Holy Trinity Church, Primrose Hill This friendly community service is suitable for all ages. Children are welcome to move around the church and join in with this popular service. TheyContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message to all
There are so many messages of crisis: climate crisis, fuel crisis, cost of living, NHS, and crises across our world, including in Ukraine. And that crisis-messaging can make people anxious – even despairing … although crises are nothing new.
A message from Bishop Rachel to the Diocese of Gloucester this Christmas
This Christmas many people will come to church buildings, halls and schools to engage with the Christmas story through various services, nativity plays and events. I hope we will capture all those numbers, but then what?
Message from Bishop Robert, 6 December 2022
A week ago, Cate Williams wrote on the deep reality of the nature crisis that is wounding the biodiversity of our world and how, as disciples of Christ, we might begin to respond. As we begin our Christmas celebrations, we are given, should we need it, another reminder of why it is so important that we respond.
Message from Bishop Robert, 22 November 2022
I am delighted to report that, like the first cuckoo of spring, I have seen my first house decorated for Christmas. At one level I know I should hold the line — it’s not even Advent and as a child Christmas lights were never allowed before Christmas Eve (or just possibly the weekend before that).
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day Sermon
Christmas is for the children. I wonder how often you have heard that or said that.
Church, school and community host Christmas tea
Christchurch, Forest of Dean hosted an ‘Over 75’s Christmas Tea’, funded by the community. The food was provided by a local business. Local schools entertained the people who came along,Continue reading
A time to give…. Christmas appeals 2021
If you have some spare, it’s good to share… opportunities to give to others this Christmas.
Still Waters bring deep friendships
Everyday faith on the canal for Reader Charles Garven and his wife Pat. Pat and Charles live on a 65-foot long narrowboat, which they had purpose-built to be a homeContinue reading
The Real Advent Calendar, special offer for schools and churches
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
Sharing our stories; the ‘Digital Advent’ project
We’re hearing different voices in the congregation, giving more people an opportunity to share their faith in a fairly safe way, and we’re also giving the wider congregation an opportunityContinue reading
A special Christmas in schools: stories from the Diocesan Education News
Thank you to all the schools who worked so hard to make Christmas really special in their schools. We really appreciated you sharing your Nativities and carol concerts with usContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas message to the Diocese
Bishop Rachel shares a message for the Diocese.
Comfort and Joy meal project – the journey
Over 40 churches joined forces with Stroud-based social enterprise, The Long Table, to gift Christmas meals and goody bags for people who needed a bit of extra love thisContinue reading
The Bulletin (15.12.20)
Read this weeks Bulletin full of Christmas stories and cheer with a special message from Bishop Rachel. You can read the Bulletin here
Bishop Rachel’s community Christmas message
I wish you a hope-filled Christmas. The light shines in the darkness. God is with us.
Nativity story retold in LEGO (R)
From the creators of the Easter LEGO story comes a gorgeous retelling of the Christmas story. It all started with the Word. The re-telling of the familiar Christmas Story (or Nativity)Continue reading
Redbrook Art Angels make TV debut
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
From Your Cathedral To You
Gloucester Cathedral will bring Comfort and Joy to all, wherever you may be this Christmas Gloucester Cathedral’s From Your Cathedral To You Christmas campaign aims to give people across theContinue reading
The Journey: festive fundraiser for YMCA
From Monday 14 to Friday 18 December, PSALMS will be running a 90 mile rowing fundraiser called The Journey. The aim is to raise money for YMCA Cheltenham, so thatContinue reading
Godly Play Advent videos 2020
The Revd Jo Wetherall shares videos to take us through Advent using the Godly Play materials. Feel the anticipation as Christmas comes closer and the special day that changes everythingContinue reading
Christmas trails round up
Churches across the diocese are planning Christmas trails to spread some comfort and joy in their local communities.