Diocese of Gloucester, Stories of Healing & Wholeness – Some of these personal stories have been anonymised, the people who were healed have given permission for their stories to beContinue reading
Month: April 2019
Come and Join us at the 2019 Jazz Festival
Continuing our partnership Cheltenham Festivals, our Chatterbox tent will return for the first Cheltenham Festival of 2019 – Jazz. Over 20,000 visitors are expect to participate over the festival’s 6Continue reading
Catalyst: Your Voice – for young Christians
Saturday 27 April We would love to hear the opinions of young people on church, faith and what we could be doing as a church to support them. If you’reContinue reading
Cirencester Mothers’ Union join the GB Spring Clean
Last Tuesday afternoon, a small, but enthusiastic group of members met to take part in the Great British Spring Clean and spent an hour and a half litter-picking. In additionContinue reading
Act of remembrance for Sri Lanka to be held at Gloucester Cathedral Sunday 28th April
A short act of remembrance and a time of silence.
Bishop Rachel’s Easter Day sermon, 2019
Today we gather in a place of hope. Christ is risen from the dead.
2019: Chrism Eucharist at Gloucester Cathedral
Bishop Rachel’s Chrism Eucharist sermon is now available
Fire Safety Advice
With the images of Notre Dame Cathedral shrouded in flames and smoke still before our eyes, we are reminded how devastating fire can be for cathedrals and church buildings ofContinue reading
CHURCHES AND CATHEDRALS – VE DAY 75
UPDATE due to Coronavirus, from the VE Day 75 website: “I am afraid that the terrible Coronavirus emergency and consequent Government guidance means that we must advise participants to cancelContinue reading
Archbishops ask cathedrals and churches to toll bells for Notre Dame
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are today encouraging, where possible, all cathedrals and churches across England to toll a bell for 7 minutes at 7pm this Thursday (18 AprilContinue reading
Multi Sports Camp a Great Sucess!
On the 18-19 of February, Nathan Youlton who works for PSALMS, ran a Multi Sports camp alongside the vicars, ministers and volunteers from two local churches in Innsworth Community HallContinue reading
Every year Vocations Sunday is the third Sunday after Easter; this year it is 12 May
Down Apney to march to new beat
Acclaimed composer, Debbie Wiseman OBE, who has written music for TV (Wolf Hall, Father Brown) and film (Wilde, Edie), and is Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, has agreed to writeContinue reading
Struggle and hope – Bishop Rachel’s Holy Week, 2019
Bishop Rachel will spend Holy Week visiting women in prison, patients in Gloucestershire Hospitals, a charity that supports children with additional needs and a social enterprise company that works toContinue reading
New House of Commons Library Note on VAT and Churches
The House of Commons Library has issued a new Briefing Note that examines how construction work for churches is treated for VAT in the UK: https://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=22274
National Churches Trust Foundation Grants for Maintenance
Foundation Grants are available to churches of all Christian denominations around the United Kingdom towards work that addresses urgent maintenance, as identified as a priority in a recent Quinquennial InspectionContinue reading
Please support Bishop Rachel in her sign language challenge
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek will learn 50 words in sign language to raise awareness of the work of the Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA). This challengeContinue reading
More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery recorded through app
Drivers using a pioneering app to gather information on modern slavery in hand car washes made more than 900 reports of potential cases over a five-month period, according to researchContinue reading
Bishop Rachel responds to online harms government proposals
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office have released the Online Harms White Paper , which has proposed an independent watchdog that will writeContinue reading
Evangelist appointed to new Gloucester & Forest Centre of Mission.
Bishop Rachel, Bishop Robert and Church Army, are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Wilson as Lead Evangelist for the Gloucester & Forest Centre of Mission. Andy will be basedContinue reading
Viney Hill Job Placements
Viney Hill are looking for fill six Sports Placements within their team. Please see the links for more information. Full participation in the spiritual rhythm of Viney Hill as partContinue reading
Could you help Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust?
The Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust is seeking to recruit new members to its Council. The Trust supports over 600 churches of all denominations in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. Continue reading
QI Architects & Surveyors Conference: A Tremendous Success!
Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester Diocesan Advisory Committees hosted an Architects and Surveyors Conference on Friday 15th March, focusing on the theme of ‘Joining forces to Create Solutions’ – certainly aContinue reading
An update from the Safeguarding Team
Modern slavery The Clewer initiative which is a Church of England project on modern slavery has some online training which is now available to anyone who would like to findContinue reading