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Ordinations 2022 – photos and videos

Ordinations 2022 – photos and videos

Monday 20 June

It’s official – our new priests and deacons are ordained. We take a look back at some of the highlights of this joyful and jubilant weekend.

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Bishop Rachel questions Government about preventing domestic violence

Bishop Rachel questions Government about preventing domestic violence

Thursday 09 June

Bishop Rachel has asked a question in the House of Lords about preventing domestic and sexual violence. She said, “My Lords, in this important issue of violence against men andContinue reading

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Sportily: TRAC Battle Sports

Sportily: TRAC Battle Sports

Monday 16 May

30 young people joined a Sportily team at TRAC Battle Sports in Newent, to play outdoor laser quest, race Go-karts, play sports and games, sing worship songs and hear testimoniesContinue reading

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Eco pod homes for vulnerable people

Eco pod homes for vulnerable people

Tuesday 10 May

“These homes are the sort of transformation I want to be part of – the sort of world I want to be living in.”

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Eco Church In An Hour: A ‘tweet’ for the birds

Eco Church In An Hour: A ‘tweet’ for the birds

Friday 06 May

Caring for wildlife is an integral part of #EcoChurchInAnHour John shows Bishop Robert the bird boxes that the church in Daglingworth has put up around the churchyard. They have madeContinue reading

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Cliffords Mesne Counts on Nature

Cliffords Mesne Counts on Nature

Tuesday 03 May

Churches Count on Nature runs from 4 to 12 June. Churches are encouraged to open up their burial grounds to the public so people can appreciate and record the nature they find there.

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Thy Kingdom Come, 26 May to 5 June 2022

Thy Kingdom Come, 26 May to 5 June 2022

Tuesday 26 April

Archbishops Justin and Stephen are inviting all worshipping communities to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ during the period between Ascension and Pentecost. They would like all Christians to pray by nameContinue reading

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Jubilee anthem: Rise Up and Serve

Jubilee anthem: Rise Up and Serve

Tuesday 19 April

‘Rise up and serve, thanking God for Her Majesty…’

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Eco Church In An Hour: Heating and The Energy Footprint Tool (EFT)

Eco Church In An Hour: Heating and The Energy Footprint Tool (EFT)

Monday 11 April

Stephen Brady, Daglingworth Churchwarden, talks about the impact of the old oil-fired boiler on their church building and what their options are for making the system greener. Some of theContinue reading

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Eco Church in an Hour: Flower power

Eco Church in an Hour: Flower power

Friday 08 April

Former florist Julia shares how flowers are powering her move to a greener church.

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Energy Footprint Tool is live for 2022

Energy Footprint Tool is live for 2022

Monday 21 March

What’s your church’s energy footprint?

To help our Diocese get to net-zero carbon by 2030, find your church’s energy footprint with this handy tool.

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Eco Church in an Hour: getting started is easy!

Eco Church in an Hour: getting started is easy!

Tuesday 15 March

Eco Church in an Hour is a new campaign that helps your church go ‘green’. Developed by the Diocese of Gloucester in partnership with A Rocha, we’re asking all churchesContinue reading

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Creation care, gardens and churchyards

Creation care, gardens and churchyards

Friday 18 February

Blog by the Revd Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester     A few things have crossed my path over the last few weeks that shareContinue reading

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Everyday Faith Portal launched

Everyday Faith Portal launched

Tuesday 15 February

If you’re looking for a simple way to grow in faith and find new resources to equip, inspire and encourage you in your everyday life, take a look at the Everyday Faith portal

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Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Nationality and Borders Bill

Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Nationality and Borders Bill

Wednesday 09 February

Bishop Rachel spoke yesterday in the House of Lords to challenge the Nationality and Borders Bill, speaking up for migrant survivors of gender-based violence. She said it is “disproportionately difficultContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Bishop Rachel speaks out on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

Tuesday 11 January

Speaking as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, Bishop Rachel spoke in favour of a Women’s Justice Board, as well as on violence reduction orders. The videosContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on primary carers.

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on primary carers.

Monday 20 December

The Government has accepted Bishop Rachel’s principles behind her amendments to the Policing Bill when sentencing primary carers. She says, “Losing a parent to prison can have a devastating impactContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel shares a video message for Christmas

Bishop Rachel shares a video message for Christmas

Friday 17 December

Bishop Rachel shares a message for Christmas: Follow us on Facebook

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Video: Hardwicke site models housing pods

Video: Hardwicke site models housing pods

Friday 10 December

An innovative project in Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, could help to tackle the problem of a lack of affordable accommodation in local communities.

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Bishop Sadock: “Lack of rain is more serious for us than Covid-19”

Bishop Sadock: “Lack of rain is more serious for us than Covid-19”

Tuesday 23 November

Climate change is happening, it is happening now, and people are dying as a result.

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Sportily: play sports, talk life… watch the video

Sportily: play sports, talk life… watch the video

Tuesday 16 November

On a bright and chilly October afternoon in the Forest of Dean, Sportily, the diocesan sports ministry programme was commissioned, with the authorisation of Adam Legge as Activity, Faith andContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences.

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences.

Tuesday 16 November

Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on controversial IPP sentences (imprisonment for public protection). She spoke in favour of amendments which have support across the House. Read theContinue reading

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A video message for our Readers

A video message for our Readers

Friday 12 November

Have you met Lee Barnes, our new Warden of Readers and Lay Ministry Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester? Lee and his team support, develop, and promote Reader ministry andContinue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on parental imprisonment

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on parental imprisonment

Monday 01 November

Bishop Rachel spoke in the House of Lords on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, on the ethics around an amendment that would affect parental imprisonment. Watch in full:Continue reading

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Bishop Rachel pushes for change to women’s justice system

Bishop Rachel pushes for change to women’s justice system

Tuesday 12 October

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rachel Treweek, hosted an event in the House of Lords to highlight the need to divert women from the criminal justice system and abolish short term prison sentencing for women with non-violent crimes.

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How craft supplies have helped St Andrew’s school go net zero

How craft supplies have helped St Andrew’s school go net zero

Tuesday 28 September

St Andrew’s School in Chedworth has become a net-zero carbon school and the children are excited to show others how to do the same. The transformation from being a standard,Continue reading

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Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on the PCSC Bill

Bishop Rachel speaks in the House of Lords on the PCSC Bill

Tuesday 14 September

In partnership with Revolving Doors (working together on the Amendment), The Nelson Trust, Women in Prison and the Prison Reform Trust, Bishop Rachel spoke in a debate in the HouseContinue reading

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Tuesday of Holy Week 2020

Tuesday of Holy Week 2020

Monday 20 April

  Archdeacon of Gloucester, The Ven Hilary Dawson shared her reflection for Tuesday 7 April during Holy Week. She reflected how “Jesus loves those who need his love the most.”Continue reading

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Livestreaming services and groups – even without wifi

Livestreaming services and groups – even without wifi

Tuesday 24 March

Visit our new Livestreaming hub Getting live content online; to remain connected with those in isolation, is more important than ever. Fortunately, it’s easier than you may think, and moreContinue reading

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Christmas carol battle video

Christmas carol battle video

Friday 06 December

Christmas is better when we join together. We love this new Christmas carol battle video from the Diocese of St Albans. Let’s share some Christmas joy and get people singing.

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How to capture your story through photo & video

How to capture your story through photo & video

Wednesday 23 May

Our personal stories have incredible potential to inspire and encourage people in all sorts of ways. Video is a great way to answer a common question or tell a personalContinue reading

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Liedentity wins Best Campaign Film at Stroud Film Festival

Liedentity wins Best Campaign Film at Stroud Film Festival

Thursday 22 March

We’re delighted that one of our recent short films, exploring the realities of social media, has won the award for Best Campaign film at the Stroud Film festival. Stroud Community TV hostedContinue reading

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#liedentity – Bishop Rachel visits Kingsholm school

#liedentity – Bishop Rachel visits Kingsholm school

Wednesday 14 December

The Bishop of Gloucester visited Kingsholm Church of England Primary School in Gloucester and spent some of that time speaking to 12 children about body image and whether they feltContinue reading

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