The DAC Awards evening took place on 10 May at St Michael’s, Highworth. Find out who was recognised at the event.
"I believe we will see more young people in our churches again" - meet youth leader Lydia ChancellorFirst published 21st March 2022
Lydia is the new Youth and Children's Missioner for Yate and Fromeside Mission Area
â€œThis offers us a wonderful opportunity to work togetherâ€ Revd Malcom Strange
A case study of how our two resourcing churches are providing support to those in need.
The new plant from Pattern Church, Swindon, welcomed over 150 people to its first service on Sunday 12 September
Mental health first aid courses will be available this autumn across Bristol Diocese
The Well will hold its first service in a local school this September
A collaboration between Pattern Church and Crosslight Advice, Crosslight Swindon has a vision to restore dignity and renew hope to those in need by alleviating poverty and improving financial capability.
Wild Church enables people to worship and engage with God in a fresh way through creation.
Over the course of this year of lockdowns, mental health needs have increased. Across the Diocese, churches have come together to provide resources and to address this need.
Pattern Church celebrated their first live worship services in the building on Sunday 20 September 2020.
Pattern Church is a new church in the historic Great Western Railways Pattern Store building in the centre of Swindon.
On 12 July, members from local churches hosted a virtual afternoon tea and prayer event.
In Avonmouth, a local church group has been awarded £125,000 in community grants for an aspirational woodworking workshop â€œSpace4Makersâ€ and a store room to expand its Foodbank and HomeBank service.
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.
An introduction to Mission Areas featuring the Yate and Fromeside Mission Area.
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.
In late May Pattern Church in Swindon was awarded a significant Allchurches Trust grant for which the church and the Diocese is extremely grateful.
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.
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.
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.
Swindon's Pattern Church is launching a new afternoon service on Sundays. Pattern Church, which launched last December, is adding the 4.30pm service with the aim of attracting young people and those in their 20s.
Celebrating the work of the Bristol NW CAP Debt Centre .
In May sixteen young people and eight adults from across the Yate and Fromeside Mission Area set off on a 62-mile pilgrimage walking from St Peters Frampton Cotterell to the Cathedral in Sailsbury.
This October, young people from across Bristol will gather together at St Nicholas to seek God at 'Kingdom Come'.
Members of churches in the North Wilts Mission Area have gathered to celebrate the signing of their covenant. Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, spoke at the special service.
It has been just over four months since St Nicholas Bristol reopened its doors, following the first phase of refurbishment of a building previously used by Bristol City Council as an archive space.
Yate and Fromeside Mission Area has created a prayer stream over the past months, bringing together eight people from churches across the Mission Area to meet regularly to discuss and implement prayer initiatives.
Avonside Mission Area has recently completed the Your SHAPE for God's Service sessions produced by the Diocese.
In late March 2019, Pattern Church in Swindon received its planning permission from Swindon Borough Council to adapt and convert the old Great Western Railway Pattern Store into a new worship space.
Last Easter, Yate and Fromeside Mission Area started experimenting with podcasting. Nearly one year later it has proven to be a success.
Its amazing how God opens doors! Recently, the Anglican churches of the Avonside Mission Area threw open their doors for their annual Lent Course.
Community and church leaders will celebrate the launch of a new church for Swindon this week.The civic service will take place at Pattern Church, which will be housed in the former Pattern Store. Services will take place at the location throughout De
Community and church leaders will celebrate the re-opening of St Nicholas Church on Baldwin Street as it prepares to welcome its first visitors this coming Sunday.
A church in the centre of Bristol, which closed 65 years ago, is to reopen later this year with the aim of engaging young people and those who don't currently go to church in the city.
Members of churches in the Avonside Mission Area have gathered to celebrate the signing of their covenant.