities, to consider what can be done to help our world, using the simple methodContinue reading

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Pioneer Ministry Blog: Bible and Big Bang – can they go together?

Pioneer Ministry Blog: Bible and Big Bang – can they go together?

Thursday 04 November

Engaging schools and congregations with big questions around science and faith Psalm 111:2 ESV: Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. This yearContinue reading

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Baptisms moving outdoors in Thornbury and Oldbury

Baptisms moving outdoors in Thornbury and Oldbury

Monday 25 October

The Revd Joy Ludlow, Priest-in-charge, United Benefice of Thornbury and Oldbury with Shepperdine blogs about how the pandemic has changed their approach to baptism. “Like many of our communities, inContinue reading

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A comic strip pointed me to my true calling

A comic strip pointed me to my true calling

Friday 22 October

Exhausted primary school teacher Joanne Wykes was spending her life pushing herself to excel at work and also had tried to give everything to her previous church. But when lockdownContinue reading

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Harriet’s hair is a lifeline for the rainforest

Harriet’s hair is a lifeline for the rainforest

Monday 11 October

A seven-year-old from Barnwood is on a mission to save the rainforest and she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to make a difference.

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School and church come together to celebrate St Matthew’s Day

School and church come together to celebrate St Matthew’s Day

Wednesday 06 October

To celebrate the feast of St Matthew on 21 September, members of the congregation of the church in Cainscross ran a whole day with their church school. St Matthew’s CofEContinue reading

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Ken uses locust sandwiches and tennis to bring faith to life

Ken uses locust sandwiches and tennis to bring faith to life

Monday 04 October

40 years after he came to faith in Jesus, Ken Spensley tells us about how his calling to a life of ministry has played out, and his hunger to doContinue reading

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The Real Advent Calendar, special offer for schools and churches

The Real Advent Calendar, special offer for schools and churches

Tuesday 21 September

A fair way to Christmas To mark the launch of the 2021 Real Advent Calendar the Meaningful Chocolate Company is offering free delivery to churches and schools if they buyContinue reading

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Serve And Share building community in Gloucester

Serve And Share building community in Gloucester

Tuesday 21 September

A food sharing initiative in central Gloucester has led to friendships and a better sense of community

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Girls and boys on equal terms in Cathedral choir

Girls and boys on equal terms in Cathedral choir

Friday 17 September

Choral Evensong on Friday 3 September was a landmark date in the history of Gloucester Cathedral Choir.  For the first time since the choir was founded in 1541, the girlsContinue reading

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Food, fun and friendship at St Catharine’s

Food, fun and friendship at St Catharine’s

Monday 23 August

St Catharine’s in Gloucester has been helping local families to have access to food over the summer holidays. It’s part of a long-term project to be at the heart ofContinue reading

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Be the change you want to see in the world

Be the change you want to see in the world

Tuesday 10 August

A blog from the Revd Dr (Mother) Alycia Timmis, Priest-in-Charge, The Northleach Benefice “Justice” is a word we use and hear quite a lot, but what does it mean? ItContinue reading

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A huge thank you

A huge thank you

Tuesday 18 May

Has someone made a difference in your life through their generous actions during the Covid-19 pandemic?

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Sports ministers getting children active in lockdown

Sports ministers getting children active in lockdown

Monday 05 April

  Sports ministers have been lending a hand to schools during the lockdown by providing active sports sessions. Some schools were struggling to get pupils outside and active, as demandsContinue reading

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Love Lent: stories from the Diocesan Education News

Love Lent: stories from the Diocesan Education News

Tuesday 30 March

Beautiful Hearts of Love across the Hatherop School Community Thank you to the children and staff at Hatherop CofE Primary School who embraced February’s Hearts of Love campaign.  Here areContinue reading

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Safeguarding resources developed especially for young people

Safeguarding resources developed especially for young people

Tuesday 09 February

  The Church of England is investing in a ground-breaking programme of safeguarding training and resources, created especially for children and young people. The project was the brainchild of BeccaContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel raises concerns in the House of Lords

Bishop Rachel raises concerns in the House of Lords

Tuesday 26 January

Bishop Rachel has been active this week in the House of Lords, asking questions on how the Government were enabling local communities (including faith communities) to invest and rebuild theirContinue reading

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Redbrook Art Angels make TV debut

Redbrook Art Angels make TV debut

Monday 07 December

Children in Redbook made their television debut this week as their nativity was filmed for BBC News. Just before 7am on Tuesday 8 December, 35 children in two villages, includingContinue reading

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Comfort and Joy meal packs from churches to communities

Comfort and Joy meal packs from churches to communities

Tuesday 01 December

26 parishes across the Church of England in and around Gloucestershire have joined forces with Stroud-based social enterprise, The Long Table, to empower our local communities to come together byContinue reading

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Sponsored toilet block supports Tanzanian school children

Sponsored toilet block supports Tanzanian school children

Tuesday 24 November

The congregation at St Philp’s and St James Church, Hucclecote has sponsored a new toilet block for Murubona school, in Western Tanganyika. Murubona School which is in our partner DioceseContinue reading

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Prayer bunting project at Discover de Crypt

Prayer bunting project at Discover de Crypt

Tuesday 20 October

          In 2020, many of the Diocese of Gloucester Church of England schools participated in a  prayer bunting project, decorating a tea towel, or ‘prayer bunting’Continue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel for 1 September

Message from Bishop Robert and Bishop Rachel for 1 September

Tuesday 01 September

Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert share their message for all those returning to school in the coming days.

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This week’s message from Bishop Rachel

This week’s message from Bishop Rachel

Tuesday 21 July

Mary Magdalene knew about life’s turbulence and living with the unexpected. She had experienced Christ’s healing, travelled with him, was at his crucifixion and then …

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This week’s message from Bishop Rachel

This week’s message from Bishop Rachel

Wednesday 15 July

The opportunity for rest and ‘letting go’ is finally appearing on the horizon for Headteachers and staff of schools across the Diocese, and Bishop Robert and …

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Poetry for recovery at Minchinhampton School

Poetry for recovery at Minchinhampton School

Tuesday 16 June

Children who returned to Minchinhampton Church of England Primary Academy last week have been processing their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic by writing poetry. They are supported through a newContinue reading

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