The Revd Mark Nam birthday is crowned by a conversation with the new King
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.
Earlier this month, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol admitted ten new Licensed Lay Ministers, and welcomed Frank to the diocese from Bath and Wells.
A new church was launched on the North fringe of Bristol recently. Concord Church was planted from St Nicholas Bristol, with a vision to serve the new housing developments in the home of the Concorde aeroplane on Filton airfield and the wider North Bristol area.
Earlier this month, we marked Prisons Week 2022 with a special prayer from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol. Now we are delighted to share Johnson's story who is a prisoner at HMP Bristol.
Willow Park CE Primary School opened last September following the amalgamation of St Michael on the Mount CE and St Georges CE Primary schools.
Thank you to all our colleagues in Diocesan Support Services for supporting ‘Wear it Pink Day' as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Dr Helen-Ann Hartley - the new Bishop of Newcastle.
Revd Alison Sowton was inducted and installed by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol at St Mary’s, Shirehampton last night.
We have three exciting new roles within our Diocesan Support Services Team so why not check out the website and apply now?
A team of 14 colleagues from across the Diocese flew out from London Heathrow on 14 October to visit our friends in different Diocese in the north of Uganda.
Book your tickets now for our intercultural worship workshop next month which in an interactive workshop exploring the rationale for intercultural worship and a chance to learn and be inspired by some worship music from around the world,
Slavery is still here; we mustn’t forget it - “Today, we must again proclaim freedom, shocking the complacent and complicit, and giving hope to the enslaved.”
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Dr John Perumbalath - the new Bishop of Liverpool.
Hazelnut Community Farm have launched their Harvest Appeal this week. Please give generously and support them today!
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Canon Stephen Race - the new Bishop of Beverley.
For nearly 50 years, Prisons Week has encouraged Christians to pray for all those affected by crime and imprisonment and Bishop Viv wanted to share this short prayer to mark the occasion,
B&A Church are responding to the cost-of-living crisis this winter by cooking 300 hot meals a week to deliver to Warm Spaces across the city but need your help too!
As our three-day Clergy Conference comes to a close today, it is important to take some time to reflect on the last three fantastic days.
Great start to our clergy conference. Sunshine, smiles and worship in the Chapel as Bishop Viv invited us to be re-called, rested and renewed in the presence of our Shepherd and Host, Jesus yesterday.
Tomorrow, Saturday 8 October, several of our lay members will be licensed at Bristol Cathedral by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol. Please read their stories.
Please read our statement from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol and our Executive Summary for Past Case Review (PCR2).
A huge congratulations to Christopher Hunter and Wayne Callum who were ordained as Priest and Deacon at the stunning Bristol Cathedral by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol on Thursday. Please pray for them .
Please read Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull's address to Synod on 7 September 2022.
Please read this latest guidance on how to save money and energy in your parishes and churches.
Join our special workshop at St Paul's Church in Chippenham and find out how to support people from Hong Kong who are settling in Bristol
Find out more about two events being run by The Rt Hon. Lord Paul Boateng and Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on 5th October 2022 and book your place now!
You are invited to take part in a Church of England webinar next week to find out more about the Church Development Tool which is now open and available for all churches to use via A Church Near You.
Canon Andrew, 51, is currently the Interim Dean of Gloucester and will take up the role of Dean of Norwich at the end of January.
Congratulations to the Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, who has been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Convenor of the Lords Spiritual.
Please find below, a prayer from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol on the proclamation of King Charles III.
It is with deep sadness that I have heard of the death this evening of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The UK climate in 2050 is going to look quite different to how it is now. We will be facing hotter summers, more wet winters, more extreme storms and multiple other changes.
Congratulations to Suzanne Grindrod who has been appointed as the new Priest in charge of the Draycot Benefice within the North Wiltshire Mission Area.
LLMs have been trained and authorised to teach the faith, offer Christian leadership, and enable mission. They live out their faith in communities, churches and workplaces.
Why not visit to find out more about the Cathedral’s connections to the transatlantic trade of enslaved people and have your say about what the Cathedral should do next.
Find out more about our new curacy opportunity with the Woodbridge Group of Churches Now!
We hope and pray you receive the results you are hoping for from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol!
An exciting opportunity awaits the right person to serve their curacy in the Greenways Benefice, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Does your church offer contactless giving yet? If not, now is the time to apply before the deadline of 7th September 2022.
Having grown up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and been involved with the Bristol Uganda link for several years, Revd Janet Lee has recently been appointed as the new link coordinator for the Bristol West Deanery.
Remembering The Reverend Hilary Blancharde, who was the assistant priest at Holy Trinity Church, Horfield in Bristol and has sadly died after a year’s illness with cancer.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now well underway with lots of fun for all the family until Sunday so why not check out their website for full details!
The Bishop of Bristol, The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is hosting a 3-day conference for licensed clergy in the Diocese of Bristol at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick on 11 to 13 October
Last month, St Augustine of Canterbury in Even Swindon and St Paul's Church in Southville were featured on a BBC article, after they kept their buildings open during the July heatwave.
New resources have been launched, from debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty, to help churches respond to UK poverty.
Ali Rowe has been involved with the Diocese of Bristol link with Uganda for over 10 years. After acting as the link coordinator for the Bristol West Deanery for several years, she is now leaving the role to become the link coordinator for the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery.
A huge welcome to Esther Williams who has joined us recently as a Safeguarding Caseworker.
Remembering Roy Hackett OBE, a Civil Rights Pioneer who has sadly died aged 93 by Rashida Hartley, Racial Justice Project Officer
This incredible event which is taking place from 11th to 14th August attracts over 100 hot air balloons and 500,000 visitors over the four days.
A huge well done to Bishop Lee for completing his charity cycle - please keep donating!
Bishops of Bristol and South Sudan exchange rings of reconciliation at the Lambeth Conference
We have several new exciting roles within our Diocesan Support Services Team - apply now!
Bishop Viv shares good news from the Lambeth Conference.
The initial findings report was produced by Royal Mencap Society Community Partners after an engagement project with a questionnaire and 32 ‘Community Conversations'.
Congratulations to Reverend Kat Campion-Spall, who will become Rector Designate of Bristol Harbourside ChurchesFirst published 29th July 2022
Congratulations to Reverend Kat Campion-Spall.
A Zoom conversation on 9 June, led by Rhona Knight and Revd Dr Simon Taylor.
More than 70 people attended the fun-filled activity day held at St Michael's Centre last week on Thursday 21 July.
On the 19 June, there was a focus across all services and in Sunday Club on Mental Health Wellbeing at Holy Trinity Westbury on Trym.
This event has been cancelled
Spear Bristol launched in January 2022 and has since supported 43 young people aged 16 - 24 across Bristol.
Our Licenced Lay Ministers had a very informative session with John Pearce from Pearce Funeral Services recently about what is not allowed in the coffin at the crematorium.
Alexander Kubeyinje has been appointed as the Church of England's new permanent national director of safeguarding.
How do you cool down on the hottest day of the year so far? Eat delicious ice-cream of course and that's exactly what our Diocesan Support Services staff staff did today thanks to Mr Sav.
Bishop of Swindon gets on his bike to raise as much money as possible to give a special Christmas giftFirst published 18th July 2022
Being poorly with covid recently, didn't stop Bishop of Swindon, Dr Lee Rayfield from getting on his bike once again to take on a huge fundraising challenge, cycling some 881 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats.
Huge welcome to Jane Vause, our new Director of Transformation who will spearhead the future direction of the DioceseFirst published 14th July 2022
Congratulations and welcome to Jane Vause who has joined the Diocese recently as our new Director of Transformation.
We are thrilled to celebrate with Hazelnut Community Farm, as they become the first church in the Southwest to receive a Gold Eco Award
Swindon Food Collective opened a new food distribution centre at St Timothy's, Dorcan Church on 8 July.
This Plastic Free July, Christian charity ECCR is asking individuals to contact their bank about the global plastic crisis.
Congratulations to the Right Reverend Doctor Eleanor Sanderson who has been appointed as Suffragan Bishop of Hull in the Diocese of York
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol ordained 18 candidates as Priests and Deacons at very moving ordination celebrations at Bristol Cathedral last weekend.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sharon's Story
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
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!