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'Courage, the devil is dead' – Diocesan Synod November 2021
First published 23rd November 2021
The Bishop of Bristol's address from the first in-person Diocesan Synod meeting since the start of the pandemic.
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Bishop's Address to the Diocesan Synod
First published 22nd June 2021
The Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, addresses the Diocesan Synod in June 2021.
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Nominations open for Diocesan Synod Elections 2021
First published 26th May 2021
We are looking for both clergy and lay members; for interested, engaged people from all different backgrounds and with varied experiences, who want to help us become a better diocese.
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Diocesan Synod Nov 2020 Papers
First published 3rd November 2020
Papers for the Diocesan Synod meeting to be held on Zoom on 14 November 2020
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The Church and the Diocese beyond 2020
First published 15th July 2020
An address from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol and Oliver Home, Diocesan Secretary
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Prayers during the pandemic. Led by the Bishop of Bristol.
First published 15th June 2020
Individuals and churches can now be led in prayer by Bishop Viv as we continue to respond to the challenges our society faces. Recorded at Diocesan Synod, June 2020.
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Diocesan Synod Report - March 2020
First published 25th March 2020
Synod report from March 2020
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Diocesan Synod Report - June 2019
First published 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.
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"Best Diocesan Synod Ever" - March 2019 Diocesan Synod report
First published 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. 
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Bishop Viv's Diocesan Synod Address - March 2019
First published 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.
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Diocesan vision and mission gets Synod backing
First published 20th November 2018
Members of Diocesan Synod have overwhelmingly backed the plans and priorities for mission in the Diocese of Bristol for 2019.
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Church Planting to be discussed at Diocesan Synod
First published 25th May 2018
We are inviting anyone interested in finding out more about Diocesan Synod to come along to the next meeting on Saturday 9 June and see for themselves the role that it plays in the running of the Diocese.
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Diocesan Synod Elections 2018
First published 24th May 2018
In the coming months, representatives from across the Diocese will be encouraged to stand for election as members of the new Diocesan Synod for the next three years.
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Diocesan Synod Report, March 2017
First published 17th March 2017
The Diocesan Synod met on 4 March 2017 at Freshbrook Church Swindon.
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Diocesan Synod Report - Sept 2016
First published 27th September 2016
The Diocesan Synod met on 24 September 2016 at Holy Trinity Bradley Stoke.
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Bishop of Swindon's address to Synod
First published 25th September 2016
This morning I would love to take you through the history of the Church of Englands involvement with education since 1811 and how it is that 20% of all schools and over 850 000 children attend schools with a Church of England foundation.
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Diocesan Synod Report - May 2016
First published 20th June 2016
The Diocesan Synod met on 7 May 2016.
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Continuing to talk of Jesus: Bishop Lee's Synod address
First published 5th December 2015
In his address to the December Diocesan Synod, Bishop Lee reflected further on the Talking Jesus research and its implications for Christians and the Church.
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Diocesan Synod Report - Oct 2015
First published 16th October 2015
The Diocesan Synod met on 19 September 2015.
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Bishop Mike's Synod Address - May 2015
First published 16th May 2015
There's a wonderful story I like to tell of an elderly couple who had been married for years.
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Confidence in our Church's Mission
First published 5th March 2015
Revd Dr Michael Lloyd, Principal of Wycliffe Hall attended Diocesan Synod on 28 February and gave a fascinating, insightful and at times extremely humorous address on why he has continued confidence in the mission of the Church.
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Diocesan Synod Report - Dec 2014
First published 14th January 2015
The Diocesan Synod met on 6 December 2014 at Holy Trinity Bradley Stoke and was challenged by Bishop Mike to bridge the gap between what we do in our churches and those living and working in our wider communities.
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Church addresses food poverty and debt
First published 2nd December 2013
Food poverty and debt are at the heart of the Diocesan Synod's discussions on 7 December as we highlight these issues as part of the Christmas starts with Christ campaign.
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Diocesan Synod Report - Sept 2013
First published 23rd September 2013
The Diocesan Synod met on 21 September 2013 at Stoke Gifford and was encouraged in evangelism by Bishop Mike and passed a motion for the whole diocese to Carbon Fast in Lent 2014.
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Bishop Mike's Diocesan Synod address - Sept 2013
First published 21st September 2013
In his address to Diocesan Synod on 7th December, Bishop Mike urged support for Foodbanks and spoke on measures to improve the operation of the Welfare System.Foodbanks are a symptom of a society that is far from well.Bishop MikeThe City Deanery moti
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Diocesan Synod tells Bishops to effect the will of the Church
First published 1st December 2012
The Bristol Diocesan Synod has passed a vote of no confidence in the ability of the General Synod of the Church of England to effect the clear will of the majority of Church members.
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