Last Saturday, many people from across the Diocese gathered for the inspiring and informative event, ‘Under fives and flourishing’. When introducing the event, and particularly thanking so many wonderful volunteers, I stated that creating spaces for under fives and their parents and carers is one of the most significant things we offer as followers of Christ.
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Easter 2023 – what’s happening in and around the Diocese of Gloucester
Just some of the special events happening over Holy Week and Easter in the Diocese of Gloucester. Check achurchnearyou.com for your local church’s events. Throughout the Easter period CheekyContinue reading
Diocese of Gloucester celebrates first licensed funeral ministers
On 9 February, Bishop Robert licensed six new Funeral Ministers, marking an exciting step for the Church of England and the Diocese. Diocese of Gloucester Funerals is a new serviceContinue reading
Maundy Thursday Chrism Eucharist 2023
Gloucester Cathedral will be packed on Thursday 6 April, when clergy and lay ministers from in and around Gloucestershire will gather to take part in a special service to prepareContinue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, 31 January 2023
On Thursday of this week it will be 40 days since Christmas and we mark the Feast of the Presentation, often referred to as Candlemas, when we recall Christ beingContinue reading
Ceremony marks Knife Angel’s month-long installation at Gloucester Cathedral
On Wednesday 1 February, at 6.15pm, Bishop Rachel will be part of a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Knife Angel at Gloucester Cathedral. The sculpture aims to raiseContinue reading
The Revd Canon Andrew Zihni announced as next Dean of Gloucester
Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to share that No. 10 Downing Street has announced that His Majesty the King has approved the appointment of Andrew Zihni as the 39th Dean ofContinue reading
Message from Bishop Robert, 10 January 2023
A number of us from across the diocese were pleased to be able to gather on Friday in the Cathedral to express our thanks to Canon Andrew Braddock for 14 years of ministry in this diocese.
Knife Angel monument coming to Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Cathedral is to host the thought-provoking ‘Knife Angel’ monument as part of the National Youth Anti-Violence Tour, highlighting the negative effects of violent and aggressive behaviour while also beingContinue reading
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day sermon 2022: Gloucester Cathedral
Time is a fascinating subject and it’s something of which we are all very aware: The time it takes to cook a turkey; the countdown of days on the advent calendar; the length of time it takes for an ambulance to arrive; or perhaps the counting of years with the celebration of a significant birthday or anniversary.
Message from Bishop Robert, 20 September 2022
It will be a great joy to welcome our Reader community to the Cathedral this coming Saturday for our Annual Reader Day and, in the afternoon, our Annual Service during which Bishop Rachel will be admitting three new Readers who have now completed their training.
Readers have a long and distinguished history of ministry and play a significant part in the ministry of the church today and we owe them a great debt of thanks. Of course, their ministry is significant for all they do in preaching, teaching, pastoral care and, more recently, in pioneer ministry. It is, however, equally significant for what Readers are.
Special service gives thanks for the life and reign of The Late Queen
Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, Gloucester Cathedral, the Diocese of Gloucester and Gloucestershire Lieutenancy hosted a special service, which took place at the Cathedral on Sunday 18 September at 3pm.
Vigil to be held at Gloucester Cathedral on the eve of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
On Sunday 18 September at 8pm, Gloucester Cathedral will be observing a nationwide minute of silence, followed by a candlelit vigil. All are welcome.
Message from Bishop Rachel, 13 September 2022
Last Tuesday, many of us were looking at pictures of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, receiving our new Prime Minister. Amid a time of yet more political upheaval and economic uncertainty, the Queen was there – that figure of constancy and unity. Then, just 48 hours later, everything changed, and this Tuesday we find ourselves mourning the death of a beloved Queen.
Churches offer cool spaces during heatwave
Churches across Gloucestershire have responded to the impact of the heatwave by remaining open to the public throughout the week. Christ Church Cheltenham offered its space for those who mightContinue reading
Rebecca Lloyd to become Cathedral’s new Canon Chancellor
The Revd Dr Rebecca Lloyd is currently Chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield and will begin her new ministry at Gloucester Cathedral this autumn. The Revd Dr Rebecca Lloyd hasContinue reading
Yr 2 Curates – Living & enabling whole-life discipleship
IMD year 2 curates only Eucharist in the Thomas Chapel at 9.30am With Revd. Pauline Godfrey Refreshments available from 10am
Easter Eve confirmations 2022
The evening before Easter, after sunset, a group of people who wanted to publically confirm their faith and trust in Jesus, gathered at Gloucester Cathedral for a confirmation service. BothContinue reading
‘Continuity Canon’ commissioned as Interim Dean
Canon Andrew Braddock will be formally commissioned as the Interim Dean of Gloucester on Wednesday
Farewell message from Stephen Lake
On Sunday 3 April, we had one of those bitter-sweet days that anyone who has ever loved ministry in a place of God’s choosing will recognise, as our time in Gloucester came to an end.
Message from Bishop Rachel, 29 March 2022
You are invited to a farewell service for Dean Stephen this Thursday 31 March at Gloucester Cathedral
Sleep out to raise money for the homeless
Gloucester’s annual Cloister Challenge event returns to the Cathedral on 18 to 19 March 2022, raising money for the homeless and vulnerable. The Cloister Challenge raises much-needed funds for localContinue reading
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester Announced as New Bishop of Salisbury
“Somewhat to my surprise, but with confidence in God, I am being called to be the next Bishop of Salisbury.”
Crowds converge on Cathedral in COP26 gathering
“I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…” rang out in College Green, outside Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday as 40 cyclists rode into the square.