Please find all the latest news from the Diocese of Bristol
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Wanda' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Joshua's Story
An interactive six-week course has just been released to help churches welcome new arrivals in the UK from Hong Kong.
BRF is delighted to introduce a groundbreaking course to help churches equip leaders and members for ministry to older people.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, will ordain 20 candidates as priests and deacons at Bristol Cathedral over the coming weekend.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Sarah's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Nicola's Story
Rashida Hartley has recently been appointed as Diocesan Racial Justice Officer on a one-year fixed term contract, working 14 hours a week on Thursdays and Fridays.
A huge congratulations to St John the Baptist Church and residents in Colerne for winning a SILVER AWARDFirst published 27th June 2022
A huge congratulations to St John the Baptist Church and residents in Colerne for winning a SILVER AWARD!
Jordan Ling has recently been appointed as Diocesan Advisor for Clergy Wellbeing after a very successful secondment since March this year.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Caroline's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Ruth's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Diane's Story
The Swindon Food Collective are opening two new distribution centres today, on Friday 24 June 2022 in an effort to take food to those in need in the wider community.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our Parish Share survey!
We are now halfway through our Continuing Ministerial Development Summer 2022 Programme, but there are still opportunities to get involved!
A course to deepen faith, explore the Christian tradition and equip for ministry.
If you were visiting Malmesbury Abbey on Thursday 26 May you may have been surprised to encounter the first ever Rural Schools Festival in North Wiltshire!
The first ever National Church Awards to celebrate churches and the people who use and look after them are now open for entries.
Tickets on sale now for heart warming theatre production at St Matthew's Church.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Chris's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Anton's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Melanie's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sarah's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Julie's Story
Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads, we hope you have a lovely day with your precious children.
Revd Alison Sowton will be joining St Mary's Church in Shirehampton as their new vicar and Missioner for Life Events in the Avonside Mission Area.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rosemary's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Eleanor's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Wayne's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Regan's Story
Rt Revd Vivienne Faull welcomes Deacons to be ordained next month
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sonia's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Benjamin's Story
You are now able to read Bishop of Bristol's Presidential Address at the most recent Diocesan Synod on Saturday 12 June.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Bristol DAC Awards for 2020-2022 at Christ Church Downend on 9 June, and congratulations to winners!
The excitement is building for our Bristol 2020 - 2022 DAC Awards taking place at the stunning Christchurch in Bristol this evening.
So the Platinum Jubilee concert, with its national treasures and aged and not so aged rock superstars stars had as its billtopping act.
Today, Sunday 5th June 2022, is World Environment Day and we wanted to mark this very important occasion with a short prayer.
A special message from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol for the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations.
The Making Peace with Conflict training was attended by 14 people
Applications are open for the 2022 Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association/National Churches Trust UK Architecture Awards. Awards are for repair and conservation work and for new buildings, re-orderings and extensions.
Invitation to online book session - Mission and Ministry in a Time of Trauma and For Just Such a Time as ThisFirst published 31st May 2022
Everyone is invited to join us for an online book session and find out how we offer mission and ministry in a context of loss, suffering and lament.
The Security Minister has announced that the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme has again opened for applications.
Prayer in thanksgiving for the Queen's reign by Rt Reverend Dr Lee Rayfleld, Bishop of Swindon
We hope you have a peaceful and restful weekend from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol.
Invitation to a special Queens Jubilee Celebration - Pentecost on College Green, Bristol on 5 June 2022First published 25th May 2022
You are invited to a special Queens Jubilee Celebration - Pentecost on the Green
The Zoom taster sessions are a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the initiative and ask any questions you may have
Trustees of charitable trusts, including schools and churches, are now allowed to prioritise the climate change outcomes of their investments
How do we build a new, generous culture?
More than 1,000 punters came to the two-day church fundraiser last weekend
The Table is a way for Ukrainians and their Swindon host families to support each other and make new friends
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol would like to welcome new ‘participant observers' at the House of Bishops.
Rebecca Cross from the Diocese of Bristol talking about Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.
â€The Mothers' Union has transformed my lifeâ€, says Jacky
Everyone is welcome to take part in a series of evening art sessions which are taking place on several Wednesdays in June and July.
A special Eid message from Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol.
Representatives from churches with historical connections to the Transatlantic Slave Trade were invited to a meeting at Bristol Cathedral earlier this week.
Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) is organising this year's Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day on Sunday 8 May from 9.30am to 5pm
Easter eggs donated to Bristol North West Food Bank
You're invited to the ‘Talking Jesus 2022' report launch on Thursday 28th April at 2.00pm and 7.30pm to discover the results of ground-breaking research answering what people think of Jesus, Christians, and evangelism in the UK today.
More than 2000 paper doves are now flying high inside St Augustine's Church, Swindon to mark the recent National Day of Reflection on 23rd March.
The end of April deadline for applications to the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust for repairs and improvement projects is rapidly approaching!
Last month, St Mary's Church in Bitton held a two day exhibition with a difference to raise as much money as possible for their Development Programme.
We have a number of events and engagements taking place at Bristol Cathedral and everyone is very welcome!
On Thursday 14 April, Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers gathered for the annual Maundy Thursday renewal of vows at Bristol Cathedral.
Diocesan Synod votes in favour of the draft strategic plan
"I believe we will see more young people in our churches again" - meet youth leader Lydia ChancellorFirst published 21st March 2022
Lydia is the new Youth and Children's Missioner for Yate and Fromeside Mission Area
The Bishop of Bristol's presidential address at Diocesan Synod, held at Holy Trinity Church, Bradley Stoke
On Tuesday 8 March in the House of Lords, the Right Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, spoke on a proposed amendment to the Nationality and Borders Bill
The Diocese in Europe will be leading prayers for peace in Ukraine on Tuesday 1 March at 6pm
Bishop Viv spoke about finding hope in dark days during a service at the North Bristol retirement village
The plaque will be unveiled at a Eucharist service on 12 March with Bishop Viv marking the anniversary of the ordination
Bishop Viv's Eco Church Challenge, environment-focused Lent courses, Big Harvest and more
The White Hall has been an enormously important focal point for the community for decadesâ€ - Revd Jon Roberts
â€œThis offers us a wonderful opportunity to work togetherâ€ Revd Malcom Strange
Jordan will hold the post alongside her role as vicar at King's Way Benefice
"If we are serious about destroying the business model of modern slavery...we must find ways of incentivising and supporting all victims to come forwards" - Bishop Viv
"It was a privilege to be a part of the Queen's Green Canopyâ€ - Head of Youth Ministry at Christ Church Downend
Richard is an experienced charity CEO, having previously led Guide Dogs for the Blind and Tall Ships Youth Trust
Final opportunity for churches to start Living in Love and Faith discussion groups before April deadline
The Potting Shed is a 6-month online course involving discussion sessions and classes taught by experts
The Bishop of Bristol yesterday participated in a debate about the new police and crime bill
Bishop Viv comments on the acquittal of climate protester Revd Sue Parfitt
"Uncertainty and loss of control is also the world into which Jesus was born" - Bishop Viv's Christmas messageFirst published 22nd December 2021
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, the Bishop of Bristol gave her Christmas message live on BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Wiltshire
Bishop Viv and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton visited the Park Row Synagogue earlier this month for the building's 150th anniversary
Sally will take the post over from Revd Trudie Wigley, who has been elected as Chair of Clergy in Bristol Diocesan Synod
This update looks back on some of the environmental achievements of the past year, to inspire us and give us hope for what we can accomplish together in 2022
A case study of how our two resourcing churches are providing support to those in need.
As well as a huge choice of churches offering traditional carol services this Christmas, there are many outdoor and varied carol services to choose from across the Diocese of Bristol.
The Bishop of Bristol says Jacqui will be a â€œa great blessing to the communitiesâ€
Bishop Viv confirmed 23 people during a service on 5 December
The pandemic showed us that there are many creative ways to hold Christingles, and that innovation has continued this year as churches across the diocese hold a variety of celebrations.
Mrs Nicola Frances Harris will be ordained as Deacon in Bristol Cathedral on 25 November, to be Assistant Curate at the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity and to be Chaplain for Housing in the diocese.
The Bishop of Bristol's address from the first in-person Diocesan Synod meeting since the start of the pandemic.
Last month Bishop Viv contributed to a number of House of Lords debates on topics including the new police crime bill, climate change risk and ethnicity pay gap reporting
How our local churches have been answering the call to create a just and sustainable world in the Diocese of Bristol recently
Beth John, a longstanding member of Holy Trinity Hotwells, was selected to take part in the Christian Climate Observers Programme at COP26 in Glasgow. Here, she shares her experience with us.
Bishop Viv and Bishop Lee will be attending remembrance events in Bristol and Swindon on Sunday 14 November
Bishop Lee confirmed eight people during a service at St Peter & St Paul on 7 November