Jumping Fish, the education resource company that works in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester, has relaunched one of its most popular teaching resources; Experience Easter Outside. Experience Easter OutsideContinue reading
Is sentencing effective for the offender? Pilot event with young people in Cheltenham
In partnership with All Saints Academy and the University of Gloucestershire, Bishop Rachel ran an event for Y11 and sixth form students exploring the sentences which are given for crimes.Continue reading
House of Lords: Investing to reduce child poverty
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords about the importance of investing to reduce child poverty. Watch: “My Lords, I tooContinue reading
Using nature to reduce flood risk at Cam Hopton School
Expert engineers have created an innovative water management system to tackle a flooding problem at Cam Hopton Church of England Primary School. The hillside position of the school, situated aboveContinue reading
Jane’s call to a new ministry
Jane’s creative approach to following her calling has transformed children’s and families’ provision in Lydney. In 2021, Jane Penny was employed as a lay Children and Families Minister in TidenhamContinue reading
Funding for birdboxes – deadline end of February
Keen birder Bill Richardson would like to put in a block funding application to provide birdboxes for churches and church partnerships in the Diocese of Gloucester. Worshipping communities can installContinue reading
“Being an Eco Church has become a part of life” at Pip and Jim’s Leckhampton
In August 2022, St Philp and St James Church Leckhampton was awarded a Bronze Eco Church Award by A Rocha and is now working towards Silver. Helen Wolfson, a memberContinue reading
Journey to net zero – what impact is your church having?
Across the Diocese of Gloucester, we have committed to being net zero carbon by 2030. This is an ambitious target and one that we will need to work together toContinue reading
Under 5s and flourishing: Jo Wetherall blogs
The Revd Jo Wetherall, Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester blogs about the importance of lifelong learning and a fantastic opportunity to be equipped for workContinue reading
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?
Bishop gets eco tips from Shurdington School
Bishop Robert visited Shurdingon Church of England Primary School to chat with the children about their views on the environment.
New Independent Chair for diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel
Debbie Innes-Turnill begins working with the Diocese of Gloucester and Gloucester Cathedral as Independent Chair for the diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel. Judith Knight, Director of People and Safeguarding, said, “IContinue reading
Bishop Rachel interviewed live on BBC One
Bishop Rachel was interviewed live on BBC One by Kirsty Young as part of the BBC’s coverage of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service.
Bishop Rachel pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in the House of Lords
On Saturday the Bishop of Gloucester was in the House of Lords participating in the many hours of tributes to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Watch in full:
Joel’s story: Coping with climate crisis overwhelm
In the next in our #EcoChurchInAnHour series, Joel Callow, a member of the worshipping community at Trinity Cheltenham shares how he combats feelings of being overwhelmed by the scale ofContinue reading
#Liedentity – Bishop Rachel visits The Cotswold School
Bishop Rachel recently spent time in The Cotswold School and met with students to talk about body image and how social media makes them feel as part of the #Liedentity campaign
Responding to Growth: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ~ video now available
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
Bishop Rachel in debate on crime and sentencing
Bishop Rachel contributed to a debate in the House of Lords today, on the causes of crime, reoffending and rehabilitation ~ including the contribution of the voluntary sector.
Bishop Rachel questions the Government about issues around body image
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the House of Lords today; “Can the Noble Lord Minister say what assessment the Government has made about the potential merits of labelling digitallyContinue reading
Ordinations 2022 – photos and videos
It’s official – our new priests and deacons are ordained. We take a look back at some of the highlights of this joyful and jubilant weekend.
Bishop Rachel questions Government about preventing domestic violence
Bishop Rachel has asked a question in the House of Lords about preventing domestic and sexual violence. She said, “My Lords, in this important issue of violence against men andContinue reading
Sportily: TRAC Battle Sports
30 young people joined a Sportily team at TRAC Battle Sports in Newent, to play outdoor laser quest, race Go-karts, play sports and games, sing worship songs and hear testimoniesContinue reading
Eco pod homes for vulnerable people
“These homes are the sort of transformation I want to be part of – the sort of world I want to be living in.”
Eco Church In An Hour: A ‘tweet’ for the birds
Caring for wildlife is an integral part of #EcoChurchInAnHour Jon shows Bishop Robert the bird boxes that the church in Daglingworth has put up around the churchyard. They have madeContinue reading