The Revd Richard Hoyal and the Revd Tony Knapp have both recently retired from ministry in the diocese.
Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland are hosting a series of Lent Lectures which will explore how Christians can bring an active Gospel to the communities of Bristol.
Read diary updates and view pictures from the diocesan team currently in Uganda for the ‘Christ Centred Leadership’ Conference
Please note that the Diocesan Synod meeting on Saturday 9th February has been cancelled. The next Synod meeting will be on Saturday 1st June at St Paul’s Church, Covingham.
A recent national conference on energy use in churches has generated a range of information and guidance for parishes struggling with the cost of keeping congregations warm.
The Venerable Christine Froude, Archdeacon of Malmesbury and acting Archdeacon of Bristol, will be making her annual Visitation to each Deanery in the diocese during May 2013.
All sessions take place at the new Diocesan offices in Stoke Gifford
The Cycle of Prayer for Jan-Mar 2013 is now available via our Cycle of Prayer webpage.
Annual provision of forms and documents for treasurers
An exciting opportunity to share your spiritual gifts and leadership skills with a group of three Central parishes close to Swindon town centre. Each has their own individual identity and yet are growing closer together with a heart for their local communities.
After nearly 15 years with the Diocese of Bristol, Carolyn Buckeridge, Child Protection Officer, has decided to take retirement.
There are a few places left for the one-off clergy training on afternoon of Fri Jan 18th.
Dates for DBS ‘surgeries’ at the Diocesan Office are now available. These surgeries offer applicants the chance to bring their documents to the Diocesan Office for checking. Please call the Diocesan Office to book a slot with a counter signatory. …
Bishop Mike has accepted the invitation of the Council of the Oxford theological college, Wycliffe Hall, to become its Chair.
The Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol has ruled that the parish can sell a piece of silverware known as the ‘Lacock Cup’ to the British Museum.
Creating a radical discipleship culture is essential for the church’s mission. The iDisciple conference brings together three experienced teachers, including Gordon Macdonald, in life, the church and culture in pursuing deep discipleship in the context of local church. Full details …
A roundup of news from ISR on issues related to social, economic and enivronmental justice and faith in the workplace, supporting parishes and engaging with institutions.
The MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, visited Bristol Cathedral Choir School in November at the invitation of teachers campaigning for a proper understanding of the value of RE.
The 2013 Global Aware Conference will take place on January 26th in Bristol
As Bishop Mike attends the enthronement of Stanley Ntagali as Archbishop of Uganda this month, parishes in the diocese are also establishing new partnerships and building links with Ugandan churches.
After over four years of service in the role, Jane Holmes is to retire as the Bristol DAC Secretary on 31 December this year to be replaced by Janet Saxon.
The Bristol Diocesan Synod has passed a vote of no confidence in the ability of the General Synod to effect the clear will of the majority of Church members in relation to women bishops.
You are warmly invited to join us for this UCAN Area Training Day on: Developing our role A valuable opportunity for Church Administrators to think through their roles, increase their effectiveness and network with others in similar positions Monday 25th February …
Youth and Children’s Advisor Dan Jones’ winter edition of Newslink is now available
Last chance call – do it now! Make sure your church’s Christmas events are updated on the A Church Near You website.
Come and listen to Highworth Choral Society at St Margaret’s Church, Stratton St Margaret on 1st December 2012 at 7.30pm Christmas refreshments will be served during the interval Tickets are £5 and can be bought from the Church Office or just turn up on the night …
A selection of resources, messages and media to guide your meditation this advent.
In his message for Advent Bishop Lee highlights the challenge of the season for our discipleship.
Mental Health Issues in Church Life – An Introduction
Inspirational Bible reflections join a festival of seasonal music
“A Pilgrimage to the Light”
A roundup of the relevant articles and feedback surrounding the Women Bishops vote
Take a look – this clear infographic from EIG gives some helpful advice on preparing for floods
There are no current posts being advertised but up to six posts will be advertised in the early part of 2013. Watch this space…
From December 19th: some important changes to the statutory procedure for publishing banns of marriage.
The General Synod has failed to agree legislation that would have enabled women to become bishops in the Church of England.
Booklet of daily prayers and readings for the Advent season to aid us in the task of growing in faith and understanding.
The next meeting of the Bristol Diocesan Synod will be held on 1st December 2012 at City Academy, Bristol, at 9.30 a.m.
As the General Synod progresses, you can follow our representatives in realtime using this Twitter feed.
Revd Janet Marker died last month after a struggle with illness that had been a constant presence though her ordained ministry. Revd Julie Bradley remembers a beautiful and generous life.
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