Thursday 18 May saw the start of this year’s Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative. Worshipping communities are praying in various ways across the Diocese, from prayer breakfasts and walks toContinue reading
Author: Kelly Owen
Praying Thy Kingdom Come in and around the Diocese of Gloucester
Thy Kingdom Come started on 18 May, here’s some examples of what’s happening in and around the Diocese of Gloucester to encourage and inspire you. Prayer and worshipContinue reading
Message from Bishop Robert, 23 May 2023
These days, we are living between the feast of the Ascension, which we celebrated last Thursday, and Pentecost, which we will celebrate this coming Sunday, and they have a very particular feel to them.
The Children’s Society supporting deaneries and parishes working with young people
Andrew Holt shares the work he is involved in supporting deaneries and parishes as Volunteer Diocesan Ambassador for The Children’s Society at the Diocese of Gloucester. “The Children’s Society providesContinue reading
Vicar’s son climbs Snowdon to raise funds for church
On 14 April, Dan, aged nine, from Quedgeley climbed a mountain in Snowdonia with his mum, raising £600 towards St James’ Church funds. Dan is the son of the RevdContinue reading
Risk assessments for activities with children and young people
Becca Faal, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, and Barrie Voyce, Senior Youth Connector, discuss the benefit that safeguarding risk assessments bring to planning and running activities with children and young people. BarrieContinue reading
Bird boxes grant takes off
Earlier this year, worshipping communities were invited to register interest in receiving bird boxes to install in their churchyards or wider community space as part of a block funding application.Continue reading
More children enjoying exercise thanks to Sportily
With National Sports Sunday having just passed, on 14 May, we at Sportily wanted to say a huge thank you to those of you that prayed for us and theContinue reading
Pat’s lifelong love of bell ringing
Church bells rang out across the country last weekend to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla. One Gloucestershire bell ringer shares her fascinating story of ringing bells for a number of historic royal occasions spanning 70 years.
Safeguarding training for bell ringers – a practical guide
Safeguarding training is often considered something for people who work with children, but it is a mandatory requirement for a variety of church roles and responsibilities such as volunteers, whichContinue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, 16 May 2023
It is nearly a year since bishops from all over the world gathered for the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury. Among the highlights for me were our small groups in which we met a couple of times each day; and a day at Lambeth Palace on one of the hottest days of the year, focusing on climate change and hearing stark stories of the devastating impact on the lives of people and places across our world. One of the many contributors to that day was Christian Aid.
Take on the Big Pea Challenge for Christian Aid Week, 14–20 May 2023
Christian Aid Week (14–20 May) is a time when Christians of all denominations come together to raise funds to help others across the world. This year’s focus is on theContinue reading
New Cheeky Panda Resources for Thy Kingdom Come 2023
Pledge2Pray. 18 – 28 May 2023. Order resources for 2023 here Cheeky Pandas are back again for Thy Kingdom Come with lots of fun and engaging videos and activities toContinue reading
Birds and bugs benefit from wildlife grant at St James the Great, Dursley
A diocesan wildlife grant has enabled St James the Great, Dursley, to establish multiple projects in its urban gardens and grounds.
HRH The Princess Royal visits Gloucester Cathedral for The Big Help Out
On Monday 8 May, we welcomed HRH The Princess Royal to a special service of thanksgiving for our local volunteers at Gloucester Cathedral.
Blue plaque reveals more about Christian leader George Whitefield
A blue plaque commemorating the life of influential evangelist George Whitefield, has been updated to give a more rounded account of his life story. The sign that sits on theContinue reading
Knife Angel Legacy Programme offers young people music platform
In February, the nationally touring Knife Angel sculpture came to Gloucester Cathedral. The sculpture, made from over 100,000 seized blades, was created to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour andContinue reading
New Pioneer Evangelist joins Gloucester Centre of Mission
The Diocese of Gloucester and Church Army are pleased to announce that the Revd Sonya Newton has been appointed as Pioneer Evangelist with the Gloucester Centre of Mission, working inContinue reading
Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III in the Diocese of Gloucester
Worshipping communities across the country are marking the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in a variety of ways.
Here we share some of the events and activities happening in and around the Diocese of Gloucester.
Message from Bishop Robert, 18 April 2023
This coming Sunday at 3pm we will be welcoming Canon Andrew Zihni as the 39th Dean of Gloucester. The eagle-eyed will notice that he comes as the Dean of Gloucester – his ministry while rooted in the life of the Cathedral is not restricted to it! As the Dean, he is the senior priest of the Diocese and shares with Bishop Rachel, with me and her whole staff in the leadership and care we together seek to offer to the whole Diocese.
“Our wedding is a new beginning for us.”
When J and A from Toddington fell in love later in life, they knew they wanted to commit to one another by getting married in a church. They found aContinue reading
Pupils sowing seeds of hope at Oak Hill CoE Primary
As part of the Big Seed Sow, pupils from a Church of England school in Tewkesbury have been planting sunflowers to show support for the people of Ukraine. The BigContinue reading
Weddings at Elmore church blossom with hotel partnership
The wedding season is upon us and churches across the Diocese are preparing for one of their busiest periods. St John the Baptist Church, nestled in the village of Elmore,Continue reading