Bishop Rachel supported an amendment to the Online Safety Bill in the House of Lords seeking to protect women and girls online. Watch her full speech in the video belowContinue reading
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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.
Bishop Rachel’s Chrism Eucharist sermon
Here you can read the full transcript from Bishop Rachel’s Chrism Eucharist sermon, on Thursday 6 April 2023. Readings: Revelation 1.5b-8 and Luke 7.36-50 Over these last couple of weeksContinue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, as published in the Citizen Easter 2023
Message from Bishop Rachel, as published in the Citizen Easter 2023
As I look around at our communities, country and world, I am aware of a sense of so much and so little in all the reporting of bad news….
Bishop Rachel’s itinerary during Holy Week and Easter 2023
The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is a special time for Christians. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Then, onContinue reading
Invitation to special Coronation service at Gloucester Cathedral
As part of the Big Help Out day to celebrate the Coronation of The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, everybody is warmly invited to attend a special serviceContinue reading
Is sentencing effective for the offender? Pilot event with young people in Cheltenham
In partnership with All Saints Academy and the University of Gloucestershire, Bishop Rachel ran an event for Y11 and sixth form students exploring the sentences which are given for crimes.Continue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, 21 March 2023
Last Saturday, many people from across the Diocese gathered for the inspiring and informative event, ‘Under fives and flourishing’. When introducing the event, and particularly thanking so many wonderful volunteers, I stated that creating spaces for under fives and their parents and carers is one of the most significant things we offer as followers of Christ.
Sportily celebrates this Easter with free family fun day
On Monday 3 April, the Sportily team from north Gloucester is offering five hours of family fun in an Easter celebration. All are invited to join Nathan and the SportilyContinue reading
Message from Bishop Rachel, 28 February 2023
I suspect that if you have given anything up for Lent it probably isn’t the mirror. Most of us during Lent will look in the mirror at least once a day, and I wonder if this in itself might be the reminder we need to allow Lent to be a time when we look beyond the surface of our external reflection and discover more of who we are within, and who God is, who knows us inside out and loves us.
Bishop Rachel responds to new measures to tackle domestic abuse
Domestic abusers will face tags and tougher management under new measures to protect people from harassment, aggression and violence, and focus on stopping domestic abuse before it takes place. ForContinue reading
House of Lords: Investing to reduce child poverty
Bishop Rachel asked a question in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill in the House of Lords about the importance of investing to reduce child poverty. Watch: “My Lords, I tooContinue reading
Living in Love and Faith: Message from Bishop Rachel, 14 February 2023
The most recent message regarding Living in Love and Faith, first posted on 14 February 2023
A message from Bishop Rachel
I know that many of you will have been following discussions at General Synod over these last few days, and in many ways, there has been a profound sense of dislocation as we have discussed important issues regarding the Church of England while being so deeply aware of the unfolding devastation in Turkey and Syria…
Ceremony marks Knife Angel’s month-long installation at Gloucester Cathedral
On Wednesday 1 February, at 6.15pm, Bishop Rachel will be part of a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Knife Angel at Gloucester Cathedral. The sculpture aims to raiseContinue reading
Bishop Rachel, statements on Living in Love and Faith
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Revd Rachel Treweek said, “I want to reiterate my shame and sadness regarding the way those who identify as LGBTQI+ have too often experiencedContinue reading
A message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
Firstly, we want to reiterate our shame and sadness regarding the way those who identify as LGBTQI+ have too often experienced hostility and judgement within the Church rather than being cherished as members of the body of Christ with names and stories.
Message from Bishop Rachel, 17 January 2023
Yesterday, I had the privilege of being present at the official opening of The Nelson Trust’s Women’s Centre in Wales. Similar to the Women’s Centre in Gloucester, this provides transforming support for women who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Staff and volunteers work with women in a holistic way, listening to each person’s story and valuing them as a unique individual as they engage with the whole person, including the building and re-shaping of healthy relationships, often including a woman’s children.
Bishop Rachel: ONE Women’s Centre is ‘good news’ for women prisoners
At the end of last year, the Nelson Trust opened a Women’s Centre in HMP Eastwood Park, an innovative new pilot funded by the Ministry of Justice ‘Local Leadership andContinue reading
A New Year’s message from Bishop Rachel
I know that journeying can be an overused metaphor when we talk about faith, but it seems a good one as we begin a new year and recall the visit of the Magi and the unfolding of the season of Epiphany.
Bishop Rachel’s Christmas Day sermon 2022: Gloucester Cathedral
Time is a fascinating subject and it’s something of which we are all very aware: The time it takes to cook a turkey; the countdown of days on the advent calendar; the length of time it takes for an ambulance to arrive; or perhaps the counting of years with the celebration of a significant birthday or anniversary.
New stained-glass window dedicated to Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Sunday 11 December 2022, Bishop Rachel led the dedication service for a new stained-glass window at All Saints’ Church, Down Ampney. The colourful window had been specially commissioned toContinue reading
Living in Love and Faith – a message from Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert
To our sisters and brothers in the Diocese of Gloucester … This week, we have spent a further three days with the Bishops of the Church of England in aContinue reading