Firstly, we want to reiterate our shame and sadness regarding the way those who identify as LGBTQI+ have too often experienced hostility and judgement within the Church rather than being cherished as members of the body of Christ with names and stories.
COP27, taking place over 6-18 November 2022, is an annual conference which brings together world leaders to accelerate action to reach the goals set out by the Paris Agreement andContinue reading
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
Anti-Slavery Day is on 18 October and we’re encouraging everyone to take the Make It Slavery Free pledge either on the day, or at a time that works for you.Continue reading
Last week, Bishop Robert wrote about the Lambeth Conference and now we are here in Canterbury, alongside the Bishops from our partner dioceses. There are about 700 Bishops from all over the world, plus about 500 spouses and ecumenical guests, and it is a privilege to encounter one another and hear about contexts very different from our own, with challenges we can only begin to imagine.
Yesterday evening, The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew, MP, Housing Minister, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, joined our national Responding to Growth meeting. The Minister is MP for Pudsey, Horsforth andContinue reading
The rules around doing work on churches have changed today (1 July 2022), to help the Church of England achieve net-zero carbon by 2030. Parishes will now be expected toContinue reading
Ukrainian refugees are being welcomed with open arms within a five mile radius of Newent, as the church and community work together to set up a support hub. So far,Continue reading