Please find all the latest news from the Diocese of Bristol
Please find all the latest news from the Diocese of Bristol
The Diocese of Bristol has been deeply concerned by the news that on 14 November hundreds of people were evacuated from Barton House in Barton Hill due to a recent building survey finding that there is a risk to the structure of the block.
Come and be inspired by meeting people from across the diocese as we share the joys and hopes of walking and growing together in Christ at our Growing Faith Together conference
Bishop Viv's address on Prayers of Love and Faith to the Diocesan Synod on Saturday 18 November.
Revd Simon Dunn to become the next Priest-in-Charge of St Peter's Chippenham, with Lacock and Bowden Hill.
Meeting in London on 13-15 November 2023, General Synod voted in favour of special services of prayer and dedication, asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples.
At this difficult time, the Diocese of Bristol asks everybody to hold the Malmesbury Abbey and people affected by this event in their prayers, as we all hope for the stolen items to be successfully recovered and work together towards healing.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Elaine Jones has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Pucklechurch and Abson, Wick with Doynton and Dyrham in the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery.
A statement from 42 bishops on Living in Love and Faith
As Black History Month draws to a close we would like to offer reflections from Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo, Bishop’s Adviser on Racial Justice and Rashida Hartley, Diocesan Racial Justice Project Officer.
Joint statement from Bristol interfaith leaders on the escalation of violence in Israel-Palestine
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull commends The Salvation Army on their recent Anti-Slavery Day annual report
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is very pleased to announce that Revd Becky Waring has been appointed as the Acting Archdeacon of Bristol and Revd Adam Beaumont as the new Associate Archdeacon across the Archdeaconries of Bristol and Malmesbury.
Speaking to the recent rise in conflict across Israel and Gaza, the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, has offered up words in sombre reflection.
Addressing House of Bishops decision regarding Prayers of Love and Faith
Revd Gaby Doherty to become Curate-in-Charge of St Stephen’s Southmead, City Deanery, Bristol Diocese
Bishop Viv admitted four new Licensed Lay Ministers and welcomed Stephen from the Diocese of Gloucester on 7 October 2023.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that Revd Steve Paynter has been appointed as the next Rector of Lyddington and Wanborough, Bishopstone with Hinton Parva.
A blog from Father Andre Hart at Westbury-on-Trym about his church's efforts to connect with its history
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Revd Tim Jones has been appointed as Vicar of St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel Bristol (Central) in City Deanery.
Hazelnut Community Farm will be featured on BBC One’s Songs Of Praise on Sunday, 1st October at 1.15pm.
St Peter's, Henleaze becomes the first church building in the Diocese to be awarded the Eco Church Gold Award.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that Revd Dr Andy Murray, Vicar of Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth, has been appointed Dean of Priority Communities in the Diocese of Bristol.
Legislation clarifying right of local authorities to support churches clears final hurdle in House of Lords.
Revd Rosy Ashley appointed as Adviser for Parish Development
Advice and guidance on RAAC in church and school buildings across the diocese.
The Diocese of Bristol welcomes the 2023 DAC Conference (Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches)
Revd Anjali Kanagaratnam to become Priest in Charge of the Benefice of South Severnside and Racial Justice Co-Ordinator in the Diocese of Bristol.
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol unveils new stained glass windows to replace those commemorating slave trader Edward Colston with new designs celebrating Bristol's multicultural past and present
The Venerable Neil Warwick, currently Archdeacon of Bristol, is to be the next Bishop of Swindon, Downing Street has announced today.
The Revd Dr Anthea Colledge appointed as new Chaplain to the University of the West of England from 1st December 2023.
Lee Barnes appointed as Adviser for Fresh Expressions of Church and Adviser for Curacy
The Fromeside benefice and Yate Mission area recently held a Dementia Friendly Churches Focus and Awareness Day
Rev Bob Molton appointed Rector of the Braydon Brook Benefice
Future Safeguarding Programme for the Church of England to be led by Professor Alexis Jay
Here's a round-up of Bishop Viv's week as duty Bishop at the House of Lords between 17th and 21st July
The Bishop of Bristol has expressed alarm over Ugandan President Museveni’s recent signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and the Church of Uganda’s support for the new law.
A round-up of the July 2023 General Synod
Eight Priests and 13 Deacons were ordained at Bristol Cathedral across the weekend.
Churches Mutual, the credit union for churches across Britain, launches marketing campaign with rebrand and new website
Bristol West Deanery Chapter visits Wessex Water, to build on relationships with local businesses and raise the profile of local charities.
The Revd Mark Nam was honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury recently with a prestigious Lambeth Award.
We are delighted to announce that the Revd Phil Goodey has been appointed Vicar of Highworth with Sevenhampton and Inglesham, Hannington and Broad Blunsdon.
Wiltshire Churches Trust celebrates its 70th anniversary with a new logo at Tidcombe
St Matthew's Church, Kingsdown, has solved one of the biggest problems a church can face – how to achieve affordable low carbon heating.
The Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Revd Sally Thomas has been appointed as the Vicar of St Edyth in Bristol West Deanery.
A prayer for those being ordained from 1st-3rd July 2023.
Permission has been granted to install new stained glass panels to replace those commemorating the slave trader Edward Colston.
We’re excited to announce that the National Church are fully supporting our ‘Transforming Church. Together’ (TCT) programme – beginning with £6.8m for the first three years!
Speaking in the House of Lords this week, Bishop Viv sought to clarify a grey area of law allowing great access to local grants for all churches.
The Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Fr. Jones Mutemwakwenda has been appointed as the Priest in Charge of St Gregory the Great, Horfield in City Deanery.
Humanity is facing one of the most serious issues of our time: climate change. There is a threat to all forms of life on our planet and the poorest countries are the most likely to suffer. It is a matter of justice.
There were over 100 Coronation-themed events within this Diocese over the last two weeks: here is a taste of what was happening around the parishes.
The DAC Awards evening took place on 10 May at St Michael’s, Highworth. Find out who was recognised at the event.
Bishop Viv gave sermon at the Coronation Evensong service on Sunday 8 May at Bristol Cathedral, to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
The Revd Lucy Cleland has been announced as the new Bishop’s Chaplain for Bristol this week. She will take up the post in August, once she has finished her current role.
Stockwood-based Licensed Lay Minister (LLM), Sue Farrance, has received the Lord Mayor’s Medal for her 10 years of service to the Operation Christmas Child project.
Earlier this month, we were invited to watch 11 young people present their speeches as part of their graduation from the SPEAR Bristol Foundation.
This weekend members of churches from Bristol Diocese are travelling to London to take part in a 4-day climate protest.
On Maundy Thursday, a Chrism Eucharist service was held at Bristol Cathedral. The Cathedral welcomed over a hundred people including licensed lay ministers, priests, diocesan staff and members of the public.
Margaret Morgan (right) and David Topp from the Diocese of Bristol received Maundy Coins from HM King Charles III last Thursday as part of the Maundy Service at York Minster.
Bishop Viv and David Stephenson, Bishop's Chaplain, met with creative young people last Sunday as part of St Michael's Highworth's Palm Sunday celebrations.
Sarah Guppy was an extraordinary woman. Born in 1770 into a wealthy family, she was the first woman in the world to take out a patent for building a bridge.
As part of our Diocesan vision to drive significant cultural and structural change on issues of racial justice, Racial Justice Project Officer Rashida Hartley is organising a Human Library event at St Mary Redcliffe.
A newly formed team is now in place to continue its support to ministers in all stages of their ministry in the light of our Transforming Church.Together strategy.
The Bishops of Bristol and Swindon expressed shock and deep concern on hearing of legislation passed by the Ugandan Parliament introducing capital and life imprisonment sentences for homosexual acts.
Read Bishop Viv's Presidential Address to the Diocesan Synod
Three churches in Swindon are embarking on an exciting campaign to increase the part the Church plays in people’s lives in the town.
All Saints’ church Clifton has won three prestigious awards in quick succession.
Malmesbury Primary School has received a donation of six million pounds from the James Dyson Foundation.
The Revd Chris Dobson has been appointed to the new role of Adviser for Parish Discipleship and Evangelism.
The Church of England’s Racial Justice Director, Revd Guy Hewitt met members of the Teahouse at the ‘Chinese and British’ exhibition at The British Library in London recently.
A place at the table for everyone. A one-day conference at Bristol Cathedral
Revd David Stephenson will be seconded from his parish ministry to work as Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
The devastating earthquakes which hit Turkey and Syria, killing thousand, still dominate the news.
After 18 years service the Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield Bishop of Swindon will retire on Sunday 30 April 2023.
Bishop Martin ordained and consecrated as Bishop of Kingston at Canterbury Cathedral
The Revd Mark Nam birthday is crowned by a conversation with the new King
Personal Reflections from Bishop Lee on the College of Bishops’ recommendations to General Synod
David Niven has been appointed as the next Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Steering Group.
The Revd Canon Alice Kemp is Bristol's new General Synod representative.
Threads through Creation is an extraordinary, uplifting art exhibition on show at Bath Abbey,
Lacock was proud to welcome Her Majesty The Queen Consort to the village. She visited St Cyriac’s church to plant a commemorative tree...
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull's full statement on the proposal to the General Synod regarding same-sex relationships
The Revd Mark Nam, the Diocesan Minority Ethnic Vocations Champion, will lead the Church of England’s national online service this weekend (Sunday 22 Jan) marking Chinese New Year.
Following a 1,000 mile bike ride, the Bishop of Swindon, the Rt Revd Lee Rayfield is being supported by Swindon Town FC in raising funds for local families struggling with the rising cost of living.
The Revd Patrick (Patch) Webb appointed Rector of St John’s Parks and St Andrew’s, Walcot, Swindon
Jessica Price was appointed Youth Mission Enabler for the North Wiltshire Mission Area (NWMA) on 1st May 2022
Appearing on BBC Radio Bristol, Bishop Viv offered a short Christmas message yesterday.
The diocesan strategy, Transforming Church. Together has been affirmed by the National Church.
The Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough, Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol, has been appointed as the next Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark.
Christ Church, Downend opens its warm hub cafe every Thursday
Comprising handwritten letters, photographs and oral histories, the new British Library Exhibition, “Chinese and British” has links to Bristol.
Bishop Viv's presidential address to Diocesan Synod
The Mothers’ Union in Bristol is inviting everyone to join them for a day of action against gender based violence around the world.
An exciting Intercultural Worship Workshop takes place this weekend.
The tiny village of Littleton Drew, north-west of Chippenham, is a great example of how active engagement with the wider community offers the Church a lifeline.
The new Frenchay CofE Primary School in Bristol opened recently, setting new high environmental standards.
St Peter’s church Chippenham has been awarded Grade II listed status by Historic England.
Zoe Stroud, one of our Licensed Lay Members in Fishponds (Kingsway Benefice) has been invited to be a regular contributor on the Sunday breakfast programme for her local radio station where they will delve deeper into faith.
We are delighted to welcome Charlie who has joined us recently as our new Youth Missioner focusing on Yate and Fromeside.