10 Feb |  Engaging with Younger Generations Training Opportunities

As part of the ‘Creating connections’ vision we have prioritised afresh Engaging with younger generations. A programme of fantastic training opportunities led by knowledgeable trainers has been put together for 2017 to help church leaders to engage with key subjects within this priority. /Find out …

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20 Jan |  Engaging younger generations – challenges facing the Church

At September 2016 Diocesan Synod, Dan Jones (Youth and Children’s Adviser) presented to members the challenges facing the Church of England in relation to engaging with younger generations. The presentation provided a synopsis of the current landscape, how generational theory …

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20 Jan |  A new year, and it’s time to think big!

As January rolls around again, many of us put our mind to planning for the year ahead – dreaming of all that we’d like to achieve, and how we’re going to make it happen. It’s also a time of year …

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18 Jan |  The Key – training dates for 2017

The ‘KEY’ is back for 2017 providing invaluable time and space for children’s and youth leaders/volunteers from across the diocese to reflect on their roles, discuss theory and context with others involved in children’s, youth and families ministry, and gain practical advice and guidance on a …

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14 Dec |  Funding boost for St Andrew, Castle Combe

St Andrew, Castle Combe is set to benefit from a £596,000 rescue funding package from the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church repair and support charity. The church has been awarded a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant to help …

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18 Nov |  Competition to find innovative community projects in churches

The National Churches Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust are inviting entries for the Marsh Awards for Innovative Church Projects. The competition aims to find the congregations running the most innovative community activities in a church building which have been …

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18 Nov |  Bring #JoyToTheWorld with www.AChristmasNearYou.org

This Christmas the Church of England is launching a new website inviting people across the country to attend local parish services at Christmas. Parishes are being invited to visit A Christmas Near You and complete a simple form no later …

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16 Nov |  The Bristol DAC Awards Scheme

The Diocesan Advisory Committee forms a key part of the process by which parishes develop proposals for their buildings and obtain consent to carry out work. It works closely with parishes in caring for their buildings and in adapting them …

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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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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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