Published: 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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Published: 07 Feb |  Messy Baptism

Four children made the pledge in front of friends and family at St Barnabas Church in Gorse Hill, Swindon as they committed to following Jesus as part of a Messy Baptism service. Messy Church has been running at the church …

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Published: 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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Published: 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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Published: 16 Nov |  Young adults invited to “Reformation Reloaded” in Germany

Building on Bristol dioceses’ strong links with the Lutheran Church in Augsburg young adults (aged 18-25yrs) are being invited to join with other young people from across the world next summer at the international convention – ‘Reformation Reloaded 2017. To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, the international …

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Published: 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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Published: 12 Oct |  Creative Ideas for Wild Church – Taking All Age Worship and Learning Outdoors

This innovative and imaginative resource offers learning and worship activities and whole service outlines to help churches and schools engage with the outside world and increase connectedness with the communities where they are placed, whether
rural or urban.

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Published: 15 Sep |  Discounted ‘Light’ materials for churches

Scripture Union is a name known for producing a wealth of resources that support churches in their ministry and mission with children and young people. As part of their ongoing commitment SU have released news that they are offering their popular ‘Light’ materials at a …

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Published: 05 Sep |  Supporting students in their faith

A new term has begun and thousands of young people will be heading off to university for the first time. Ed Davis, coordinating chaplain at the University of Bristol, and Ian Yemm, coordinating chaplain at UWE, have put together their …

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Published: 24 Aug |  “An amazing week” at Soul Survivor 2016

When Julie and Chris heard about the Diocesan camp at Soul Survivor this year, the volunteer youth leaders from St Thomas a Becket (Pucklechurch) jumped at the opportunity to take their small youth group along to the popular Christian youth gathering. Julie and Chris reflect on an amazing …

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