Swindon Food Collective officially opens new food distribution centreFirst published 8th July 2022
Swindon Food Collective opened a new food distribution centre at St Timothy's, Dorcan Church on 8 July.
Swindon Food Collective opened a new food distribution centre at St Timothy's, Dorcan Church on 8 July.
This Plastic Free July, Christian charity ECCR is asking individuals to contact their bank about the global plastic crisis.
Congratulations to the Right Reverend Doctor Eleanor Sanderson who has been appointed as Suffragan Bishop of Hull in the Diocese of York
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol ordained 18 candidates as Priests and Deacons at very moving ordination celebrations at Bristol Cathedral last weekend.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sharon's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Wanda' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Joshua's Story
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, will ordain 20 candidates as priests and deacons at Bristol Cathedral over the coming weekend.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Sarah's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Nicola's Story
Rashida Hartley has recently been appointed as Diocesan Racial Justice Officer on a one-year fixed term contract, working 14 hours a week on Thursdays and Fridays.
A huge congratulations to St John the Baptist Church and residents in Colerne for winning a SILVER AWARD!
Jordan Ling has recently been appointed as Diocesan Advisor for Clergy Wellbeing after a very successful secondment since March this year.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Caroline's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Ruth's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Diane's Story
We are now halfway through our Continuing Ministerial Development Summer 2022 Programme, but there are still opportunities to get involved!
A course to deepen faith, explore the Christian tradition and equip for ministry.
The first ever National Church Awards to celebrate churches and the people who use and look after them are now open for entries.
Tickets on sale now for heart warming theatre production at St Matthew's Church.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Chris's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Anton's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rev Melanie's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sarah's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Julie's Story
Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads, we hope you have a lovely day with your precious children.
Revd Alison Sowton will be joining St Mary's Church in Shirehampton as their new vicar and Missioner for Life Events in the Avonside Mission Area.
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Rosemary's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Eleanor's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Wayne's' Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Regan's Story
Rt Revd Vivienne Faull welcomes Deacons to be ordained next month
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Sonia's Story
Please pray for those to be ordained next month - here's Benjamin's Story
You are now able to read Bishop of Bristol's Presidential Address at the most recent Diocesan Synod on Saturday 12 June.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended our Bristol DAC Awards for 2020-2022 at Christ Church Downend on 9 June, and congratulations to winners!
The excitement is building for our Bristol 2020 - 2022 DAC Awards taking place at the stunning Christchurch in Bristol this evening.
So the Platinum Jubilee concert, with its national treasures and aged and not so aged rock superstars stars had as its billtopping act.
Today, Sunday 5th June 2022, is World Environment Day and we wanted to mark this very important occasion with a short prayer.
A special message from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol for the Queen's Jubilee Celebrations.
The Security Minister has announced that the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme has again opened for applications.
We hope you have a peaceful and restful weekend from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol.
You are invited to a special Queens Jubilee Celebration - Pentecost on the Green
The Zoom taster sessions are a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the initiative and ask any questions you may have
Trustees of charitable trusts, including schools and churches, are now allowed to prioritise the climate change outcomes of their investments
How do we build a new, generous culture?
More than 1,000 punters came to the two-day church fundraiser last weekend
The Table is a way for Ukrainians and their Swindon host families to support each other and make new friends
Rt Reverend Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol would like to welcome new ‘participant observers' at the House of Bishops.
Rebecca Cross from the Diocese of Bristol talking about Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.
â€The Mothers' Union has transformed my lifeâ€, says Jacky
Everyone is welcome to take part in a series of evening art sessions which are taking place on several Wednesdays in June and July.
A special Eid message from Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol.
Representatives from churches with historical connections to the Transatlantic Slave Trade were invited to a meeting at Bristol Cathedral earlier this week.
Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) is organising this year's Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day on Sunday 8 May from 9.30am to 5pm
Easter eggs donated to Bristol North West Food Bank
More than 2000 paper doves are now flying high inside St Augustine's Church, Swindon to mark the recent National Day of Reflection on 23rd March.
The end of April deadline for applications to the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust for repairs and improvement projects is rapidly approaching!
Last month, St Mary's Church in Bitton held a two day exhibition with a difference to raise as much money as possible for their Development Programme.
We have a number of events and engagements taking place at Bristol Cathedral and everyone is very welcome!
On Thursday 14 April, Clergy and Licensed Lay Ministers gathered for the annual Maundy Thursday renewal of vows at Bristol Cathedral.
Diocesan Synod votes in favour of the draft strategic plan
Lydia is the new Youth and Children's Missioner for Yate and Fromeside Mission Area
The Diocese in Europe will be leading prayers for peace in Ukraine on Tuesday 1 March at 6pm
Bishop Viv spoke about finding hope in dark days during a service at the North Bristol retirement village
â€œThis offers us a wonderful opportunity to work togetherâ€ Revd Malcom Strange
Jordan will hold the post alongside her role as vicar at King's Way Benefice
"If we are serious about destroying the business model of modern slavery...we must find ways of incentivising and supporting all victims to come forwards" - Bishop Viv
"It was a privilege to be a part of the Queen's Green Canopyâ€ - Head of Youth Ministry at Christ Church Downend
The Bishop of Bristol yesterday participated in a debate about the new police and crime bill
Bishop Viv comments on the acquittal of climate protester Revd Sue Parfitt
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, the Bishop of Bristol gave her Christmas message live on BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio Wiltshire
Bishop Viv and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clifton visited the Park Row Synagogue earlier this month for the building's 150th anniversary
Sally will take the post over from Revd Trudie Wigley, who has been elected as Chair of Clergy in Bristol Diocesan Synod
As well as a huge choice of churches offering traditional carol services this Christmas, there are many outdoor and varied carol services to choose from across the Diocese of Bristol.
Bishop Viv confirmed 23 people during a service on 5 December
The pandemic showed us that there are many creative ways to hold Christingles, and that innovation has continued this year as churches across the diocese hold a variety of celebrations.
The Bishop of Bristol's address from the first in-person Diocesan Synod meeting since the start of the pandemic.
Last month Bishop Viv contributed to a number of House of Lords debates on topics including the new police crime bill, climate change risk and ethnicity pay gap reporting
How our local churches have been answering the call to create a just and sustainable world in the Diocese of Bristol recently
Bishop Lee confirmed eight people during a service at St Peter & St Paul on 7 November
The Chinese Labour Corp (CLC) was was a force of 140,000 Chinese workers recruited by the British government in the First World War
Bishop Viv hopes the Church of England might consider participating in a pilot study
The Bishop of Bristol and the Chair of the Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance are delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Leaman as the new Diocesan Secretary and CEO.
New General Synod members have been elected to represent the Diocese of Bristol
Read the stories of the LLMs who were licensed this year
The school marked the birthday with an official opening of its new learning hub, which was blessed by the Bishop of Swindon
Bishop Viv confirmed three people during a service on 3 October
On Homeless Sunday, churches and individuals take time to reflect upon homelessness and the issues surrounding homelessness in the UK.
The BBC Radio 4 service included a sermon from Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough and worship led by the church choir
Almost 200 people came to the open day celebration of the Grade I-listed medieval church
The new plant from Pattern Church, Swindon, welcomed over 150 people to its first service on Sunday 12 September
"Memories were shared, old friends remembered and community renewed as we had fun together in ways that have not been possible for so long" - Revd Beverley Charles
Jonathan Bryan is a disability activist and the author of highly-acclaimed book, ‘Eye Can Write', which tells his powerful story of communicating through his eyes
The Well will hold its first service in a local school this September
The Bishop of Bristol, Vivienne Faull, and the Bishop of Ramsbury, Andrew Rumsey, will jointly take over the role.
The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, Bishop of Bristol, will ordain 22 candidates as priests and deacons during four services over the coming weekend.
To launch the Cathedrals Cycle Route, a cycle relay is taking place this summer between each of the 42 Church of England cathedrals.
More than 400 people have signed up so far to walk or cycle the Youth Christian Climate Network relay due to travel the UK this summer.
The Teahouse aims to amplify minority voices within the Church of England and provide community