It’s that time of year when worshipping communities across the diocese are starting to plan their Christmas events and services. This week, the Church of England launched its 2022 ChristmasContinue reading
Month: September 2022
Next month is International Black History Month and it leaves me feeling uneasy. It’s not because I don’t agree with bringing Black history into the frame or ensuring that so many stories about people and places are made visible, or that we are challenged regarding racial justice; rather, my uneasiness is because it can look as if people only need to think about all these things for one month of every year.
Children leaving church primary school across the Diocese of Gloucester collected and sent over 500 shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in Ukraine over the summer, as well as donatingContinue reading
Adam Klups, Senior Church Buildings Officer for the Diocese of Gloucester, together with Gloucestershire-based stone conservator Graham O’Hare remotely attended the Congress of the International Institute for Conservation of HistoricContinue reading
Messy Church Goes Wild was officially launched at the Christian Adventure Centre in Viney Hill on Saturday. It’s the latest offering from the Bible Reading Fellowship’s popular Messy Church, butContinue reading
Blog by Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist, Gloucester Centre of Mission Recently, I had a 3-year review for my work as a Church Army evangelist. As part of that review, peopleContinue reading
It will be a great joy to welcome our Reader community to the Cathedral this coming Saturday for our Annual Reader Day and, in the afternoon, our Annual Service during which Bishop Rachel will be admitting three new Readers who have now completed their training.
Readers have a long and distinguished history of ministry and play a significant part in the ministry of the church today and we owe them a great debt of thanks. Of course, their ministry is significant for all they do in preaching, teaching, pastoral care and, more recently, in pioneer ministry. It is, however, equally significant for what Readers are.
St Lawrence’s Church in Lechlade is celebrating after achieving a Silver Eco Church Award and is already looking at the requirements for Gold level. Their environment work is championed inContinue reading
On Sunday 11 September, the Revd Malc Allen led his final service at St Michael and All Angels, Bishop’s Cleeve. Over 200 members of the local worshipping community attended toContinue reading
Primrose Hill Primary C of E Academy in Lydney has been awarded an Ofsted ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the five areas inspected. Inspectors visited the school atContinue reading
Last Tuesday, many of us were looking at pictures of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, receiving our new Prime Minister. Amid a time of yet more political upheaval and economic uncertainty, the Queen was there – that figure of constancy and unity. Then, just 48 hours later, everything changed, and this Tuesday we find ourselves mourning the death of a beloved Queen.
Many worshipping communities may want to come together and watch the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, so the BBC is providing local communities a TV Licence dispensation. The dispensationContinue reading
“It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the Queen’s death. As our sense of loss ripples out across the nation, Commonwealth and world, we give thanksContinue reading