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Celebrations mark 25 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood
First published on: 12th March 2019
Events are taking place to mark a quarter of a century of women's ordination to the priesthood in the Church of England.
Open Celebrations mark 25 years of women’s ordination to the priesthood

NEW 'Your SHAPE for God's Service' resource
First published on: 22nd March 2019
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do.
Open NEW 'Your SHAPE for God's Service' resource

New booklet to help toddler groups create connections
First published on: 22nd January 2019
Toddler groups are among the most exciting and significant starting places for mission for both adults and children.It is estimated that between a third and a half of all children in this country, aged under three, regularly attend a church-run toddler group.
Open New booklet to help toddler groups create connections

Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit
First published on: 19th March 2019
A message from Bishop Viv as she calls on churches and communities to come together in prayer for the country and the Brexit process.
Open Resources for prayer and conversation for Brexit

"Best Diocesan Synod Ever" - March 2019 Diocesan Synod report
First published on: 12th March 2019
In an engaging Synod on 2 March, which was described by a number of people as the best Diocesan Synod they had attended, members participated with energy and generated a lot of questions. 
Open "Best Diocesan Synod Ever" - March 2019 Diocesan Synod report

Bishop Viv's Diocesan Synod Address - March 2019
First published on: 5th March 2019
In her address to Diocesan Synod on 2 March 2019, Bishop Viv spoke of how our churches can be safe places in times of turmoil and uncertainty, and the spiritual gift of lamenting.
Open Bishop Viv's Diocesan Synod Address - March 2019

Lent resources 2019
First published on: 19th February 2019
For Christians, Lent is one of the most important times of year. It is a time when we can prepare to remember Jesus' life, death and resurrection at Easter.
Open Lent resources 2019

Statement by the Bishop of Bristol on the closure of Swindon's Honda plant
First published on: 19th February 2019
Following the announcement that Honda will be closing its Swindon plant in 2021, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, has offered the support of the church community to those facing redundancy.
Open Statement by the Bishop of Bristol on the closure of Swindon's Honda plant

Stewardship and Funding Updates - February 2019
First published on: 19th February 2019
New Stewardship and Funding Updates. At the Giving to God workshops last year you told us that you wanted more regular stewardship and funding updates.
Open Stewardship and Funding Updates - February 2019

Financial Stewardship: Giving in Grace Website
First published on: 12th June 2014
Have you discovered the Giving in Grace website? This is an excellent stewardship resource for the local church.
Open Financial Stewardship: Giving in Grace Website

The Invitation Cross
First published on: 12th February 2019
I wouldnt have taken myself off to church without an invitation church has become an important part of my life....changed my life.... feel I have grown so much.
Open The Invitation Cross

Journey of Invitation
First published on: 17th January 2019
The Journey of Invitation has been created in response to requests for practical resources to support the six key practices of Making Disciples in Your Parish.
Open Journey of Invitation

Thy Kingdom Come 2019 - Get involved
First published on: 17th January 2019
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
Open Thy Kingdom Come 2019 - Get involved

'Creative Family Focused Expressions of Church made simple' resource launched
First published on: 29th January 2019
Many churches in the Diocese of Bristol and across the country have found that Messy Church has provided them with an excellent way to connect with families and people of all ages in a creative act of worship.
Open 'Creative Family Focused Expressions of Church made simple' resource launched

We wont stop until poverty stops
First published on: 25th January 2019
Tearfund is marking its 50th year with a new campaign - We won't stop until poverty stop.
Open We wont stop until poverty stops

Mental Health Training for Churches
First published on: 10th January 2019
Free mental health training sessions for churches are being put on in Swindon.
Open Mental Health Training for Churches

Coaching to Create a Culture of Invitation
First published on: 22nd January 2019
To equip you to lead your congregation into a culture of invitation, remote coaching with Michael Harvey of Unlocking the Growth is available to Diocese of Bristol church leaders for free.
Open Coaching to Create a Culture of Invitation

Serving God at the Glastonbury Festival
First published on: 22nd January 2019
Revd Chris North, Acting Head of Ministry Development, volunteers each year in the Sanctuary Tent at the Glastonbury Festival:Glastonbury Festival is one of the most iconic summer gatherings and is known across the world and as such it is amazing place.
Open Serving God at the Glastonbury Festival

Recent increase in roof metal theft
First published on: 22nd January 2019
Over the past few weeks the Secretary to the DAC has received reports of metal theft, which has affected a number of churches in the Diocese of Bristol. This is not just a local problem.
Open Recent increase in roof metal theft

Nominations wanted for Bristol DAC Awards 2019
First published on: 22nd January 2019
Church building projects across the Diocese have been honoured by the Diocesan Advisory Committee at a special awards ceremony.
Open Nominations wanted for Bristol DAC Awards 2019

Could you be the next Director of Ministry Development?
First published on: 18th January 2019
The Diocese of Bristol has a track record of innovation, creativity and effectiveness in its practice of ministerial development.
Open Could you be the next Director of Ministry Development?

Changes to Gift Aid and Mobile Giving
First published on: 10th January 2019
Gift Aid The Chancellor has announced Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) changes increasing the limit to 30 to align with the contactless payment limit.
Open Changes to Gift Aid and Mobile Giving

The Journey - theatrical telling of the Christmas story
First published on: 22nd December 2018
On the 9 December, people from across Swindon gathered for two performances of an immense, immersive theatrical telling of the Christmas story.
Open The Journey - theatrical telling of the Christmas story

Church toddler group proves hit after first session
First published on: 22nd May 2017
A new toddler group at St John the Baptist, Colerne, is already proving a success after its first session. This month the church launched Sparkles, aimed at children under five, and has already seen 26 children come along.
Open Church toddler group proves hit after first session

Pray for toddler groups
First published on: 25th May 2018
Just imagine if your church discovered a way to effectively engage with over 50% of the local community. Just imagine if half of the young families in your area came along every week. 
Open Pray for toddler groups

Christmas Greetings and office opening times
First published on: 20th December 2018
Happy Christmas from the Diocesan Support Services team! Thank you to all who work so hard in our churches and communities - may you have a peaceful and blessed Christmas.
Open Christmas Greetings and office opening times

A Christmas message from Bishop Viv
First published on: 20th December 2018
This Christmas message was originally given as at the Christmas Day Eucharist at Bristol Cathedral 2019.
Open A Christmas message from Bishop Viv

Liz Townend appointed next Diocesan Director of Education
First published on: 13th December 2018
Liz Townend has been appointed as the next Diocesan Director of Education and will take up her post on 1 March 2019, following the retirement of John Swainston.
Open Liz Townend appointed next Diocesan Director of Education

Understanding Faith Journeys
First published on: 12th December 2018
God with us. The 2018 Faith Journeys research, conducted by 9DOT for the Church of England, explores how people become aware of God's presence, are attracted to it, respond to it and are ultimately transformed by it.
Open Understanding Faith Journeys

Connections: Positive Parenting
First published on: 12th December 2018
Being a parent is one of lifes greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges. There's hardly a mum or dad on earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting.
Open Connections: Positive Parenting

Very Revd Vivienne Faull announced as the Bishop of Bristol
First published on: 15th May 2018
Her Majesty the Queen has appointed the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, currently Dean of York, as the 57th Bishop of Bristol.
Open Very Revd Vivienne Faull announced as the Bishop of Bristol

Advance2020 - the gift of evangelism and a year of outreach
First published on: 12th December 2018
Through Evangelist Group Mentoring Advance2020 are committed to equipping and empowering those who have a desire to prioritise the sharing of the gospel, be it from a stage or a one-to-one conversation.
Open Advance2020 - the gift of evangelism and a year of outreach

Where are we on our Parish Share journey?
First published on: 25th June 2018
Over the coming weeks your church will receive its Parish Share request for 2019. So how far have we come as a Diocese, and where are we heading on our shared Parish Share journey?
Open Where are we on our Parish Share journey?

Church looking for groups to develop community hub in Bristol
First published on: 5th December 2018
Organisations and charities are being invited by a Bristol church put forward ideas of how it can develop a hub for the city.Members of St Stephen's Church's PCC want to hear from groups who would be interested in forming a partnership with them
Open Church looking for groups to develop community hub in Bristol

Diocesan vision and mission gets Synod backing
First published on: 20th November 2018
Members of Diocesan Synod have overwhelmingly backed the plans and priorities for mission in the Diocese of Bristol for 2019.
Open Diocesan vision and mission gets Synod backing

Celebration to mark launch of new Swindon church
First published on: 28th November 2018
Community and church leaders will celebrate the launch of a new church for Swindon this week.The civic service will take place at Pattern Church, which will be housed in the former Pattern Store. Services will take place at the location throughout De
Open Celebration to mark launch of new Swindon church

Revd Christopher Bryan appointed Archdeacon of Malmesbury
First published on: 25th November 2018
Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Christopher Bryan as the new Archdeacon of Malmesbury.
Open Revd Christopher Bryan appointed Archdeacon of Malmesbury

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

Cycle of Prayer for the ministry of the Diocese
First published on: 20th November 2018
Prayer is an amazing gift which strengthens our relationship with God; it has the power to change us and the world around us.
Open Cycle of Prayer for the ministry of the Diocese

Walk and Pray in Your Community
First published on: 15th November 2018
When did you last take a walk through your parish, praying for the people whose homes you pass and asking God to open hearts?
Open Walk and Pray in Your Community

Podcast connects people with God in everyday life
First published on: 21st November 2018
A new podcast and video series aims to help Christians grow as disciples in their daily walk with God.The fortnightly podcast, called Connection, has been created by Revd Hywel Snook, Associate Vicar in Yate, and Justin Blackett.
Open Podcast connects people with God in everyday life

Parish Share 2019
First published on: 21st November 2018
Diocesan Synod agreed overwhelmingly that Parish Share must continue to be a priority for parishes if the Diocese of Bristol is to achieve its ambitions for ongoing ministry across the Diocese.
Open Parish Share 2019

Demonstrating the heart of Mothers’ Union in Prisons
First published on: 16th November 2018
To mark Prisons Week last month, members of the Bristol branch of Mothers' Union have been sharing how they have been working in different ways through the Prison Service.
Open Demonstrating the heart of Mothers’ Union in Prisons

A God who keeps His promises - Revd Christopher Bryan
First published on: 13th November 2018
As we approach the season of Advent, Revd Christopher Bryan considers where Christians find their hope:It is dark inside the church, and hushed, but with the background rustling and breathing of many people waiting in silence. A match is struck,
Open A God who keeps His promises - Revd Christopher Bryan

Diocesan Synod - November 2018
First published on: 12th November 2018
The next meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be on Saturday 17 November at Freshbrook Church, Swindon. This will be a full day session.
Open Diocesan Synod - November 2018

Connections: Dementia Friendly Cafe
First published on: 9th November 2018
People living with dementia in Clifton have been given a safe place to meet and chat.All Saints Church in Clifton runs a dementia accessible cafe, Friends on Friday, for people with dementia, along with their family and friends.
Open Connections: Dementia Friendly Cafe

Connections: Football Focus
First published on: 9th November 2018
Sports ministry through football is helping the church in Lockleaze to connect with its community. Revd Dave Jeal, vicar at St James Lockleaze and chaplain for Bristol Rovers, is encouraging congregations to form their own teams.
Open Connections: Football Focus

Nation's bells to ring out together to mark Armistice Centenary
First published on: 19th October 2018
On 11 November 2018, 100 years since Armistice, bells will ring out in unison from churches and cathedrals in villages, towns and cities across the country.
Open Nation's bells to ring out together to mark Armistice Centenary

#FollowTheStar - Christmas 2018
First published on: 1st November 2018
#FollowTheStar, the Church of Englands national Advent and Christmas campaign for 2018, is inviting people across the country to experience the Christmas journey this year.
Open #FollowTheStar - Christmas 2018

As one door closes, another opens: A thank you from Christine Froude
First published on: 1st November 2018
Ive said that so often to people facing changes in their lives.The certainty that, no matter how much we may want to we cant keep looking back over our shoulder at what was, for if we do we miss what lies ahead, what God has in store for us.Im tellin
Open As one door closes, another opens: A thank you from Christine Froude

The Genuine Spirit of Christmas - Revd Sheila Melot
First published on: 1st November 2018
Revd Sheila Melot, Seniors Minister at B&A Church, asks what our Christmas services are saying to our communities.
Open The Genuine Spirit of Christmas - Revd Sheila Melot

Simplicity beyond complexity - Revd Lee Barnes
First published on: 23rd October 2018
Revd Lee Barnes, Priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity, Hotwells and St Stephen's Bristol, on rediscovering confidence in the good news of Jesus.
Open Simplicity beyond complexity - Revd Lee Barnes

50th church joins the Parish Giving Scheme
First published on: 23rd October 2018
Over the past year, churches of all shapes and sizes have embraced the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) - and this week sees the 50th church in the Diocese offer this new method of planned giving to their congregation.
Open 50th church joins the Parish Giving Scheme

Service of Welcome and Enthronement for Bishop of Bristol
First published on: 20th October 2018
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, was formally welcomed to the Diocese at a service in Bristol Cathedral this weekend. Representatives of churches and communities from across the Diocese gathered to witness her enthronement.
Open Service of Welcome and Enthronement for Bishop of Bristol

Making Disciples: Dice and PCCs
First published on: 24th September 2018
Has your PCC discussed 'Making disciples in your parish' yet? Making disciples in your parish seeks to resource and support parishes in developing mission and ministry in some key areas of church life.
Open Making Disciples: Dice and PCCs

Appointment of new Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
First published on: 17th October 2018
Bishop Vivienne Faull is delighted to announce that Revd Canon Prof Martin Gainsborough has been appointed as Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol from 1 January 2019.He will succeed Revd Paul van Rossum, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Open Appointment of new Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol

Folk-based album based on Psalms released by Bristol vicar and son
First published on: 11th October 2018
Bristol vicar - and award-winning composer - Steven Faux has teamed up with his son, Clem, to produce a new album. You Are is a contemporary folk-based album of songs based on the Book of Psalms and is the fourth in a series of albums.
Open Folk-based album based on Psalms released by Bristol vicar and son

Graham Archer seconded as Acting Archdeacon of Malmesbury
First published on: 4th October 2018
Revd Canon Graham Archer, Director of Ministry at CPAS, has been seconded as Acting Archdeacon of Malmesbury. Following Ven Christine Froudes retirement on 30 September 2018.
Open Graham Archer seconded as Acting Archdeacon of Malmesbury

St Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze wins National Lottery support
First published on: 2nd October 2018
We are delighted to announce that St Marys Church Lydiard Tregoze, which lies on the western edge of Swindon in historic Lydiard Park, has received a confirmed National Lottery grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Open St Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze wins National Lottery support

New Stewardship and Fundraising guides
First published on: 25th September 2018
Three newly published guides are available to support your church's stewardship and fundraising activities.
Open New Stewardship and Fundraising guides

Thy Kingdom Come: The story so far...
First published on: 25th September 2018
FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST, MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE WORLD HAVE UNITED IN PRAYER FOR OTHERS TO COME TO FAITH IN CHRIST. THIS MOVEMENT IS CALLED THY KINGDOM COME.
Open Thy Kingdom Come: The story so far...

Church reimagined for new generation as doors reopen after 60 years
First published on: 25th September 2018
Community and church leaders will celebrate the re-opening of St Nicholas Church on Baldwin Street as it prepares to welcome its first visitors this coming Sunday.
Open Church reimagined for new generation as doors reopen after 60 years

Could you be the next Archdeacon of Malmesbury?
First published on: 20th September 2018
Enabling mission across a varied area as part of a changing senior team. We're looking for the next Archdeacon of Malmesbury, to bring passion, energy and focus as they work with an archdeaconry that includes every kind of ministry context.
Open Could you be the next Archdeacon of Malmesbury?

Who do you say that I am? - Revd Canon Prof Martin Gainsborough
First published on: 17th September 2018
Revd Canon Prof Martin Gainsborough, Canon Theologian at Bristol Cathedral, asks how God acts.I want to tell you about Carol not her real name. Carol is in her 30s.
Open Who do you say that I am? - Revd Canon Prof Martin Gainsborough

An Eco Christmas tree
First published on: 2nd December 2019
Going green proved the inspiration for members of St Martin's in Knowle when it came time to decorate the church building for Christmas. Clare Hensmen tells us how they came up with the idea - and how other churches could easily do something similar:
Open An Eco Christmas tree

Youthwork Sunday launched
First published on: 17th September 2018
Do you want to get your church thinking and praying about young people?Do you want them to join in with celebrating what God is doing in young people's lives, and dream about what else might be possible?
Open Youthwork Sunday launched

Bristol Cursillistas attend annual National Ultreya
First published on: 17th September 2018
Four Cursillistas from Bristol Anglican Cursillo attended the annual National Ultreya in Chelmsford during September. Angela Smith, Lay Director, reflects on the gathering.
Open Bristol Cursillistas attend annual National Ultreya

Bishops adopt international definition of antisemitism
First published on: 13th September 2018
The bishops of the Church of England have formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.
Open Bishops adopt international definition of antisemitism

Street Pastors looking for new volunteers
First published on: 11th September 2018
Could you take to the streets of Bristol on a Friday or Saturday night to help those enjoying an evening on the town? Street Pastors in Bristol is looking for more volunteers to join them as they patrol the city's streets.
Open Street Pastors looking for new volunteers

Time for a Change - Revd Dr Emma Ineson
First published on: 7th September 2018
As we enter a new season, Revd Dr Emma Ineson, Principal of Trinity College Bristol and Bishop Designate of Penrith, thinks about life's many changes.Change is in the air.
Open Time for a Change - Revd Dr Emma Ineson

Hundreds turn out for first Big Green Picnic
First published on: 5th September 2018
Picnickers packed up their hampers for the first Big Green Picnic in Bristol this summer. More than 200 people headed to College Green to tuck into their environmentally-friendly lunches and to hear from speakers.
Open Hundreds turn out for first Big Green Picnic

Photo exhibition at Cathedral captures poignance of war graves
First published on: 24th August 2018
Bristol Cathedral will be hosting a significant photography exhibition this autumn, remembering those who lost their lives in the First World War. 
Open Photo exhibition at Cathedral captures poignance of war graves

New website to help keep historic churches safe
First published on: 24th August 2018
MaintenanceBooker is a new website set up to help keep historic churches safe for the future. Set up by the National Churches Trust and 2buy2, MaintenanceBooker helps churches to prevent problems such as leaking roofs and crumbling stonework. Churche
Open New website to help keep historic churches safe

Things I have learned - Chris Priddy
First published on: 14th August 2018
Chris Priddy took up the post of Head of Parish and External Relations at the Diocese of Bristol on 1 September 2015. Here he reflects on his experience during the last three years.
Open Things I have learned - Chris Priddy

Running the Race - Revd Canon Nicola Stanley
First published on: 21st August 2018
Following a summer of sport, Revd Canon Nicola Stanley, Precentor of Bristol Cathedral, reflects on the link between Christians and athletes.
Open Running the Race - Revd Canon Nicola Stanley

Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Church
First published on: 20th August 2018
A new resource pack has been put together by Churches Together in Bristol which aims to bring together a variety of tools and information which may be of use in helping churches to become more dementia friendly.
Open Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Church

New resource to support Stats for Mission Annual Return
First published on: 17th August 2018
Behind every statistic captured by the National Church's Annual Return is a human being encountering and worshipping God.
Open New resource to support Stats for Mission Annual Return

Journey's End - Remembrance film screening for churches
First published on: 17th August 2018
As part of the British commemoration of the First World War centenary, a film adaptation of the play Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff was filmed and released.
Open Journey's End - Remembrance film screening for churches

School opera celebrates church bells in Almondsbury
First published on: 17th August 2018
Pupils at two schools have performed a new opera celebrating the restoration of the set of bells in St Marys Almondsbury.
Open School opera celebrates church bells in Almondsbury

Bristol Cathedral Christmas Trail - volunteers wanted
First published on: 13th August 2018
Would you like to help with Bristol Cathedral's fun and rewarding Christmas trails?
Open Bristol Cathedral Christmas Trail - volunteers wanted

St Alban Choir
First published on: 4th February 2018
A church choir is making connections with the community.St Alban Choir, based at The Church in Westbury Park, currently sees 30 children and adults singing in at least one service every week.
Open St Alban Choir

Have your say on plans for growth at Frenchay CE Primary
First published on: 16th August 2018
South Gloucestershire Council is asking for comments on plans to expand Frenchay CE VC Primary School and transfer it to a new site.There are currently proposals to increase the number of places available at the school from 140 to 420 with
Open Have your say on plans for growth at Frenchay CE Primary

Lament and the Rawness of Pain - Revd Sheila Melot
First published on: 13th August 2018
In our latest blog, Revd Sheila Melot, Seniors Minister at B&A Church, explores the experience of grief:The Christian faith embraces Good Friday and Easter Sunday: grief and death, then joy and new life. But sometimes ones personal experienc
Open Lament and the Rawness of Pain - Revd Sheila Melot

Become a governor at a Church of England School
First published on: 9th August 2018
Could you volunteer and become a school governor? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and your local community? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you willing to challenge and ask questions?
Open Become a governor at a Church of England School

Saying Goodbye service
First published on: 16th August 2018
A special service for parents to remember children who have been lost is taking place at Malmesbury Abbey in September.The Saying Goodbye Services are remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in inf
Open Saying Goodbye service

Alpha and Omega - Canon David Froude
First published on: 8th August 2018
Canon David Froude, Chair of the House of Laity, Bristol Diocesan Synod, reflects on endings - and new beginnings. I know someone who hates goodbyes. So much so that often those words are avoided, face to face is minimised, and we move on quickly.
Open Alpha and Omega - Canon David Froude

Autumn and Winter Aid Appeal for Syria, Lebanon and Iraq
First published on: 7th August 2018
During September The Church in Westbury Park is asking for peeople to bring items and money to be sent to those in the most dire need in refugee camps in Syria and Iraq.Below is a list of those items which are needed.
Open Autumn and Winter Aid Appeal for Syria, Lebanon and Iraq

Ride and Stride 2018
First published on: 7th August 2018
This year's annual Ride+Stride event, which takes place throughout Wiltshire on Saturday 8 September, is the perfect chance to visit some of the county's beautiful churches.
Open Ride and Stride 2018

Ability Sunday 2018 - Celebrating Gifts
First published on: 7th August 2018
Churches are being invited to join together and mark out 9 September for Ability Sunday a special day in their community.
Open Ability Sunday 2018 - Celebrating Gifts

Revd Canon Michael Roden announced as new Canon Chancellor
First published on: 6th August 2018
Bristol Cathedral has announced the appointment of Revd Canon Michael Roden as Canon Chancellor.
Open Revd Canon Michael Roden announced as new Canon Chancellor

Bristol's Big Green Picnic
First published on: 30th July 2018
Working with Bristol Cathedral were hosting an environmentally-friendly picnic on College Green and wed love for you to join us! 11.30AM - 2PM WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2018 College Green, Bristol.
Open Bristol's Big Green Picnic

A new Heaven and a new Earth - Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough
First published on: 25th July 2018
Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough, a member of General Synod for the Diocese of Bristol, assesses General Synods vote on disinvestment.
Open A new Heaven and a new Earth - Canon Professor Martin Gainsborough

Life to the Little Max
First published on: 24th July 2018
Back in June, a small group of clergy children from Bristol Diocese met others from Bath and Wells for a fun day out at Crealy Adventure Park in North Devon.Called Little Max, the day trip was organised to build on the current pastoral supp
Open Life to the Little Max

Celebrating all God's people - Revd Mat Ineson
First published on: 12th July 2018
Revd Mat Ineson, Vicar at St Mary's Stoke Bishop, on equipping the people of God to minister to the world. The beginning of July was special for Bristol Diocese. We celebrated ordinations to the offices of Deacon, Priest and Bishop.
Open Celebrating all God's people - Revd Mat Ineson

Consecration of Vivienne Faull as Bishop of Bristol
First published on: 12th July 2018
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull was consecrated as the 56th Bishop of Bristol by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, in a service at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on 3 June.
Open Consecration of Vivienne Faull as Bishop of Bristol

Archdeacon’s Visitation Charge to Churchwardens
First published on: 18th June 2018
"Searching through my bedside cabinet I came across an old birthday card from my parents the last one I received that they had both signed."
Open Archdeacon’s Visitation Charge to Churchwardens

New worship and prayer materials to commemorate First World War
First published on: 27th June 2018
The Church of England has launched new worship and prayer resources to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Open New worship and prayer materials to commemorate First World War

Mossy Church brings families closer to God and nature
First published on: 27th July 2016
Families have been getting back to nature as they celebrated a new church service in the great outdoors.Children and adults from Wroughton Parish Church ventured into Kings Farm Wood on Sunday as they looked to encounter God through the natural world.
Open Mossy Church brings families closer to God and nature

Mossy Church brings families closer to God and nature
First published on: 14th July 2016
Families have been getting back to nature as they celebrated a new church service in the great outdoors.Children and adults from Wroughton Parish Church ventured into Kings Farm Wood on Sunday as they looked to encounter God through the natural world.
Open Mossy Church brings families closer to God and nature

Alex Gregory, a year 11 Student from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School reflects on valuable lesson
First published on: 27th April 2012
Reflection by Alex Gregory, Year 11, who, along with Georgia Cooke, visited Ikoba February 2012.
Open Alex Gregory, a year 11 Student from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School reflects on valuable lesson

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