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
Raising awareness of domestic abuse: A message from Bishop Rachel
Bishop Robert and I welcome the new e-learning module called ‘Raising awareness of Domestic Abuse’.
Make it slavery free this Anti-Slavery Day
On 18 October, for Anti-Slavery Day, The Clewer Initiative is inviting churches, communities, businesses and individuals to sign the pledge to ‘Make It Slavery Free‘. It’s a call for all of us toContinue reading
Could you offer work experience for prisoners?
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
EcoChurch zoom seminars
Autumn dates for EcoChurch zoom seminars ‘Getting Started, and ‘Next Steps’
Bishop calls for joined up approach to early years interventions
Investment in ‘Best Beginnings’, ranging from Children and Family hubs to midwives and health visitors will tackle problems at the beginning of a child’s life rather than waiting until crises develop in later years.
Let your garden (or churchyard) grow
Blockley Churchyard is a riot of colour as its un-mowed wildflower area starts to bloom. As part of their Eco Church project, they decided to promote local biodiversity by leavingContinue reading
Christian worship all down the centuries has given inspiration for the Church’s mission of caring for creation. The Bible teaches about God being the Creator from Genesis right the wayContinue reading
Wildflowers thriving after diocesan wildlife garden grant
Bourton on the Hill successfully applied for a diocesan wildlife garden grant and are making some big changes with a very small spend so far.
Cirencester Mothers’ Union join the GB Spring Clean
Last Tuesday afternoon, a small, but enthusiastic group of members met to take part in the Great British Spring Clean and spent an hour and a half litter-picking. In additionContinue reading
Daily emails for the Season of Creation 2019
“Being advocates for human flourishing, through initiatives which combat injustice, environmental destruction, exclusion and isolation.” The Season of Creation runs from September 1 to St Francis Day, October 4Continue reading
Therapy goats bring calm to Bishop’s garden
Four goats and two sheep took over the Bishop of Gloucester’s garden, in a project to build confidence and self-esteem with women from the Nelson’s Trust Centre. Charity Delilah’s UmbrellaContinue reading
Christian Aid award for Highnam Academy’s work tackling global poverty
Pupils and staff at Highnam Academy in Gloucestershire have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of their role in tackling poverty overseas.
Bacon butties fund toilet twin
Eleven toilets have been ‘twinned’ in Cheltenham, following the fundraising efforts of a group of confirmation candidates. Toilet twinning is an initiative where people can donate £60 to help fundContinue reading
Bishops sign two-child limit letter
Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert have signed a letter to the Times, expressing concern about the effect of the two child limit policy for tax credit and universal credit. ItContinue reading
Winchcombe carol concert raises funds for Children’s Society
A team of volunteers from Winchcombe will be holding a special Christmas musical event with special guests the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and the Venerable Phil Andrew, Archdeacon of Cheltenham, toContinue reading