I want to say thank you to YOU. Thank you for shining Christ’s light in so many different ways across the landscape of your week. Thank you to those who lead in many different ways and in different contexts, when it’s joyous and when it’s tough. Thank you to those who live Christ’s love often in unsung ways and amid the ups and downs of daily life. Thank you to those who pray and encourage.
Sometimes a number of things come together at the same time. This Sunday is one of those occasions as we celebrate Pentecost and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Both will involve a ‘coming together’, and I am greatly looking forward to being out in the Diocese in different places with different people of all ages…
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
Archbishops Justin and Stephen are inviting all worshipping communities to pray ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ during the period between Ascension and Pentecost. They would like all Christians to pray by nameContinue reading
The Revd John Thompson, Lead Chaplain in the Department of Spiritual Care for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust shares his views on his calling and his ministry in our #OneDiocese blog.Continue reading
Tell us your plans for the Jubilee Weekend. This year the country will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a four day Bank Holiday, from 2 to 5Continue 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).
Amy Todd, Children and Youth Worker for Vale and Cotswold Edge tells about how they have stayed connected with local families throughout the pandemic. When lockdown hit, Amy Todd, ChildrenContinue 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
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
In these days of Pentecost, we continue to pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit as we go on discerning what it means for us to be theContinue reading
You are able to watch Bishop Rachel’s Pentecost service from Gloucester Cathedral here. The Readings from the service and Bishop Rachel’s Sermon. Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost hadContinue reading