This summer we want to encourage the entire diocesan flock to live a restorative rhythm which holds play, rest and work in good balance…
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
As we move into the month of June still learning to live with Covid-19, we do not know what the government guidelines will be for life beyond 21 June, but once again I want to say an enormous Thank You for our life together and for all you have held, led, and navigated over this past year. Thank you too for the way people are creating a wave of thanks, amid both lament and joy, within your local context…
On Thursday we will celebrate Ascension Day – a day of ending but not quite of clear new beginning.
Ascension Day marks the end of the story of Christ’s life on earth, and then comes a period of waiting, of wondering, of prayer. Once again there is unexpected change and disconcerting uncertainty, but this time it is lived with expectation (Acts 1:1-14).
In a final series of statements on the imminent Domestic Abuse Bill, the Government has responded to Bishop Rachel’s proposed Amendment regarding support for migrant victims of domestic abuse. SpeakingContinue reading
A message from Bishop Rachel Last Sunday I had the privilege of leading a short service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River in theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards, which recognise those who celebrateunity in society. She has been nominated for the Positive Role Model (Race, Faith and Religion)Continue reading
Bishop Rachel gave a speech in the House of Lords today, during a debate on an inclusive society. She spoke on three areas: children and young people, churches and faithContinue reading
Over the past year there has been so much loss of different sorts, and amid the bereavement and the trauma I have been very struck by how many people have said that one of the things they have missed is being able to share food and drink with friends. It’s certainly one of the things I’m looking forward to.
Our special Maundy Thursday Chrism service, streamed live from Gloucester Cathedral, is now available to watch below. We were joined, via Zoom and Facebook, by Clergy and Lay people fromContinue reading
Campaigners call on Parliamentarians to stop Government releasing up to 6 out of 10 women from prison to homelessness Today, campaigners, including women with lived experience of the issue, willContinue reading
IMD year 1 only Refreshments available from 9.15am Curate Eucharist in the Thomas Chapel at 9.30am With Bishop Rachel, Bishop Robert and Revd Canon Pauline Godfrey Please note this eventContinue reading
A roundup of the instances of Bishop Rachel bringing questions or speaking for amendments in the House of Lords this week. Monday Mar 15 “What is the Government doing toContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s article as featured in The Times, Redbox, on Monday 15 March 2021 “One of the strange things about this viral pandemic is that we are reacting and respondingContinue reading
“What plans do the Government have […] to tackle the root causes of bias and discrimination against women and girls?” See also: Fighting for Womens Justice hub page → Continue reading
You might want to watch the the national Church’s Mothering Sunday service, featuring Bishop Rachel and Alexandra Dyer, Reader at St James’, Tredworth in Gloucester and a reading from MargaretContinue reading