MIX is church for people with additional needs, their families, friends and carers, and works in partnership with and gets support from local Christian churches, across a range of denominations, dioceses and counties.
Month: August 2022
Celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday – resources for churches
Join charity Through the Roof and celebrate Disability Awareness on Sunday 18 September (or a day of your choice).
#EcoChurchInAnHour Caring for the environment
Bishop Robert meets the Assistant Operations Director at Trinity Cheltenham, Marion David, to talk about how care for the environment runs through everything they do as a church at Trinity.
Why complete a Mental Health First Aid course?
How much do you know about taking care of your own mental health and that of the people around you? Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) is an internationally recognisedContinue reading
Survivor engagement framework survey
The National Safeguarding Team is running an anonymous survey between 19 July and 18 September 2022 that aims to listen to victims and survivors.
Ride + Stride for your local churches: 10 September
Paul Bridges, a member of St James’ Church in Quedgeley has come up with a suggested cycle route that can be used to fundraise for Gloucestershire churches in the 2022Continue reading
Accessible church community garden is growing fast
A community garden has been developed on part of the site of St Philip and St James Church, Hucclecote. Begun by a small group from the church, it is now a community asset with volunteers not only from Hucclecote but also from further afield in Gloucester.
Teddy zip-wire brings crowds to St Margaret’s
Zip-wiring teddy bears drew huge crowds in the churchyard of St Margaret’s, Whaddon this August. The creative church Mission Group came up with the idea of installing a zip-wire lineContinue reading
Teens talk faith at Youth Alpha course
For one week of the summer holidays, a group of young people met in churches in Bishop’s Cleeve to talk about and explore Christianity at a Youth Alpha course.
James MacDowall-Scott joins All Saints as Director of Music
All Saints Church, Pittville in Cheltenham has recently welcomed James MacDowall-Scott a new Director of Music.
Siblings organise fundraiser at St Barnabas Church
On Sunday, 14 August, St Barnabas Church, hosted a fundraiser in aid of Myleoma UK.
A Church Near You updates – emails now easier to read
The Church of England has announced the August updates to its A Church Near You website portal.
Northleach church attempts Guinness World Record
With the aim of ‘building faith – one brick at a time’, LEGO® CHURCH is an activity-based, family church service, where time is set aside for children to respond creatively using Lego®.
Churches help get food hampers to local families
This summer, churches and communities across Gloucestershire are helping to feed families by distributing ‘Family Food Hampers’.
A post-Lambeth message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
It has been an enormous privilege for us both to be part of the Lambeth Conference which gathered some 650 Anglican Bishops and 450 spouses from across the world atContinue reading
St Andrew’s tackle Three Peaks for three young superheroes
St Andrew’s Churchdown families come together to raise funds for three young superheroes, taking on the Three Peaks Challenge.
School creates Spiritual Garden with Hibiscus Project grant
As part of its commitment to become an Eco School, Shurdington Church of England Primary School applied to The Hibiscus Project for funds to create a Spiritual Garden in theContinue reading
St Peter’s Leckhampton achieves Eco Church Silver Award
In June, St Peter’s Leckhampton marked a key stage in their Eco Church journey when they were awarded the Eco Church Silver Award by A Rocha. Richard Kerr-Wilson, a memberContinue reading
Churches called to unite for Loss and Damage Action Day
This summer, the UK has seen the hottest weather we’ve ever known. This isn’t a freak event – it’s a taste of what’s to come, and it’s a fraction ofContinue reading
Serving on prison Independent Monitoring Boards – Bishop Rachel
Reaching out to those who are excluded is fundamental to social justice, and is reflected in the teaching of all faiths. One of the most familiar biblical texts expresses this in simple and practical terms: the call to visit those in prison.
OneDiocese blog: 14-year-old shares his views on social media and the Church
For our OneDiocese blog this month, we asked 14-year-old Isaac Irvine, from Dursley Tabernacle Church, about the impact that social media has on the lives of the young people heContinue reading
Health and social care committee report on body image
“Something needs to be done to protect children and young people from a growing dissatisfaction with their bodies.”
The Lambeth Conference
Last week, Bishop Robert wrote about the Lambeth Conference and now we are here in Canterbury, alongside the Bishops from our partner dioceses. There are about 700 Bishops from all over the world, plus about 500 spouses and ecumenical guests, and it is a privilege to encounter one another and hear about contexts very different from our own, with challenges we can only begin to imagine.
‘Building faith, brick by brick’ at Lego Bible Club
Since Easter, St Michael and All Angels Bishop’s Cleeve has held a Lego Bible Club each Thursday afternoon in the church. Melinda Morris, Children and Families Ministry, shares how theContinue reading