07 Feb |  Connections newsletter – Issue 3

Welcome to the latest edition of Connections. The stories in this newsletter show how parishes are engaging in mission and ministry contributing to our vision and priorities. In Issue 3 Read the stories featured in this edition of Connections: Special …

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07 Feb |  Sunday Sessions @ The Hare – St Paul’s, Bristol

Once a month, a south Bristol pub opens its doors to the church. The ‘Sunday Sessions’, which are held monthly at the Hare Pub, aim to provide a place where people can explore faith, creativity and community. Each evening consists …

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07 Feb |  Knitted Crib Pilgrimage – St Andrew’s, Chippenham

Woolly mementos of the Nativity found their way into homes across Chippenham last Christmas. Each year, the church sends out knitted figures from the first Christmas – including angels, shepherds and kings – to families who host them for one …

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01 Feb |  Diocese of Bristol complaints policy and initial guidance

I have a complaint – what can I do? While we hope you will never have to cause to complain, sadly, sometimes things do go wrong. The Diocese of Bristol views complaints as an opportunity to put things right, learn …

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29 Nov |  Statement regarding St Mary Redcliffe Primary School

It is clear from this Ofsted report that there are areas of weakness at St Mary Redcliffe Primary School. The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) will work in partnership with Bristol City Council and school staff to provide support …

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11 Oct |  101 ideas for your church

At the Diocese of Bristol we have identified 3 core priorities: Making disciples, Growing leaders and Engaging younger generations. Many of our churches have come up with fantastic ideas which they have tried and tested. Each month we will add …

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11 Oct |  101 ideas for your church – Growing Leaders

At the Diocese of Bristol we have identified 3 core priorities: Making disciples, Growing leaders and Engaging younger generations. Many of our churches have come up with fantastic ideas which they have tried and tested. Each month we will add …

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03 Aug |  Open Heritage Days

Churches are being urged to fling open their doors and invite people in to ‘treasure your treasures’ during the annual Heritage Open Days in September. ‘Treasure Your Treasures’ is the theme for this year’s annual four-day festival, which runs from …

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20 Jun |  The Queen’s birthday celebrations

Churches across the Diocese of Bristol held parties as they helped to mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen. Special services were held on the weekend of 11 and 12 June, alongside events which involved whole communities coming together …

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16 Jun |  How to develop an action plan

Developing a parish action plan, strategy or vision document is a process designed to help churches to prayerfully consider the mission and ministry that God is calling them to. The process enables a parish to discern its vision for the …

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