For many years October has been marked out as Black History Month, during which black contributions to British society are highlighted and celebrated. There are specific opportunities to hear stories and insights and to look through a different lens not only as we promote and celebrate racial diversity and culture but also as we shine a light on racial justice.
October is Black History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the contributions black people have made throughout our country’s history and culture. This year, a new film offers aContinue reading
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
On 18 October, for Anti-Slavery Day, The Clewer Initiative is inviting churches, communities, businesses and individuals to sign the pledge to ‘Make It Slavery Free‘. It’s a call for all of us toContinue reading
A scheme to use surplus church land to create affordable housing in Gloucester is due for completion in the spring. St Aldate’s vicarage which was no longer needed by theContinue reading
By the time this blog is published those who are interested will already know whodunit in Broadchurch. We have had some tense minutes in our family, whattsapping our way throughContinue reading
Steve McQueen’s 12 years a slave won the best picture Oscar last week. I went to see it with my wife and afterwards found myself uncertain how to reply toContinue reading
Once again this weekend, as a nation, we remember the dead of two world wars and many desperate international conflicts since. The feel is a bit different this year, itContinue reading