15 Jan |  Pastures new for two priests

The Revd Richard Hoyal and the Revd Tony Knapp have both recently retired from ministry in the diocese.

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15 Jan |  Our Social Legacy: What do we find? What will we leave?

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.

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14 Jan |  Updates from Uganda

Read diary updates and view pictures from the diocesan team currently in Uganda for the ‘Christ Centred Leadership’ Conference

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14 Jan |  February Diocesan Synod cancelled

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.

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11 Jan |  Expert solutions for heating churches

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.

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11 Jan |  Archdeacon’s Visitations 2013

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.

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08 Jan |  Safeguarding Training 2013

All sessions take place at the new Diocesan offices in Stoke Gifford

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04 Jan |  Cycle of Prayer: Q1 now available

The Cycle of Prayer for Jan-Mar 2013 is now available via our Cycle of Prayer webpage.

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04 Jan |  Finance: Treasurers’ Mailing 2012 now online

Annual provision of forms and documents for treasurers

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18 Dec |  Retirement of Carolyn Buckeridge

After nearly 15 years with the Diocese of Bristol, Carolyn Buckeridge, Child Protection Officer, has decided to take retirement.

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16 Dec |  Mental Health Issues – places available

There are a few places left for the one-off clergy training on afternoon of Fri Jan 18th.

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08 Dec |  Bishop Mike becomes Chair of Wycliffe Hall

Bishop Mike has accepted the invitation of the Council of the Oxford theological college, Wycliffe Hall, to become its Chair.

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05 Dec |  Chancellor rules on Lacock cup

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.

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05 Dec |  ISR News Briefing, Dec 2012

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.

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05 Dec |  MP sees RE makes sense of the world

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.

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05 Dec |  Global Aware Conference 2013

The 2013 Global Aware Conference will take place on January 26th in Bristol

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04 Dec |  Diocese and parishes strengthen links with Uganda

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.

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04 Dec |  DAC says goodbye to Jane Holmes

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.

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01 Dec |  Diocesan Synod tells Bishops to effect the will of the Church

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.

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30 Nov |  CYP Newslink Winter 2012

Youth and Children’s Advisor Dan Jones’ winter edition of Newslink is now available

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30 Nov |  Get your church’s Christmas events online!

Last chance call – do it now! Make sure your church’s Christmas events are updated on the A Church Near You website.

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28 Nov |  Advent Resources

A selection of resources, messages and media to guide your meditation this advent.

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28 Nov |  Bishop’s Letter: Is there any hope for Advent?

In his message for Advent Bishop Lee highlights the challenge of the season for our discipleship.

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28 Nov |  Podcasts to reflect on the sounds of Advent

Inspirational Bible reflections join a festival of seasonal music

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27 Nov |  Bristol Cathedral: A Quiet Evening

“A Pilgrimage to the Light”

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26 Nov |  Reactions to the Women Bishops vote

A roundup of the relevant articles and feedback surrounding the Women Bishops vote

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26 Nov |  What to do during a flood warning

Take a look – this clear infographic from EIG gives some helpful advice on preparing for floods

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22 Nov |  Legal changes to the publishing of Banns of Marriage

From December 19th: some important changes to the statutory procedure for publishing banns of marriage.

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20 Nov |  General Synod rejects Women Bishops legislation

The General Synod has failed to agree legislation that would have enabled women to become bishops in the Church of England.

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20 Nov |  Prayers and readings for Advent

Booklet of daily prayers and readings for the Advent season to aid us in the task of growing in faith and understanding.

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20 Nov |  Open Diocesan Synod, Bristol, 1 Dec 2012

The next meeting of the Bristol Diocesan Synod will be held on 1st December 2012 at City Academy, Bristol, at 9.30 a.m.

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19 Nov |  Revd Janet Marker, 1963-2012

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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18 Nov |  Christmas resources from Christian Aid

This year Christian Aid’s Christmas materials tell the story of 12 year old Waleed Badir who lives in the West Bank.

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15 Nov |  Re-fuelling rural churches

The Filling Station, which started in the Diocese of Bristol, is supporting and strengthening local churches in rural areas across the country. Does your area need a refuel?

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14 Nov |  Operation Christmas Child: bringing community and church together

A short film profiling the scheme, we meet the team that make it happen and find out why they’re involved.

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09 Nov |  Bishops delighted at “inspired” choice for Archbishop

The Bishops of Bristol and Swindon have wholeheartedly welcomed the announcement that Rt Revd Justin Welby will be the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

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09 Nov |  John Swainston appointed Director of Education

John Swainston became the permanent Director of Education for the Diocese of Bristol this month bringing great experience to a critical role in the Diocese, serving children and young people.

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06 Nov |  Parishes welcome four new clergy

Clergy licensed over the last month tell their stories.

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06 Nov |  Diocesan Clergy Day Conferences, March and November 2013

In March and November 2013, the Diocese of Bristol will be holding day conferences for all its clergy repeated at both ends of the Diocese as a key part of the spiritual and professional development offered to clergy.

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05 Nov |  Clergy Training on Domestic Abuse

General Safeguarding news update, and time to sign up for next year’s training.

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