05 Jan |  Heart & Soul for Ministry: Sheldon Retreats in 2017

As you look ahead into the new year, have you thought about planning a retreat into your diary? There are many different places to go, and one particular community in the south west is the Sheldon Community, in the heart …

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24 Oct |  “As a family it says to us that our children are valued”

As a diocese, encouraging and equipping ordained clergy in their ministries is paramount in fulfilling the diocesan values and priorities. In addition, providing appropriate support and pastoral care also helps clergy in their professional and personal lives, especially when that help …

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16 Jun |  The next step in answering God’s call

The summer is an exciting time of transition within the Ministry Development department – BAP candidates become ordinands; ordinands become deacons; deacons become priests; formation year students prepare to become Licensed Lay Ministers. Helen Collins, Adviser for Licensed Ministry, looks …

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09 Jun |  Invitations to Grace

Yesterday afternoon I was due to meet a colleague for coffee. I had rushed from one meeting to the next all morning and arrived on time to find my usually prompt colleague was not there. A few text messages back …

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18 May |  More salt please!

Last week, I was talking with a candidate about the difficulties he was having with friendships. This person was reflecting upon the nature of his relationships at his sports club and he commented that even though he enjoyed spending time …

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11 May |  Bristol Diocesan ministry training “sound and secure”

The Licensed Lay Ministry training programme in the Diocese of Bristol has been labelled “sound and strategically led” in its first annual Periodic External Review (PER). Out of 16 criteria to be tested against, eleven came back with a vote …

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26 Apr |  Prioritising

To make this vision for the Diocese a reality, we need to be better connected to God, to our communities, and to each other.

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26 Apr |  Creating connections: Toolkit

To make this vision for the Diocese a reality, we need to be better connected to God, to our communities, and to each other.

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26 Apr |  The Vision

Jesus came with a message and a vision for the world. The message, the Good News, is that we can all be reconnected with God.

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26 Apr |  Connecting…

In the light of our vision, what is the biggest challenge facing the Church of England today?

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