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Bishop Viv's address on Prayers of Love and Faith to the Diocesan Synod on Saturday 18 November.
Revd Simon Dunn to become the next Priest-in-Charge of St Peter's Chippenham, with Lacock and Bowden Hill.
Meeting in London on 13-15 November 2023, General Synod voted in favour of special services of prayer and dedication, asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples.
At this difficult time, the Diocese of Bristol asks everybody to hold the Malmesbury Abbey and people affected by this event in their prayers, as we all hope for the stolen items to be successfully recovered and work together towards healing.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that the Revd Canon Elaine Jones has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Pucklechurch and Abson, Wick with Doynton and Dyrham in the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery.
As Black History Month draws to a close we would like to offer reflections from Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo, Bishop’s Adviser on Racial Justice and Rashida Hartley, Diocesan Racial Justice Project Officer.
Joint statement from Bristol interfaith leaders on the escalation of violence in Israel-Palestine
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull commends The Salvation Army on their recent Anti-Slavery Day annual report
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is very pleased to announce that Revd Becky Waring has been appointed as the Acting Archdeacon of Bristol and Revd Adam Beaumont as the new Associate Archdeacon across the Archdeaconries of Bristol and Malmesbury.
Addressing House of Bishops decision regarding Prayers of Love and Faith
Revd Gaby Doherty to become Curate-in-Charge of St Stephen’s Southmead, City Deanery, Bristol Diocese
Bishop Viv admitted four new Licensed Lay Ministers and welcomed Stephen from the Diocese of Gloucester on 7 October 2023.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that Revd Steve Paynter has been appointed as the next Rector of Lyddington and Wanborough, Bishopstone with Hinton Parva.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Revd Tim Jones has been appointed as Vicar of St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel Bristol (Central) in City Deanery.
Hazelnut Community Farm will be featured on BBC One’s Songs Of Praise on Sunday, 1st October at 1.15pm.
St Peter's, Henleaze becomes the first church building in the Diocese to be awarded the Eco Church Gold Award.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, is delighted to announce that Revd Dr Andy Murray, Vicar of Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth, has been appointed Dean of Priority Communities in the Diocese of Bristol.
Legislation clarifying right of local authorities to support churches clears final hurdle in House of Lords.
Advice and guidance on RAAC in church and school buildings across the diocese.
The Diocese of Bristol welcomes the 2023 DAC Conference (Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches)
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol unveils new stained glass windows to replace those commemorating slave trader Edward Colston with new designs celebrating Bristol's multicultural past and present
The Venerable Neil Warwick, currently Archdeacon of Bristol, is to be the next Bishop of Swindon, Downing Street has announced today.
The Revd Dr Anthea Colledge appointed as new Chaplain to the University of the West of England from 1st December 2023.
Lee Barnes appointed as Adviser for Fresh Expressions of Church and Adviser for Curacy
Rev Bob Molton appointed Rector of the Braydon Brook Benefice
Future Safeguarding Programme for the Church of England to be led by Professor Alexis Jay
Here's a round-up of Bishop Viv's week as duty Bishop at the House of Lords between 17th and 21st July
The Bishop of Bristol has expressed alarm over Ugandan President Museveni’s recent signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, and the Church of Uganda’s support for the new law.
Eight Priests and 13 Deacons were ordained at Bristol Cathedral across the weekend.
The Revd Mark Nam was honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury recently with a prestigious Lambeth Award.
Permission has been granted to install new stained glass panels to replace those commemorating the slave trader Edward Colston.
We’re excited to announce that the National Church are fully supporting our ‘Transforming Church. Together’ (TCT) programme – beginning with £6.8m for the first three years!
Speaking in the House of Lords this week, Bishop Viv sought to clarify a grey area of law allowing great access to local grants for all churches.
The Bishop of Bristol is delighted to announce that Fr. Jones Mutemwakwenda has been appointed as the Priest in Charge of St Gregory the Great, Horfield in City Deanery.
The DAC Awards evening took place on 10 May at St Michael’s, Highworth. Find out who was recognised at the event.
Bishop Viv gave sermon at the Coronation Evensong service on Sunday 8 May at Bristol Cathedral, to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
The Revd Lucy Cleland has been announced as the new Bishop’s Chaplain for Bristol this week. She will take up the post in August, once she has finished her current role.
Stockwood-based Licensed Lay Minister (LLM), Sue Farrance, has received the Lord Mayor’s Medal for her 10 years of service to the Operation Christmas Child project.
Earlier this month, we were invited to watch 11 young people present their speeches as part of their graduation from the SPEAR Bristol Foundation.
This weekend members of churches from Bristol Diocese are travelling to London to take part in a 4-day climate protest.
On Maundy Thursday, a Chrism Eucharist service was held at Bristol Cathedral. The Cathedral welcomed over a hundred people including licensed lay ministers, priests, diocesan staff and members of the public.
Margaret Morgan (right) and David Topp from the Diocese of Bristol received Maundy Coins from HM King Charles III last Thursday as part of the Maundy Service at York Minster.
Bishop Viv and David Stephenson, Bishop's Chaplain, met with creative young people last Sunday as part of St Michael's Highworth's Palm Sunday celebrations.
Sarah Guppy was an extraordinary woman. Born in 1770 into a wealthy family, she was the first woman in the world to take out a patent for building a bridge.
The Bishops of Bristol and Swindon expressed shock and deep concern on hearing of legislation passed by the Ugandan Parliament introducing capital and life imprisonment sentences for homosexual acts.
Read Bishop Viv's Presidential Address to the Diocesan Synod
Three churches in Swindon are embarking on an exciting campaign to increase the part the Church plays in people’s lives in the town.
All Saints’ church Clifton has won three prestigious awards in quick succession.
Malmesbury Primary School has received a donation of six million pounds from the James Dyson Foundation.
The Revd Chris Dobson has been appointed to the new role of Adviser for Parish Discipleship and Evangelism.
The Church of England’s Racial Justice Director, Revd Guy Hewitt met members of the Teahouse at the ‘Chinese and British’ exhibition at The British Library in London recently.
A place at the table for everyone. A one-day conference at Bristol Cathedral
Revd David Stephenson will be seconded from his parish ministry to work as Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
The devastating earthquakes which hit Turkey and Syria, killing thousand, still dominate the news.
After 18 years service the Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield Bishop of Swindon will retire on Sunday 30 April 2023.
Bishop Martin ordained and consecrated as Bishop of Kingston at Canterbury Cathedral
The Revd Mark Nam birthday is crowned by a conversation with the new King
David Niven has been appointed as the next Independent Chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Steering Group.
The Revd Canon Alice Kemp is Bristol's new General Synod representative.
Threads through Creation is an extraordinary, uplifting art exhibition on show at Bath Abbey,
Lacock was proud to welcome Her Majesty The Queen Consort to the village. She visited St Cyriac’s church to plant a commemorative tree...
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull's full statement on the proposal to the General Synod regarding same-sex relationships
The Revd Mark Nam, the Diocesan Minority Ethnic Vocations Champion, will lead the Church of England’s national online service this weekend (Sunday 22 Jan) marking Chinese New Year.
Following a 1,000 mile bike ride, the Bishop of Swindon, the Rt Revd Lee Rayfield is being supported by Swindon Town FC in raising funds for local families struggling with the rising cost of living.
The Revd Patrick (Patch) Webb appointed Rector of St John’s Parks and St Andrew’s, Walcot, Swindon
Jessica Price was appointed Youth Mission Enabler for the North Wiltshire Mission Area (NWMA) on 1st May 2022
Appearing on BBC Radio Bristol, Bishop Viv offered a short Christmas message yesterday.
The diocesan strategy, Transforming Church. Together has been affirmed by the National Church.
The Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough, Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol, has been appointed as the next Bishop of Kingston in the Diocese of Southwark.
Christ Church, Downend opens its warm hub cafe every Thursday
Comprising handwritten letters, photographs and oral histories, the new British Library Exhibition, “Chinese and British” has links to Bristol.
Bishop Viv's presidential address to Diocesan Synod
The Mothers’ Union in Bristol is inviting everyone to join them for a day of action against gender based violence around the world.
An exciting Intercultural Worship Workshop takes place this weekend.
The tiny village of Littleton Drew, north-west of Chippenham, is a great example of how active engagement with the wider community offers the Church a lifeline.
The new Frenchay CofE Primary School in Bristol opened recently, setting new high environmental standards.
St Peter’s church Chippenham has been awarded Grade II listed status by Historic England.
Zoe Stroud, one of our Licensed Lay Members in Fishponds (Kingsway Benefice) has been invited to be a regular contributor on the Sunday breakfast programme for her local radio station where they will delve deeper into faith.
We are delighted to welcome Charlie who has joined us recently as our new Youth Missioner focusing on Yate and Fromeside.
Earlier this month, Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol admitted ten new Licensed Lay Ministers, and welcomed Frank to the diocese from Bath and Wells.
A new church was launched on the North fringe of Bristol recently. Concord Church was planted from St Nicholas Bristol, with a vision to serve the new housing developments in the home of the Concorde aeroplane on Filton airfield and the wider North Bristol area.
Earlier this month, we marked Prisons Week 2022 with a special prayer from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol. Now we are delighted to share Johnson's story who is a prisoner at HMP Bristol.
Willow Park CE Primary School opened last September following the amalgamation of St Michael on the Mount CE and St Georges CE Primary schools.
Thank you to all our colleagues in Diocesan Support Services for supporting ‘Wear it Pink Day' as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Dr Helen-Ann Hartley - the new Bishop of Newcastle.
Revd Alison Sowton was inducted and installed by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol at St Mary’s, Shirehampton last night.
We have three exciting new roles within our Diocesan Support Services Team so why not check out the website and apply now?
A team of 14 colleagues from across the Diocese flew out from London Heathrow on 14 October to visit our friends in different Diocese in the north of Uganda.
Book your tickets now for our intercultural worship workshop next month which in an interactive workshop exploring the rationale for intercultural worship and a chance to learn and be inspired by some worship music from around the world,
Slavery is still here; we mustn’t forget it - “Today, we must again proclaim freedom, shocking the complacent and complicit, and giving hope to the enslaved.”
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Dr John Perumbalath - the new Bishop of Liverpool.
Hazelnut Community Farm have launched their Harvest Appeal this week. Please give generously and support them today!
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol would like to congratulate Canon Stephen Race - the new Bishop of Beverley.
For nearly 50 years, Prisons Week has encouraged Christians to pray for all those affected by crime and imprisonment and Bishop Viv wanted to share this short prayer to mark the occasion,
B&A Church are responding to the cost-of-living crisis this winter by cooking 300 hot meals a week to deliver to Warm Spaces across the city but need your help too!
As our three-day Clergy Conference comes to a close today, it is important to take some time to reflect on the last three fantastic days.
Great start to our clergy conference. Sunshine, smiles and worship in the Chapel as Bishop Viv invited us to be re-called, rested and renewed in the presence of our Shepherd and Host, Jesus yesterday.
Tomorrow, Saturday 8 October, several of our lay members will be licensed at Bristol Cathedral by Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol. Please read their stories.
Please read our statement from Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol and our Executive Summary for Past Case Review (PCR2).