The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby will be visiting the Diocese of Gloucester this May. Over the Bank holiday weekend, from the morning of Friday 24 May to the afternoon of Sunday 26 May, he has a packed schedule of mission and outreach events, worship and connection.
Archbishop Justin will be rolling up his sleeves to talk and connect with people in everyday situations across the Diocese, from the dairy to the docks, the café to the classroom, as our Life Together vision is lived out across our diocese.
The Archbishop will be spending time with children, young people and families; sharing in dance and worship songs in our schools; worshipping with young people, playing sports, learning new skills, exploring faith and having fun with Sportily; and taking part in a Messy Church session full of creative worship.
He will be chatting with some of the communities that use the social enterprises that we are so proud of as a diocese – seeing the impact of profits being reinvested into the local community.
The environment and our rural nature as a diocese is high on the agenda and Archbishop Justin will breakfast with farmers to talk about environmental concerns.
There will be much more information to come, but for now please do put in your diary our final diocesan-wide service at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 26 May to celebrate our LIFE Together vision and give thanks for Archbishop Justin’s ministry and all that is happening here in the Diocese of Gloucester.