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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Celebration Cathedral Eucharist

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Celebration Cathedral Eucharist

Sunday 26 May

The Cathedral was full for a joyful service as we came to the end of our Diocesan Big Mission Weekend with the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Archbishop spoke from theContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Worship at Tutshill

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Worship at Tutshill

Sunday 26 May

Sunday 26 May: Worship at Tutshill The Archbishop joined the worshipping community at Tutshill today for a service that included many personal stories of the transformation that faith can makeContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Couple who met through conflict blessed by Archbishop

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Couple who met through conflict blessed by Archbishop

Sunday 26 May

On Sunday 26 May, The Archbishop of Canterbury blessed betrothed couple Guy Wilson and Karyna Kulyk and their ikon, 2 days before their wedding. He blessed the pair at theContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Worship at The Rock

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Worship at The Rock

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Worship at The Rock The Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert met for a quiet and reflective evening service with young people from The RockContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Church Housing Association visit

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Church Housing Association visit

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Church Housing Association visit The Diocese of Gloucester has worked closely with the Church Housing Association in a bid to make good the recommendations in the ComingContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Sportily community fun day

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Sportily community fun day

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Sportily community fun day Big crowds turned out with the sun for the Sportily community fun day at Innsworth Community Junior School today. “Fluff it. Duff it.Continue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Small Ships Festival

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Small Ships Festival

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Small Ships Festival Archbishop Justin and Bishop Rachel have been having a ball at the Small Ships Festival. It’s the little sister of the iconic Gloucester TallContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Prayer walk through Gloucester

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Prayer walk through Gloucester

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Prayer walk through Gloucester Archbishop Justin and Bishop Rachel have been out on a prayer walk around Gloucester, meeting PCSOs in Gloucester Park, chatting to volunteers andContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Messy Church in Gloucester

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Messy Church in Gloucester

Saturday 25 May

Saturday 25 May: Messy Church at St Paul and St Stephen Church in Gloucester Messy Church has been meeting at St Paul and St Stephen’s Church in Gloucester for moreContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Party at The Grace Network

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Party at The Grace Network

Friday 24 May

Friday 24 May: Party at the Grace Network in Stroud What a way to end the first day of the Big Mission Weekend! Around 400 people came to a partyContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Evening Prayer in Cirencester

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Evening Prayer in Cirencester

Friday 24 May

A time for prayer, Friday 24 May The Archbishop and the Bishops joined the service of Evening Prayer at St John Baptist in Cirencester this evening as part of ourContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Amberley Shop on the Common

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Amberley Shop on the Common

Friday 24 May

A thriving community shop and café situated inside Holy Trinity Church at Amberley was officially opened by Archbishop Justin Welby today. The shop has been running for 10 months, butContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Randwick C of E Primary School

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Randwick C of E Primary School

Friday 24 May

We’re sharing live updates from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to the Diocese of Gloucester during our Big Mission Weekend. Friday 24 May, Philosophy for Children lesson at Randwick ChurchContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Farmers’ breakfast in North Cotswolds

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Farmers’ breakfast in North Cotswolds

Friday 24 May

The Archbishop of Canterbury had breakfast with farmers in the North Cotswolds today (Friday 24 May). They enjoyed a breakfast of bacon rolls and croissants and took time out ofContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: St Matthew’s Cainscross

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: St Matthew’s Cainscross

Friday 24 May

We’re sharing live updates from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to the Diocese of Gloucester during our Big Mission Weekend. Friday 24 May, collective worship at St Matthew’s School, CainscrossContinue reading

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Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Strength in faith-  Rosalind’s journey through grief

Live updates from the Big Mission Weekend: Strength in faith- Rosalind’s journey through grief

Tuesday 21 May

When Rosalind’s husband Chris died leaving her with one-year-old triplets, Rosalind discovered the power of Christian hope in times of great grief. Rosalind and Chris desperately wanted children but afterContinue reading

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Churches Count on Nature 2024: events near you

Churches Count on Nature 2024: events near you

Tuesday 21 May

From 8 to 16 June is Churches Count on Nature 2024, a chance to explore and record the nature you can find in your local churchyard. It is a week-longContinue reading

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 21 May 2024

Message from Bishop Rachel, 21 May 2024

Tuesday 21 May

On Sunday we celebrated Pentecost (often known as Whit Sunday). Christians across the world celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit 50 days after that first Easter day, and justContinue reading

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Safeguarding hubs: Making safeguarding simpler

Safeguarding hubs: Making safeguarding simpler

Monday 20 May

A new safeguarding hub where parishes can record safer recruitment and training requirements more efficiently has been launched for all parishes in the Diocese of Gloucester. It is from theContinue reading

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Children, Youth and Families Blog: 31 Bedtime Prayers and Poems book review

Children, Youth and Families Blog: 31 Bedtime Prayers and Poems book review

Thursday 16 May

Victoria from GodVenture reviews the book 31 Bedtime Prayers and Poems by Steve Legg and Jude Simpson. I want to share about a book with you which isn’t mine, butContinue reading

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Big step towards net zero for Holy Trinity

Big step towards net zero for Holy Trinity

Tuesday 14 May

Holy Trinity Church in Stroud, initially in the top 20 carbon emitting churches in the Diocese of Gloucester has turned its carbon footprint around with an overhaul of its heatingContinue reading

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‘Godparents last a lifetime’: A blog by the Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar

‘Godparents last a lifetime’: A blog by the Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar

Tuesday 14 May

The Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Director of Mission and Ministry, blogs about what it means to be a godparent. “I remember being at a birthday party for a 90-year-old.Continue reading

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Message from Bishop Robert, 14 May 2024

Message from Bishop Robert, 14 May 2024

Tuesday 14 May

If you have ever been asked, you will know what a great honour it is to be a godparent. Many of us are similarly thankful for our own godparents andContinue reading

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Your Diocesan Synod needs you

Your Diocesan Synod needs you

Monday 13 May

Have you ever considered becoming a member of the Gloucester Diocesan Synod? This summer, we will be seeking newly elected members to represent a broad spectrum of our diocesan-wide communitiesContinue reading

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Survivors and the future of Church safeguarding

Survivors and the future of Church safeguarding

Friday 10 May

A survivors’ response group is being set up following the reports by Sarah Wilkinson and Professor Alexis Jay, and survivors are invited to register to attend. The Wilkinson/Jay Response GroupContinue reading

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Watch the livestream for the Eucharist with the Archbishop of Canterbury here

Watch the livestream for the Eucharist with the Archbishop of Canterbury here

Tuesday 07 May

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, is coming to the Diocese of Gloucester over the May Bank Holiday, Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May, to join in with our mission and vision.

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 7 May 2024

Message from Bishop Rachel, 7 May 2024

Tuesday 07 May

‘..You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends ofContinue reading

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North Cerney wins Global Neighbours Award

North Cerney wins Global Neighbours Award

Tuesday 07 May

North Cerney CE Primary School in Cirencester has earned the Bronze Global Neighbours Award this school term. The award is for successfully being part of the Global Neighbours Accreditation Scheme.Continue reading

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Church of England holds first Racial Justice Board Meeting

Church of England holds first Racial Justice Board Meeting

Tuesday 07 May

The Church of England in the West Midlands had its inaugural Racial Justice Board meeting on Thursday 2 May. The meeting brought together a team from across Birmingham, Coventry, Gloucester,Continue reading

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Children, Youth and Families Story: Connect Young Leaders Programme celebrates first graduates

Children, Youth and Families Story: Connect Young Leaders Programme celebrates first graduates

Thursday 02 May

The first cohort of the Connect Young Leaders Programme celebrated completing the programme on Sunday 28 April at St Andrew’s, Churchdown. Run over 8 sessions by Senior Youth Connector, Barrie Voyce,Continue reading

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The Big Mission Weekend With The Archbishop Of Canterbury: Gloucester Cathedral And Scratch Choir

The Big Mission Weekend With The Archbishop Of Canterbury: Gloucester Cathedral And Scratch Choir

Tuesday 30 April

Would you like to be part of a special scratch choir? Will you be coming to the celebration service at Gloucester Cathedral?

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Message from Bishop Rachel, 30 April 2024

Message from Bishop Rachel, 30 April 2024

Tuesday 30 April

‘..You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’

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Safeguarding in the Diocese of Gloucester

Safeguarding in the Diocese of Gloucester

Tuesday 30 April

  In February of this year our diocese, including Gloucester Cathedral, was externally audited for our safeguarding work. This audit was part of the Church of England’s ongoing commitment toContinue reading

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Teachers boost charity farm funds with marathon success

Teachers boost charity farm funds with marathon success

Monday 29 April

Two primary school teachers from James’ C of E Junior School, Gloucester ran impressive times in the London Marathon last weekend, raising over £140 for St James City Farm andContinue reading

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Church of England Appoints new Racial Justice Director

Church of England Appoints new Racial Justice Director

Monday 29 April

The Revd Dr Evie Vernon O’Brien has been appointed as the Racial Justice Director for the Church of England in the West Midlands. Evie will take up her role inContinue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come, 2024, free resources

Thy Kingdom Come, 2024, free resources

Monday 29 April

Thy Kingdom Come, the global and ecumenical wave of prayer, that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension (9 May) to Pentecost (19 May) for more people toContinue reading

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