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
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
Something for everyone at Christian Arts Festival’s ‘GOSPEL23’ this April
Inspiring hope through competitions, workshops and performances, GOSPEL23 is this year’s theme for the Christian Arts Festival. Everyone, of all ages, including those of different faiths, are invited to beContinue reading
LIFE Together 2022: Some highlights
It’s been a year since we focused the spotlight of our LIFE vision into the five areas of the LIFE Together vision. We’re seeking to live ‘life in all itsContinue reading
Cate Williams on COP27: politics, churches and community
Diocesan Environmental Engagement Officer, the Revd Dr Cate Williams reflects on COP27 and how our churches and communities can be part of the solution. As the COP27 discussions continue, weContinue reading
“People of hope can change the world”: Cate Williams
Cate Williams, Environmental Engagement Officer, wrote a ‘Thought for the Week’ to the Gloucestershire Citizen newspaper (as printed in the Citizen 11 November 2022) ‘As we go to print, theContinue reading
Survey for new online portal for churches
The Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture, York, and the National Churches Trust are asking for input on a proposed new resource portal. They would like feedback fromContinue reading
Health and social care committee report on body image
“Something needs to be done to protect children and young people from a growing dissatisfaction with their bodies.”
COP26 week 1
A summary of week 1, in the life of the overall conference and the Christian presence in Glasgow. Key announcements this week: An agreement has been made by mostContinue reading
How can we all make a difference?
As the world looks towards Glasgow for COP26, how can we all personally make a difference?
Hope for the generations
A #OneDiocese blog by the Revd Tim Hastie-Smith, Vicar of Bibury with Winson and Barnsley and Diocesan Missioner for New Worshipping Communities. “On Wednesday last week, my family and IContinue reading
Pioneer Ministry Blog: And God grew something new – The Explore Creation journey
Petra Crofton blogs: How God uses our incompetence, frustration and weaknesses to shape something new “I remember it vividly, even though it was some ten years ago. The volunteer children’sContinue reading
Pioneer ministry blog: Rhythm, Regularity and Response
A Pioneer Ministry Blog from Andy Wilson, Lead Evangelist at Gloucester and Forest Centre of Mission The three Rs : rhythm, regularity and response Much has been written about theseContinue reading
Big smiles at Festival of Stars
Photos from a fabulous day out Drumbeats, dog shows and selfie contests brought smiles to the faces of the crowds at Whaddon Recreational Land with the annual Festival ofContinue reading
Could you offer work experience for prisoners?
Bishop Rachel is hosting a Zoom seminar to help worshipping communities learn more about the process of giving prisoners work experience. On Friday 17 September, from 9.30am to 11am, DuncanContinue reading
Add your voice to the national Climate Sunday livestream
This year, in the run-up to COP26, a special Climate Sunday service is being broadcast from Glasgow Cathedral on 4 September. You can register your interest in the Glasgow ClimateContinue reading
Not your usual Saturday job for Rachel…
18-year-old organist Rachel Mapp is keeping traditional music alive in her local churches.
Walk for the planet – booking now LIVE!
If you’re passionate about our planet and want to add your support to the environmental agenda at the COP26 (UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) join us in aContinue reading
Churches Count on Nature week, 5-13th June
It is fabulous to see so many of our churches signed up to take part in Churches Count on Nature week. These are a selection of the Gloucestershire Churches involvedContinue reading
Eco Church festival with Churches Count on Nature
This online event on Saturday 12th June is hosted and organised by Sheffield Diocese but all are invited. It looks fab, do check it out if you are free. TheContinue reading
Giving thanks for our vaccines
A message and update from Christain Aid A huge thank you The Giving In Thanks for our Vaccines appeal has raised over £12,000 from communities within the Diocese of GloucesterContinue reading
What do you value most about your best mate?
Churchyards, Biodiversity and ‘Churches Count on Nature’ week.
Churchyards can be significant for wildlife as they have often had minimal disturbance for centuries. This means that churches have a critical and very particular role to play for theContinue reading
Bishop Rachel successfully moves amendment 70 in Domestic Abuse Bill
“I’m grateful for the support for this Amendment, which aims to provide migrant victims of abuse with temporary leave to remain, and access to public funds …