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Revd Raymond Adams announced as Acting Area Dean for Swindon
First published 11th May 2020
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Revd Canon Raymond Adams has been appointed Acting Area Dean of Swindon, effective from 1 April.
Open Revd Raymond Adams announced as Acting Area Dean for Swindon

Churches find new ways of practically serving their communities
First published 11th May 2020
Churches are stepping up to help thousands of worshippers and the many others who looking for spiritual, practical and emotional support as they face the challenge of the coronavirus.
Open Churches find new ways of practically serving their communities

Day of Prayer and Action: light a candle March 22
First published 11th May 2020
Church leaders in Britain and Ireland have called on Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about Coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.
Open Day of Prayer and Action: light a candle March 22

How the season is unfolding – An update from Bishop Lee
First published 11th May 2020
While out cycling in January, Rt Revd Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, came off his bike after hitting a patch of black ice.
Open How the season is unfolding – An update from Bishop Lee

Faith Manifesto sets out aspirations for Bristol
First published 11th May 2020
Representatives of different faiths in Bristol - including the Anglican Church - have launched a Faith Manifesto that shares five goals that they believe will contribute to the future well-being of the city.
Open Faith Manifesto sets out aspirations for Bristol

Coronavirus - Guidance for Parishes
First published 11th May 2020
We appreciate that there has been growing concern within the Diocese about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Open Coronavirus - Guidance for Parishes

#LiveLent - Six week eco challenge for North Wilts churches
First published 11th May 2020
Five congregations in North Wiltshire have taken on a challenge to go green this Lent.
Open #LiveLent - Six week eco challenge for North Wilts churches

Parish Share Thank you 2019
First published 11th May 2020
Our grateful thanks for your church gift of Parish Share in 2019
Open Parish Share Thank you 2019

#LiveLent - Churches take first steps towards saving energy
First published 7th May 2020
A Bristol church has been finding ways of cutting its carbon footprint with an Energy Audit of its building.
Open #LiveLent - Churches take first steps towards saving energy

HOPE Prayer Spaces
First published 7th May 2020
41% of practising Christians say that a spiritual experience or an experience of the love of Jesus was a key influence in their coming to faith – so if we help more people to experience God’s love and presence, more of them will come to know him for themselves.
Open HOPE Prayer Spaces

Rural Giving Day
First published 7th May 2020
Hosted by North Wiltshire Deanery Tuesday 24 March 10.am to 2.30pm at St Mary’s Hullavington.
Open Rural Giving Day

Beating the drums for Ghana Day
First published 7th May 2020
At the end of January 2020, Langley Fitzurse Church of England School, near Chippenham, held a Ghana Day to raise money for the young woman they sponsor. It was bit different from the usual cake sale!
Open Beating the drums for Ghana Day

Rod Symmons announced as Adviser for Curacy
First published 7th May 2020
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that as part of the re-shaping of the Ministry Development Team, Revd Dr Rod Symmons is to take the role of Adviser for Curacy.
Open Rod Symmons announced as Adviser for Curacy

General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target
First published 7th May 2020
The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030.
Open General Synod sets 2030 Net Zero carbon target

Local Business Network breaks down church barriers
First published 7th May 2020
Reaching out to the community can mean different things in different contexts. Fr Charles Sutton, Vicar at All Saints Clifton, reflects on how the church is offering the Christian message to the shops and businesses in Clifton.
Open Local Business Network breaks down church barriers

Bristol Church creates new monastic community in heart of the city
First published 7th May 2020
A Bristol church is bringing together a group of four Christians to experience a modern monastic lifestyle in the city.
Open Bristol Church creates new monastic community in heart of the city

Contactless Giving at St Andrew's Castle Combe
First published 7th May 2020
St Andrews Church Castle Combe has recently started using the Goodbox Core to help it fundraise through contactless giving. Michael Constable, treasurer at the church, reflects on its impact.
Open Contactless Giving at St Andrew's Castle Combe

Bishop Viv’s Lent Reflections at Bristol Cathedral
First published 7th May 2020
On Tuesdays in Lent, the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, will offer a series of reflections at Bristol Cathedral on the climate crisis, drawing on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020 Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio.
Open Bishop Viv’s Lent Reflections at Bristol Cathedral

Bishop Lee: "Trusting God in every season"
First published 7th May 2020
While out cycling in January, Rt Revd Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, came off his bike after hitting a patch of black ice, and needed a five hour operation on his leg and now faces the slow process of recovery. He shares his experience and reflects on how God is speaking to him through the accident.
Open Bishop Lee: "Trusting God in every season"

The Invitation to Heal
First published 7th May 2020
In his new book ‘invitation to heal’, Michael Harvey considers the scientific links between the act of invitation and healing, drawing from Luke 9 where Jesus sends the disciples out to preach the Good News and to heal.
Open The Invitation to Heal

How to ‘Light the Night’
First published 23rd April 2020
Light the Night is a beautiful and uniquely peaceful way to honour the memory of loved ones. Light the Night launched in Bristol in 2019 with thousands of candles lit up in St Pauls Graveyard, Bedminster.
Open How to ‘Light the Night’

Diocesan Synod Report - March 2020
First published 25th March 2020
Synod report from March 2020
Open Diocesan Synod Report - March 2020

Church Action in a Climate Emergency conference
First published 27th January 2020
A day conference to support churches in taking further action to care for our shared environment.
Open Church Action in a Climate Emergency conference

FairGround - living responsibly in God's creation
First published 21st January 2020
One of the ways B+A Church in Bristol gathers together is through its Little Churches. These are communities of people that meet throughout the week on different days in the church, homes, pubs and other venues across Bristol.
Open FairGround - living responsibly in God's creation

Have you thought of being “Neighbourly”?
First published 21st January 2020
Neighbourly is an online platform connecting businesses with causes. This generally looks like donations of food surplus, volunteer teams going out for a day to join a project, and sometimes funding.
Open Have you thought of being “Neighbourly”?

Gift Aid your donations
First published 21st January 2020
As it comes up to the end of the financial year, now is a good time to review Gift Aid, and to make sure that your congregation are making the most of this opportunity.
Open Gift Aid your donations

Safeguarding Dashboards
First published 21st January 2020
Safeguarding in the Church of England has changed considerably in recent years, and is likely to continue changing in the foreseeable future.
Open Safeguarding Dashboards

Fr Toby Boutle announced as new priest-in-charge of Swindon New Town
First published 19th January 2020
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr Toby Boutle as the priest-in-charge of the parish of Swindon New Town.
Open Fr Toby Boutle announced as new priest-in-charge of Swindon New Town

Are you ready to #LiveLent?
First published 17th January 2020
This years focus is on the Environment. Get your copy of the Archbishop of Canterburys Lent book (with accompanying videos and group questions), as well as corresponding booklets with reflections for both adults and children.
Open Are you ready to #LiveLent?

Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Weekend
First published 17th January 2020
We are so excited about Thy Kingdom Come 2020! Between 21 May and 31 May 2020, millions of Christians worldwide will unite in praying that more people would come to know the amazing love of Christ.
Open Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Weekend

AMPLIFY: The Young Evangelists Academy
First published 17th January 2020
Amplify is a partnership between; Hope Together, The Message, Youth For Christ, Pais Movement, Church Of England, Scripture Union, Alpha, Luis Palau, Redeemed Christian Church Of God and the Evangelical Alliance.
Open AMPLIFY: The Young Evangelists Academy

A statement regarding the documentary on Bishop Peter Ball
First published 15th January 2020
Over the last two nights, BBC2 broadcast Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret, which looked at the sexual abuse carried out by the former Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball, and the attempts to bring him to justice.
Open A statement regarding the documentary on Bishop Peter Ball

Latest news from DBE 2019/20 - Term 3
First published 9th January 2020
Please click the link below to download the latest Diocesan Board of Education newsletter for Term 3 (2019/20).The newsletter is for heads, teachers, governors, church school workers, clergy and anyone else who may benefit.
Open Latest news from DBE 2019/20 - Term 3

A Christmas message from Bishop Viv
First published 25th December 2019
This Christmas message was originally given as at the Christmas Day Eucharist at Bristol Cathedral 2019.
Open A Christmas message from Bishop Viv

Parish Giving Scheme continues to grow
First published 19th December 2019
The Parish Giving Scheme is growing across the Diocese with 66 churches and just under 1,100 donors now using the scheme.
Open Parish Giving Scheme continues to grow

Evangelising at the Station for Christmas
First published 18th December 2019
Members of the Avonside Evangelism Group took to standing at a train station to invite commuters to Christmas services recently. Revd John Monaghan, vicar of St Edyth's, Sea Mills, reflects on their efforts.
Open Evangelising at the Station for Christmas

AYF Uganda Choir to play Swindon church
First published 18th December 2019
AYF Uganda Choir is returning to the Diocese of Bristol in the New Year for a concert at St Barnabas Church in Swindon.
Open AYF Uganda Choir to play Swindon church

Mission Areas explained....A Video
First published 18th December 2019
An introduction to Mission Areas featuring the Yate and Fromeside Mission Area.
Open Mission Areas explained....A Video

Christmas Greetings and office opening times 2019
First published 17th December 2019
Happy Christmas from the Diocesan Support Services team!
Open Christmas Greetings and office opening times 2019

The Three Week Christmas Fair
First published 12th December 2019
Image by Pete WilsonChurches in Swindon have been working together to put on a three-week Christmas fair.With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Old Town partnership of churches.
Open The Three Week Christmas Fair

A Green Guide to Christmas
First published 12th December 2019
Christmas is a time of giving - but it can also be a time of waste. From the plastic packaging to the piles of wrapping paper and wasted food filling our dustbins, festivities can have an unseen impact on our environment. 
Open A Green Guide to Christmas

A Spaceman Came Travelling
First published 12th December 2019
Children will be blasting off for Christmas when an astronaut brings good news to a Swindon church service.
Open A  Spaceman Came Travelling

School raises awareness of Climate Change with protest
First published 11th December 2019
Children at St Helen's CE Primary School have been making their voices heard as they raised awareness of the Climate Emergency.
Open School raises awareness of Climate Change with protest

Discover the joy of Christmas in new Church of England video
First published 9th December 2019
With dragons, talking carrots, and even a surprise comeback for ET all vying for centre stage in the annual festive advertising bonanza.
Open Discover the joy of Christmas in new Church of England video

Revd Will Fairbairn announced as new vicar of Redland Church, Bristol
First published 8th December 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Will Fairbairn has been appointed vicar of Redland Church in Bristol.Will has been curate of Ascension Church in Southampton since 2017. Prior to that he spent three years at
Open Revd Will Fairbairn announced as new vicar of Redland Church, Bristol

Encouraging engagement with BAME people in our churches
First published 6th December 2019
Revd Dr Cathy Okoronkwo, who was appointed Vicar of All Saints and St Barnabas, Swindon in September, recently represented the Diocese at the CMEAC DLP/MEAC Officers residential conference.
Open Encouraging engagement with BAME people in our churches

Bristol Faith Leaders’ General Election Message
First published 5th December 2019
Coordinated by the Bishop of Bristols OfficeAs faith leaders in the city of Bristol, we are proud of this beautiful, diverse and creative city.
Open Bristol Faith Leaders’ General Election Message

Videos to promote Christmas services
First published 3rd December 2019
Promote Christmas services without the hassle this Christmas…Premier Digital Award winners Go Chatter have launched a new customisable video website.
Open Videos to promote Christmas services

An Eco Christmas tree
First published 2nd December 2019
Going green proved the inspiration for members of St Martin's in Knowle when it came time to decorate the church building for Christmas. Clare Hensmen tells us how they came up with the idea - and how other churches could easily do something similar:
Open An Eco Christmas tree

Pattern Church celebrates first birthday!
First published 2nd December 2019
Swindons newest Anglican church turned one this week. Having launched at the start of December 2018, Pattern Church celebrated its first birthday on Sunday 1 December, with two services at 10am and 4:30pm at the Platform on Faringdon Road.
Open Pattern Church celebrates first birthday!

Get your Christmas services on A Church Near You
First published 2nd December 2019
Remember to update your A Church Near You pages with your Advent and Christmas services and events! A Church Near You receives more than 12 million page views each year and 81 per cent of people who come to the site are first-time visitors.
Open Get your Christmas services on A Church Near You

Reflections on Black Friday
First published 29th November 2019
Today is Black Friday that moment in the year when shops and websites offer huge savings as they attempt to tempt customers into spending their money.
Open Reflections on Black Friday

Record numbers flock to Cathedral
First published 28th November 2019
Englands cathedrals have witnessed their highest Easter congregation numbers in recent years, while visitor numbers increased by a million on the previous year, statistics published today show.Bristol Cathedral has followed the trend seeing more peop
Open Record numbers flock to Cathedral

‘Education for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills’ - Diocesan Education Conference 2019
First published 26th November 2019
This year's Diocesan Education Conference took place in November. The day was enjoyed by school leaders: headteachers, senior leaders, clergy and church workers who engage with young people and schools.
Open ‘Education for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills’ - Diocesan Education Conference 2019

How Eco is your Church?
First published 20th November 2019
Four churches across the Diocese have received our first Eco Church awards.
Open How Eco is your Church?

31 plastic bottles make a school uniform
First published 20th November 2019
As a head teacher, you may expect any number of questions from parents when you launch a new school uniform but does it crinkle? is a rather unusual one! Yet at The Deanery CE Academy in Swindon its a fair question to ask, as the uniforms are partly
Open 31 plastic bottles make a school uniform

We’ve declared a climate emergency!
First published 20th November 2019
When the vote was passed unanimously, the room filled with cheers, applause and even a whistle or two.
Open We’ve declared a climate emergency!

Bishop Viv addresses Synod - Nov 2019
First published 19th November 2019
And God blessed them...I wonder what you think blessing someone or something means or achieves (and Bishops do lots of blessings of people and of things, in my early experience particularly of loos)?
Open Bishop Viv addresses Synod - Nov 2019

New Diocesan Cycle of Prayer
First published 19th November 2019
Prayer is an amazing gift which strengthens our relationship with God; it has the power to change us and the world around us.
Open New Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Stewardship Update Nov19
First published 15th November 2019
In this stewardship update; FREE Church Fundraising Guide, an updated Diocesan grants guide, a new parish giving scheme resource and contactless giving deals.Church Fundraising Handbook.
Open Stewardship Update Nov19

Pattern Church thanks Allchurches Trust for Grant Award
First published 13th November 2019
In late May Pattern Church in Swindon was awarded a significant Allchurches Trust grant for which the church and the Diocese is extremely grateful.
Open Pattern Church thanks Allchurches Trust for Grant Award

Revd Becky Waring announced as next Area Dean of Bristol South
First published 8th November 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is pleased to announce that Becky Waring has been appointed Area Dean of Bristol South. Becky has the been vicar of St Martins Knowle since 2016. Previous to her ministry at St Martins, Becky was a Lice
Open Revd Becky Waring announced as next Area Dean of Bristol South

DBE Newsletter Term 2 2019-20
First published 8th November 2019
Please click the link below to download the second Diocesan Board of Education newsletter of the year.
Open DBE Newsletter Term 2 2019-20

37% of parishes running youth provision
First published 5th November 2019
To fulfil our call to proclaim afresh the Good News in each generation, the Diocese has, through its 'Creating connections' vision prioritised reconnecting with children and teenagers, young adults and families.
Open 37% of parishes running youth provision

God became like me
First published 5th November 2019
A third of children and young people don't know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, let alone the extraordinary significance that this has for their lives.
Open God became like me

The Diocese remembers
First published 5th November 2019
Across the Diocese acts of remembrance took place on Remembrance Sunday as those who serve and have fallen to protect our democratic rights are remembered. Thousands joined services across at churches right across our region to participate.
Open The Diocese remembers

When a rector moves on...
First published 5th November 2019
When a much valued Rector leaves a group of 8 rural parishes to move on to be an Archdeacon there is a temptation to feel things are never going to be as good again. But of course that is not the case.When Revd Christopher Bryan left the Gauzebrook P
Open When a rector moves on...

1,000 people attend Enquiry and Christian Basics courses
First published 4th November 2019
In 2018, as part of the Statistics for Mission returns, parishes across the country were asked whether they had run any enquiry or Christian basics courses that year.
Open 1,000 people attend Enquiry and Christian Basics courses

Nominations open for 2020 DAC Awards
First published 1st November 2019
Who will you nominate for a 2020 DAC Award?Each year the DAC recognises a number of projects via its awards scheme.
Open Nominations open for 2020 DAC Awards

Church School Partnership Award for Christ Church Infants & Christ Church Downend
First published 1st November 2019
Christ Church Infants School and Christ Church Downend have been working together, welcoming each other to their premises and sharing events for many years.
Open Church School Partnership Award for Christ Church Infants & Christ Church Downend

Counting church visitor numbers goes digital
First published 1st November 2019
Do churches know the number of visitors that pass through their doors?
Open Counting church visitor numbers goes digital

Dementia Church events in Nov 2019
First published 1st November 2019
A range of events linked to our support of Dementia Friendly Church are running this November.
Open Dementia Church events in Nov 2019

Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church
First published 1st November 2019
The Church of Englands Environmental Advisory Group has called for all parts of the Church to recognise the Climate Crisis and step up its action to safeguard God's creation.
Open Environment Group calls for greater action on Climate Change across the Church

Mothers Union and The Clewer Initiative
First published 1st November 2019
Mothers Union has gone into partnership with The Clewer Initiative to support the tackling of Modern Day Slavery. (The Clewer Initiative is the Church of England's response to Modern Day Slavery).
Open Mothers Union and The Clewer Initiative

Visitors for Uganda50 in London
First published 1st November 2019
Written by Aura Hart, Mothers Union Diocesan PresidentAs part of the Uganda 50 celebration, we who are members of the Mothers Union in the Diocese of Bristol were delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with fellow members from Uganda they were
Open Visitors for Uganda50 in London

CofE Advent and Christmas Resources
First published 1st November 2019
#FollowTheStar 2019Follow the Star invites you to experience the wonder and excitement of the Wise Mens journey as they travel towards Jesus.
Open CofE Advent and Christmas Resources

Prepare for New Years resolutions
First published 1st November 2019
As we begin to focus on Christmas preparations, perhaps we might also begin to consider how we might engage with those we meet at Christmas services, when the New Year arrives.
Open Prepare for New Years resolutions

ASMA Ventures into new territory
First published 1st November 2019
Stimulated by the Avonside Mission Area, members of St Marys Stoke Bishop, St Marys Shirehampton, St Edyths Sea Mills, St Peters Lawrence Weston and St Andrews Avonmouth have all been encouraged to form missional communities.
Open ASMA Ventures into new territory

ASMA Prayer Celebration
First published 24th October 2019
Members of Avonside Mission Area gathered for a prayer celebration on Wednesday 16 October.There were 75 people present who followed the 4Ws of the Mission Area.
Open ASMA Prayer Celebration

Morning Evangelism in Avonside
First published 24th October 2019
In February, Avonside Mission Area started a weekly Tuesday morning prayer meeting. This forms part of their Evangelism Mission Shaped Community, hosted by Revd Hartmut Kopsch.
Open Morning Evangelism in Avonside

Caring for Creation in Wroughton
First published 23rd October 2019
During September, the parish of Wroughton and Wichelstowe joined churches around the country in celebrating the Season of Creation, with teaching and liturgy designed to help explore the diversity and wonder of God's creation.
Open Caring for Creation in Wroughton

Bishop of Bristol makes first speech in House of Lords
First published 22nd October 2019
During debate on the Queens Speech on Thursday 17 October, the Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, made her first speech in the House of Lords.
Open  Bishop of Bristol makes first speech in House of Lords

Raising faith
First published 22nd October 2019
Just 50% of children growing up in Christian homes will keep their faith as adults.'Raising Faith Inspire' is an easy-to-run 90minute small group discussion to facilitate parents thinking about how to build faith in their children.
Open Raising faith

Bishop Viv’s Lent book: Saying YES to Life
First published 22nd October 2019
Bishop Viv has chosen Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio as the Diocesan Lent book for 2020. This forms part of a Church of England Lent campaign. Churches are encouraged to use the resources for their Lent courses and the spiritual and practical act
Open Bishop Viv’s Lent book: Saying YES to Life

Ugandan Bishops discuss Climate Crisis
First published 16th October 2019
As part of their recent visit to the Diocese, two Ugandan Bishops joined a timely conversation on the climate crisis at Cotham Parish Church.
Open Ugandan Bishops discuss Climate Crisis

Parish Officer Training 2019 Resource Downloads
First published 14th October 2019
Our annual training event for all Churchwardens, PCC Secretaries, PCC Treasurers, Parish Administrators and other such roles is took place on the morning of Saturday 12 October.
Open Parish Officer Training 2019 Resource Downloads

Growing Faith – what next after Connected 2019?
First published 8th October 2019
At Connected 2019 this year, we focused on the key themes outlined within Growing Faith - a vision set out by the House of Bishops. 
Open Growing Faith – what next after Connected 2019?

Youth-focused lectionary resource launched
First published 3rd October 2019
One of the glories of the Church of England is its liturgical worship and the patterns, forms and words through which public worship is conducted.
Open Youth-focused lectionary resource launched

Revd Canon Michael Johnson appointed Acting Dean at Bristol Cathedral
First published 1st October 2019
The Bishop of Bristol, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Canon Michael Johnson as the Acting Dean of Bristol Cathedral. It follows the appointment of Very Revd David Hoyle to the Dean of Westminster.
Open Revd Canon Michael Johnson appointed Acting Dean at Bristol Cathedral

Will Aid 2019
First published 23rd September 2019
The Will Aid 2019 scheme is now live - so book now to get your will written. There are hundreds of Will Aid solicitors taking bookings up and down the country.
Open Will Aid 2019

Developing Accessibility in the Local Church
First published 23rd September 2019
When we talk about disability and access we often immediately jump to thinking about ramps and accessible toilets. Creating a physically accessible building is of course important but access and inclusion for all involves much more.
Open Developing Accessibility in the Local Church

Climate Emergency debate at next Diocesan Synod
First published 20th September 2019
The Diocesan Synod meets at the Deanery CE Academy on Saturday 16 November between 9.30am and 3pm. The Synod will be full of discussion and debate.
Open Climate Emergency debate at next Diocesan Synod

CAP Sunday - working through debt
First published 20th September 2019
On Sunday 13 October, churches across the Diocese will be hosting CAP Sunday: a special service to invite people to look again at poverty in their community.
Open CAP Sunday - working through debt

Developing Accessibility in the Local Church
First published 18th September 2019
Disability: Access, Inclusion and Participation - Developing Accessibility in the Local ChurchThursday 24 September 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Central (formerly PipnJay).
Open Developing Accessibility in the Local Church

Free advice for Church treasurers
First published 18th September 2019
Stewardship is offering a free dial-in session is packed with all the latest news and advice, especially for church treasurers. The session, takes place on Wednesday 16 October at 1pm.
Open Free advice for Church treasurers

Collation and Installation of Neil Warwick as Archdeacon of Bristol
First published 18th September 2019
Ven Neil Warwick was collated and installed as the new Archbishop of Bristol at a service in Bristol Cathedral earlier this month.Neil, who took up the post in the summer, was joined by colleagues, friends and family.
Open Collation and Installation of Neil Warwick as Archdeacon of Bristol

Parish Officer Training 2019
First published 17th September 2019
Our annual training event for all Churchwardens, PCC Secretaries, PCC Treasurers, Parish Administrators and other such roles is taking place on the morning of Saturday 12 October at Sheldon School, Chippenham. 
Open Parish Officer Training 2019

Connected conference 2019 - book your place!
First published 17th September 2019
Connected conference 2019. Tuesday 8 October 2019. Connected is a day to equip and encourage ministers, leaders and those who serve in parishes across the Diocese of Bristol.
Open Connected conference 2019 - book your place!

New LLMs to be licensed this weekend
First published 16th September 2019
This year's LLM Licensing Service takes place at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 21 September at 10.30am. This is a joyful occasion to which candidates are encouraged to invite their family and friends and members of their local church.
Open New LLMs to be licensed this weekend

The Orchard
First published 12th September 2019
The story of the Orchard is a gift to small congregations who are seeking to serve God while wondering how to navigate the challenges of diminishing resources. It is designed to be used by small groups and to encourage the growth of faith.
Open The Orchard

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