In the aftermath of the shocking murder of Sir David Amess, I was struck by some words I heard on the radio spoken by Bishop James Jones (Bishop of Liverpool prior to his retirement). He spoke about the way we treat one another and speak of those with whom we disagree, not least those who serve and lead publicly. He spoke of a society that so often lacks mercy.
Bishop Rachel has presented long service awards to people who have served the life of the Church in and around Gloucestershire. The ten people chosen for special recognition today haveContinue reading
The Diocese of Gloucester is delighted to be part of the community of sponsoring organisations that have developed the resources for this year’s Prisons Week Campaign (10 – 16 OctoberContinue reading
Bishop Rachel is hosting a Zoom seminar to help worshipping communities learn more about the process of giving prisoners work experience.
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
Crowds of people turned up to watch Bishop Rachel ride a cherry picker high into the roofline of Cirencester on Sunday. Bishop Rachel is not a fan of heights butContinue reading
Bishop Rachel is hosting a Zoom seminar to help worshipping communities learn more about the process of giving prisoners work experience. On Friday 17 September, from 9.30am to 11am, DuncanContinue reading
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