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‘Education for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills’ - Diocesan Education Conference 2019
First published on: 26th November 2019
This year's Diocesan Education Conference took place in November. The day was enjoyed by school leaders: headteachers, senior leaders, clergy and church workers who engage with young people and schools.
Open ‘Education for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills’ - Diocesan Education Conference 2019

How Eco is your Church?
First published on: 20th November 2019
Four churches across the Diocese have received our first Eco Church awards.
Open How Eco is your Church?

31 plastic bottles make a school uniform
First published on: 20th November 2019
As a head teacher, you may expect any number of questions from parents when you launch a new school uniform but does it crinkle? is a rather unusual one! Yet at The Deanery CE Academy in Swindon its a fair question to ask, as the uniforms are partly
Open 31 plastic bottles make a school uniform

We’ve declared a climate emergency!
First published on: 20th November 2019
When the vote was passed unanimously, the room filled with cheers, applause and even a whistle or two.
Open We’ve declared a climate emergency!

Bishop Viv addresses Synod - Nov 2019
First published on: 19th November 2019
And God blessed them...I wonder what you think blessing someone or something means or achieves (and Bishops do lots of blessings of people and of things, in my early experience particularly of loos)?
Open Bishop Viv addresses Synod - Nov 2019

New Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
First published on: 19th November 2019
Prayer is an amazing gift which strengthens our relationship with God; it has the power to change us and the world around us.
Open New Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Stewardship Update Nov19
First published on: 15th November 2019
In this stewardship update; FREE Church Fundraising Guide, an updated Diocesan grants guide, a new parish giving scheme resource and contactless giving deals.Church Fundraising Handbook.
Open Stewardship Update Nov19

Pattern Church thanks Allchurches Trust for Grant Award
First published on: 13th November 2019
In late May Pattern Church in Swindon was awarded a significant Allchurches Trust grant for which the church and the Diocese is extremely grateful.
Open Pattern Church thanks Allchurches Trust for Grant Award

Revd Becky Waring announced as next Area Dean of Bristol South
First published on: 8th November 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Becky Waring has been appointed Area Dean of Bristol South. Becky has the been vicar of St Martins Knowle since 2016. Previous to her ministry at St Martins, Becky was a Lice
Open Revd Becky Waring announced as next Area Dean of Bristol South

DBE Newsletter Term 2 2019-20
First published on: 8th November 2019
Please click the link below to download the second Diocesan Board of Education newsletter of the year.
Open DBE Newsletter Term 2 2019-20

37% of parishes running youth provision
First published on: 5th November 2019
To fulfil our call to proclaim afresh the Good News in each generation, the Diocese has, through its 'Creating connections' vision prioritised reconnecting with children and teenagers, young adults and families.
Open 37% of parishes running youth provision

God became like me
First published on: 5th November 2019
A third of children and young people don't know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, let alone the extraordinary significance that this has for their lives.
Open God became like me

The Diocese remembers
First published on: 5th November 2019
Across the Diocese acts of remembrance took place on Remembrance Sunday as those who serve and have fallen to protect our democratic rights are remembered. Thousands joined services across at churches right across our region to participate.
Open The Diocese remembers

When a rector moves on...
First published on: 5th November 2019
When a much valued Rector leaves a group of 8 rural parishes to move on to be an Archdeacon there is a temptation to feel things are never going to be as good again. But of course that is not the case.When Revd Christopher Bryan left the Gauzebrook P
Open When a rector moves on...

1,000 people attend Enquiry and Christian Basics courses
First published on: 4th November 2019
In 2018, as part of the Statistics for Mission returns, parishes across the country were asked whether they had run any enquiry or Christian basics courses that year.
Open 1,000 people attend Enquiry and Christian Basics courses

Nominations open for 2020 DAC Awards
First published on: 1st November 2019
Who will you nominate for a 2020 DAC Award?Each year the DAC recognises a number of projects via its awards scheme.
Open Nominations open for 2020 DAC Awards

Church School Partnership Award for Christ Church Infants & Christ Church Downend
First published on: 1st November 2019
Christ Church Infants School and Christ Church Downend have been working together, welcoming each other to their premises and sharing events for many years.
Open Church School Partnership Award for Christ Church Infants & Christ Church Downend

Counting church visitor numbers goes digital
First published on: 1st November 2019
Do churches know the number of visitors that pass through their doors?
Open Counting church visitor numbers goes digital

Dementia Church events in Nov 2019
First published on: 1st November 2019
A range of events linked to our support of Dementia Friendly Church are running this November.
Open Dementia Church events in Nov 2019

Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church
First published on: 1st November 2019
The Church of Englands Environmental Advisory Group has called for all parts of the Church to recognise the Climate Crisis and step up its action to safeguard God's creation.
Open Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church

Mothers Union and The Clewer Initiative
First published on: 1st November 2019
Mothers Union has gone into partnership with The Clewer Initiative to support the tackling of Modern Day Slavery. (The Clewer Initiative is the Church of England's response to Modern Day Slavery).
Open Mothers Union and The Clewer Initiative

Visitors for Uganda50 in London
First published on: 1st November 2019
Written by Aura Hart, Mothers Union Diocesan PresidentAs part of the Uganda 50 celebration, we who are members of the Mothers Union in the Diocese of Bristol were delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with fellow members from Uganda they were
Open Visitors for Uganda50 in London

CofE Advent and Christmas Resources
First published on: 1st November 2019
#FollowTheStar 2019Follow the Star invites you to experience the wonder and excitement of the Wise Mens journey as they travel towards Jesus.
Open CofE Advent and Christmas Resources

Prepare for New Years resolutions
First published on: 1st November 2019
As we begin to focus on Christmas preparations, perhaps we might also begin to consider how we might engage with those we meet at Christmas services, when the New Year arrives.
Open Prepare for New Years resolutions

Caring for Creation in Wroughton
First published on: 23rd October 2019
During September, the parish of Wroughton and Wichelstowe joined churches around the country in celebrating the Season of Creation, with teaching and liturgy designed to help explore the diversity and wonder of God's creation.
Open Caring for Creation in Wroughton

Bishop of Bristol makes first speech in House of Lords
First published on: 22nd October 2019
During debate on the Queens Speech on Thursday 17 October, the Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, made her first speech in the House of Lords.
Open  Bishop of Bristol makes first speech in House of Lords

Raising faith
First published on: 22nd October 2019
Just 50% of children growing up in Christian homes will keep their faith as adults.'Raising Faith Inspire' is an easy-to-run 90minute small group discussion to facilitate parents thinking about how to build faith in their children.
Open Raising faith

Bishop Viv’s Lent book: Saying YES to Life
First published on: 22nd October 2019
Bishop Viv has chosen Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio as the Diocesan Lent book for 2020. This forms part of a Church of England Lent campaign. Churches are encouraged to use the resources for their Lent courses and the spiritual and practical act
Open Bishop Viv’s Lent book: Saying YES to Life

Ugandan Bishops discuss Climate Crisis
First published on: 16th October 2019
As part of their recent visit to the Diocese, two Ugandan Bishops joined a timely conversation on the climate crisis at Cotham Parish Church.
Open Ugandan Bishops discuss Climate Crisis

Parish Officer Training 2019 Resource Downloads
First published on: 14th October 2019
Our annual training event for all Churchwardens, PCC Secretaries, PCC Treasurers, Parish Administrators and other such roles is took place on the morning of Saturday 12 October.
Open Parish Officer Training 2019 Resource Downloads

Growing Faith – what next after Connected 2019?
First published on: 8th October 2019
At Connected 2019 this year, we focused on the key themes outlined within Growing Faith - a vision set out by the House of Bishops. 
Open Growing Faith – what next after Connected 2019?

Youth-focused lectionary resource launched
First published on: 3rd October 2019
One of the glories of the Church of England is its liturgical worship and the patterns, forms and words through which public worship is conducted.
Open Youth-focused lectionary resource launched

Revd Canon Michael Johnson appointed Acting Dean at Bristol Cathedral
First published on: 1st October 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Canon Michael Johnson as the Acting Dean of Bristol Cathedral. It follows the appointment of Very Revd David Hoyle to the Dean of Westminster.
Open Revd Canon Michael Johnson appointed Acting Dean at Bristol Cathedral

Will Aid 2019
First published on: 23rd September 2019
The Will Aid 2019 scheme is now live - so book now to get your will written. There are hundreds of Will Aid solicitors taking bookings up and down the country.
Open Will Aid 2019

Developing Accessibility in the Local Church
First published on: 23rd September 2019
When we talk about disability and access we often immediately jump to thinking about ramps and accessible toilets. Creating a physically accessible building is of course important but access and inclusion for all involves much more.
Open Developing Accessibility in the Local Church

Climate Emergency debate at next Diocesan Synod
First published on: 20th September 2019
The Diocesan Synod meets at the Deanery CE Academy on Saturday 16 November between 9.30am and 3pm. The Synod will be full of discussion and debate.
Open Climate Emergency debate at next Diocesan Synod

CAP Sunday - working through debt
First published on: 20th September 2019
On Sunday 13 October, churches across the Diocese will be hosting CAP Sunday: a special service to invite people to look again at poverty in their community.
Open CAP Sunday - working through debt

Developing Accessibility in the Local Church
First published on: 18th September 2019
Disability: Access, Inclusion and Participation - Developing Accessibility in the Local ChurchThursday 24 September 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Central (formerly PipnJay).
Open Developing Accessibility in the Local Church

Free advice for Church treasurers
First published on: 18th September 2019
Stewardship is offering a free dial-in session is packed with all the latest news and advice, especially for church treasurers. The session, takes place on Wednesday 16 October at 1pm.
Open Free advice for Church treasurers

Collation and Installation of Neil Warwick as Archdeacon of Bristol
First published on: 18th September 2019
Ven Neil Warwick was collated and installed as the new Archbishop of Bristol at a service in Bristol Cathedral earlier this month.Neil, who took up the post in the summer, was joined by colleagues, friends and family.
Open Collation and Installation of Neil Warwick as Archdeacon of Bristol

Parish Officer Training 2019
First published on: 17th September 2019
Our annual training event for all Churchwardens, PCC Secretaries, PCC Treasurers, Parish Administrators and other such roles is taking place on the morning of Saturday 12 October at Sheldon School, Chippenham. 
Open Parish Officer Training 2019

Connected conference 2019 - book your place!
First published on: 17th September 2019
Connected conference 2019. Tuesday 8 October 2019. Connected is a day to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and those who serve in parishes across the Diocese of Bristol.
Open Connected conference 2019 - book your place!

New LLMs to be licensed this weekend
First published on: 16th September 2019
This year's LLM Licensing Service takes place at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 21 September at 10.30am. This is a joyful occasion to which candidates are encouraged to invite their family and friends and members of their local church.
Open New LLMs to be licensed this weekend

The Orchard
First published on: 12th September 2019
The story of the Orchard is a gift to small congregations who are seeking to serve God while wondering how to navigate the challenges of diminishing resources. It is designed to be used by small groups and to encourage the growth of faith.
Open The Orchard

God was nudging me to invite
First published on: 9th September 2019
As part of the Journey of Invitation remote invitational coaching has been available with Michael Harvey of Unlocking the Growth to help leaders to explore what it means to lead an invitational church.
Open God was nudging me to invite

The Kitchen Table project: Inspiring faith in the home
First published on: 9th September 2019
Just 50% of children growing up in Christian homes will keep their faith as adults parents and carers are the most important influence on children developing a faith that lasts.
Open The Kitchen Table project: Inspiring faith in the home

YouVersion Bible App for kids
First published on: 9th September 2019
YouVersion partnered with OneHope to develop the Bible App for Kids, designing it specifically to engage children with Bible stories on an age-appropriate level. The Bible App for Kids is a free app for Android, Apple, and Kindle devices.
Open YouVersion Bible App for kids

Raising Faith - A livestream event from Care for the Family
First published on: 9th September 2019
Sign up for the Raising Faith livestream on October 15 from Care for the Family.Join Katharine Hill and Andy Frost from the comfort of your own home as they deliver Raising Faith via livestream.
Open Raising Faith - A livestream event from Care for the Family

Deanery Academy welcomes first students
First published on: 4th September 2019
Pupils have been welcomed to the Deanery Church of England Academy as it opened its door for the first time. The school in Wichelstowe, Swindon, saw 120 Year 7 children arrive for their first lessons on Wednesday morning.
Open Deanery Academy welcomes first students

Pattern Church launches afternoon service
First published on: 30th August 2019
Swindon's Pattern Church is launching a new afternoon service on Sundays. Pattern Church, which launched last December, is adding the 4.30pm service with the aim of attracting young people and those in their 20s.
Open Pattern Church launches afternoon service

Grant awarded for research into Messy Churches
First published on: 30th August 2019
Messy Churches in the Diocese of Bristol are among the congregations to benefit from new research being funded by the Church of England.A grant of 100,000 has been awarded to the Church of Englands Evangelism and Discipleship Team.
Open Grant awarded for research into Messy Churches

Bishop Viv signs open letter on prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit
First published on: 28th August 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, has joined 25 Anglican bishops in signing an open letter on the prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit and the need for national reconciliation.
Open Bishop Viv signs open letter on prospect of a 'no-deal' Brexit

St Johns Parks and Walcot Community Choir
First published on: 21st August 2019
The parish of Parks and Walcot, Swindon is amongst the 10% most deprived in the country and receives Lowest Income Communities Funding. This has supported them in developing a ministry amongst unchurched women on the estate.
Open St Johns Parks and Walcot Community Choir

Prayer day at Deanery Academy
First published on: 20th August 2019
Churches from across the Swindon Deanery joined members of the wider community at the new Deanery CE Academy in Swindon to 'pray in' the school earlier in July.
Open Prayer day at Deanery Academy

Marriage registration changes
First published on: 20th August 2019
The Government plans to introduce a new system of registration for marriages, including church weddings, in England and Wales.
Open Marriage registration changes

Practical aspects of prayer ministry
First published on: 20th August 2019
Many churches in the Diocese offer prayer for healing and wholeness for members of their congregation. In some it is offered weekly, some monthly, some occasionally.
Open Practical aspects of prayer ministry

Revd Jeremy Andrew announced as Area Dean for Kingswood and South Glos
First published on: 20th August 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Andrew has been appointed Area Dean of Kingswood and South Glos.
Open Revd Jeremy Andrew announced as Area Dean for Kingswood and South Glos

Pop-up prayer space at St Michael's School
First published on: 16th August 2019
A pop-up Prayer Space was recently created at St Michael's Primary School in Winterbourne by members of St Michael's Church. Jo Strange, Pastoral Family Liaison Minister at the church, looks back on how pupils and staff engaged with it:"This was
Open Pop-up prayer space at St Michael's School

Difference. The power of faith in a conflicted world
First published on: 15th August 2019
Archbishop Justin Welby has a vision for the church to be a reconciling presence in the midst of conflict. Over the last year, he has brought together leading thinkers on reconciliation to create a timely resource that is designed for Christians to e
Open Difference. The power of faith in a conflicted world

Bristol Uganda link marks 50 years of friendship with celebration
First published on: 15th August 2019
This year is the 50th anniversary of the link between the Church of Uganda and the Diocese of Bristol.
Open Bristol Uganda link marks 50 years of friendship with celebration

Transforming Structural Injustice - Christian responses to poverty
First published on: 15th August 2019
After ten years of austerity the Life on the Breadline team are exploring Christian responses to poverty. It is the first theological project to explore Christian action on poverty since the global financial crash. 
Open Transforming Structural Injustice - Christian responses to poverty

Revd Jeremy Andrew announced as Area Dean for Kingswood and South Glos
First published on: 14th August 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Jeremy Andrew has been appointed Area Dean of Kingswood and South Glos.Jeremy has the been vicar in Warmley, Bitton and Syston since 2014 and before that was the vicar of four
Open Revd Jeremy Andrew announced as Area Dean for Kingswood and South Glos

Practical aspects of prayer ministry
First published on: 12th August 2019
Many churches in the Diocese offer prayer for healing and wholeness for members of their congregation. In some it is offered weekly, some monthly, some occasionally. 
Open Practical aspects of prayer ministry

Marriage registration changes
First published on: 12th August 2019
The Government plans to introduce a new system of registration for marriages, including church weddings, in England and Wales. It is anticipated that the new system will replace traditional marriage registers.
Open Marriage registration changes

Prayer day at Deanery Academy
First published on: 29th July 2019
Churches from across the Swindon Deanery joined members of the wider community at the new Deanery CE Academy in Swindon to 'pray in' the school earlier in July.The school, which is due to open at the beginning of September, has already been welc
Open Prayer day at Deanery Academy

Installation of new canons at Bristol Cathedral
First published on: 29th July 2019
Revd Dan Tyndall, vicar of St Mary Redcliffe, and Oliver Home, Diocesan Secretary, have been installed as Honorary Canons at Bristol Cathedral.
Open Installation of new canons at Bristol Cathedral

Bishop Lee celebrates five years cancer-free with sponsored 100-mile bike ride
First published on: 25th July 2019
Rt Revd Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, is taking part in a sponsored cycle race next month as he marks five years of being in remission from cancer.
Open Bishop Lee celebrates five years cancer-free with sponsored 100-mile bike ride

Bishop hears from Extinction Rebellion protesters in Bristol
First published on: 19th July 2019
The Bishop of Swindon, Rt Revd Lee Rayfield, has been meeting environmental campaigners in Bristol to listen to their views on caring for the planet.
Open Bishop hears from Extinction Rebellion protesters in Bristol

Glastonbury baptism brings message of hope
First published on: 11th July 2019
God was firmly in the midst of this years Glastonbury Festival. On the main stage Stormzy sang of Grace and, over in the Sanctuary Marquee, 11-month-old Maggie was being baptised in the first infant baptism to be held at the festivals Churches Tent.
Open Glastonbury baptism brings message of hope

Ability Sunday 2019
First published on: 10th July 2019
Livability is inviting churches to mark out 8 September for Ability Sunday a special day for our communities. Ability Sunday is about running a day of inclusion and participation in your community.
Open Ability Sunday 2019

Sharing what works
First published on: 9th July 2019
In September 2017, after much consultation and planning, work got underway on a project to Re-ignite St Andrews in Avonmouth, Bristol.

Bidding for Success - securing funding for your church project
First published on: 9th July 2019
Thank you for attending this day conference in Chippenham on 14 May. Here you can download the presentations from the day.
Open Bidding for Success - securing funding for your church project

Church & Environment Conference: 14 April 2018
First published on: 9th July 2019
Diocesan Conference - 14th April 2018

Diocese of Bristol joins Messy Church Discipleship Pilot
First published on: 5th July 2019
The Diocese of Bristol has been selected by Messy Church UK to take part in an influential pilot project to try out approaches to discipleship in Messy Church. 
Open Diocese of Bristol joins Messy Church Discipleship Pilot

Sign up to the Church of England's Digital Charter
First published on: 4th July 2019
The Church of England is encouraging Christians and churches to sign up to its pledge to make social media and the web a more positive place.The Digital Charter is a voluntary vow to think about how we, as Christians, respond to conversations online
Open Sign up to the Church of England's Digital Charter

North Wilts Mission Area churches sign covenant
First published on: 1st July 2019
Members of churches in the North Wilts Mission Area have gathered to celebrate the signing of their covenant. Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, spoke at the special service.
Open North Wilts Mission Area churches sign covenant

Ordinations 2019
First published on: 28th June 2019
Over the last weekend in June, we will be celebrating the Ordination of 23 people to serve across our Diocese in a variety of contexts. On Saturday, ten candidates will be ordained priest in Bristol Cathedral.
Open Ordinations 2019

Encouraging Generosity workshops 2019
First published on: 26th June 2019
The Diocese of Bristol is running a series of workshops across September with a focus on a particular aspect of stewardship, along with an update on Parish Share 2020.
Open Encouraging Generosity workshops 2019

Fresh Expressions: There's an App for that!
First published on: 26th June 2019
Fresh Expressions are pleased to announce the launch of the new Godsend App.Godsend, which is available to download for free, has been designed as a toolkit to help people to grow new Christian communities with those exploring faith.
Open Fresh Expressions: There's an App for that!

Welcoming in the community at St Barnabas Church's Open Day
First published on: 21st June 2019
Community groups from across North Swindon were invited into St Barnabas Church as part of an open event aimed. Crafts, cakes and a mini train ride were among the treats on offer to the public.
Open Welcoming in the community at St Barnabas Church's Open Day

Leaving a Legacy of Faith
First published on: 20th June 2019
In 2016, almost 800,000 was left in legacies across the Diocese of Bristol, contributing to parish income, financing mission projects, helping to maintain beautiful church buildings and growing faithful communities.
Open Leaving a Legacy of Faith

Sign up to Ride+Stride 2019
First published on: 20th June 2019
Ride+Stride is a sponsored bike ride or walk in which people all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland.
Open Sign up to Ride+Stride 2019

Diocesan Synod Report - June 2019
First published on: 20th June 2019
With a Synod that is increasingly engaging enthusiastically and passionately with difficult topics of mission and ministry, members considered how the Church could relate well together.
Open Diocesan Synod Report - June 2019

Very Revd Dr David Hoyle appointed new Dean of Westminster
First published on: 19th June 2019
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of Very Revd Dr David Hoyle as the new Dean of Westminster. 
Open Very Revd Dr David Hoyle appointed new Dean of Westminster

New photo competition could win your church £5,000
First published on: 13th June 2019
Budding photographers could be in with a chance of winning 5,000 as part of a new competition launched by the UK's leading church insurer.
Open New photo competition could win your church £5,000

Connections: Growing Young Leaders
First published on: 13th June 2019
Church of England Youth Council Sophie Mitchell is keen to see churches invest in helping young people to become leaders.
Open Connections: Growing Young Leaders

Kingdom Experimentation
First published on: 12th June 2019
Experimenting for the Kingdom! Would you be interested in piloting any of the following ideas? Is there one that stands out as being relevant to mission and ministry in your context?
Open Kingdom Experimentation

Weekend of Invitation stories
First published on: 7th June 2019
Share your story of invitation. We would love to hear from you about the invitational events your church hosted during the Weekend of Invitation.
Open Weekend of Invitation stories

Bristol DAC Awards 2019
First published on: 7th June 2019
Church building projects across the Diocese have been honoured by the Diocesan Advisory Committee at a special awards ceremony.
Open Bristol DAC Awards 2019

Appeal for foster carers from church communities
First published on: 6th June 2019
Christians in Bristol are being called on to help fill the shortage of foster carers in the city.In 2017-18 over 900 children and young people spent time in care in Bristol.
Open Appeal for foster carers from church communities

Hundreds join in with The Noise 2019
First published on: 6th June 2019
Churches across Bristol partnered with The Noise last month to show their love to the city.
Open Hundreds join in with The Noise 2019

Sharing the gospel through Adventure Church
First published on: 6th June 2019
Becky Fisher is the Rural Schools and Churches Worker for the eight parishes in the Gauzebrook Group. Here she explains how the countryside around North Wiltshire is helping share about God's kingdom with families:
Open Sharing the gospel through Adventure Church

Celebrating Thy Kingdom Come at Bristol Cathedral
First published on: 3rd June 2019
Bristol Cathedral was filled with more than 350 people on Sunday night as part of Thy Kingdom Come beacon event. People of all ages and from across denominations came together in unity to encounter Jesus and pray for God's Kingdom to come.
Open Celebrating Thy Kingdom Come at Bristol Cathedral

Bishop Viv joins faith communities at Grand Iftar
First published on: 31st May 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, has spoken of her determination to see more done to bring communities together as she attended the grand Iftar meal held for the community in Easton, Bristol.She told the crowd of 6,000 people, who had g
Open Bishop Viv joins faith communities at Grand Iftar

Reflections on Archdeacons' Visitations 2019
First published on: 22nd May 2019
The Archdeacons of Malmesbury and Bristol have had a wonderful couple of weeks, meeting Churchwardens and their clergy around the Diocese.
Open Reflections on Archdeacons' Visitations 2019

Become a member of the Diocesan Board of Education
First published on: 22nd May 2019
The Church of England has a vision for education so that all may have life in all its fullness. The vision describes:educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills.
Open Become a member of the Diocesan Board of Education

Chris Russell announced as keynote speaker for Connected 2019
First published on: 21st May 2019
The speaker for this year's Connected conference has been announced as Revd Chris Russell, Vicar at St Laurence, Reading and Archbishops Adviser for Evangelism and Witness.Chris is the Vicar at St Laurence, where he has been since 2001
Open Chris Russell announced as keynote speaker for Connected 2019

Mentors to support churches engaging with schools and colleges
First published on: 21st May 2019
Thirteen trained Inspire mentors are now available to support churches to explore the ways in which they might engage with, serve and support their local schools or colleges.
Open Mentors to support churches engaging with schools and colleges

Revd Charles Sutton announced as Area Dean for Bristol West
First published on: 16th May 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Revd Charles Sutton has been appointed Area Dean of Bristol West.
Open Revd Charles Sutton announced as Area Dean for Bristol West

New Archdeacon of Malmesbury Collation and Installation
First published on: 8th May 2019
Bristol Cathedral hosted a wonderful celebration at Choral Evensong on Tuesday 7 May 2019 at which the Venerable Christopher Bryan was collated as the Archdeacon of Malmesbury by Bishop Viv and installed as an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral.
Open New Archdeacon of Malmesbury Collation and Installation

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