We hope and pray you receive the results you are hoping for from Bishop Viv and everyone at the Diocese of Bristol!
An exciting opportunity awaits the right person to serve their curacy in the Greenways Benefice, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Does your church offer contactless giving yet? If not, now is the time to apply before the deadline of 7th September 2022.
Having grown up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and been involved with the Bristol Uganda link for several years, Revd Janet Lee has recently been appointed as the new link coordinator for the Bristol West Deanery.
Remembering The Reverend Hilary Blancharde, who was the assistant priest at Holy Trinity Church, Horfield in Bristol and has sadly died after a year’s illness with cancer.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now well underway with lots of fun for all the family until Sunday so why not check out their website for full details!
The Bishop of Bristol, The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, is hosting a 3-day conference for licensed clergy in the Diocese of Bristol at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick on 11 to 13 October
Last month, St Augustine of Canterbury in Even Swindon and St Paul's Church in Southville were featured on a BBC article, after they kept their buildings open during the July heatwave.
New resources have been launched, from debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty, to help churches respond to UK poverty.
Ali Rowe has been involved with the Diocese of Bristol link with Uganda for over 10 years. After acting as the link coordinator for the Bristol West Deanery for several years, she is now leaving the role to become the link coordinator for the Kingswood and South Gloucestershire Deanery.
A huge welcome to Esther Williams who has joined us recently as a Safeguarding Caseworker.
Remembering Roy Hackett OBE, a Civil Rights Pioneer who has sadly died aged 93 by Rashida Hartley, Racial Justice Project Officer
This incredible event which is taking place from 11th to 14th August attracts over 100 hot air balloons and 500,000 visitors over the four days.
A huge well done to Bishop Lee for completing his charity cycle - please keep donating!
Bishops of Bristol and South Sudan exchange rings of reconciliation at the Lambeth Conference
We have several new exciting roles within our Diocesan Support Services Team - apply now!
Bishop Viv shares good news from the Lambeth Conference.
The initial findings report was produced by Royal Mencap Society Community Partners after an engagement project with a questionnaire and 32 ‘Community Conversations'.
Congratulations to Reverend Kat Campion-Spall, who will become Rector Designate of Bristol Harbourside ChurchesFirst published 29th July 2022
Congratulations to Reverend Kat Campion-Spall.
A Zoom conversation on 9 June, led by Rhona Knight and Revd Dr Simon Taylor.
More than 70 people attended the fun-filled activity day held at St Michael's Centre last week on Thursday 21 July.
On the 19 June, there was a focus across all services and in Sunday Club on Mental Health Wellbeing at Holy Trinity Westbury on Trym.
This event has been cancelled
Spear Bristol launched in January 2022 and has since supported 43 young people aged 16 - 24 across Bristol.
Our Licenced Lay Ministers had a very informative session with John Pearce from Pearce Funeral Services recently about what is not allowed in the coffin at the crematorium.
Alexander Kubeyinje has been appointed as the Church of England's new permanent national director of safeguarding.
How do you cool down on the hottest day of the year so far? Eat delicious ice-cream of course and that's exactly what our Diocesan Support Services staff staff did today thanks to Mr Sav.
Bishop of Swindon gets on his bike to raise as much money as possible to give a special Christmas giftFirst published 18th July 2022
Being poorly with covid recently, didn't stop Bishop of Swindon, Dr Lee Rayfield from getting on his bike once again to take on a huge fundraising challenge, cycling some 881 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats.
Huge welcome to Jane Vause, our new Director of Transformation who will spearhead the future direction of the DioceseFirst published 14th July 2022
Congratulations and welcome to Jane Vause who has joined the Diocese recently as our new Director of Transformation.
We are thrilled to celebrate with Hazelnut Community Farm, as they become the first church in the Southwest to receive a Gold Eco Award
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 AWARDFirst published 27th June 2022
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.
Invitation to a special Queens Jubilee Celebration - Pentecost on College Green, Bristol on 5 June 2022First published 25th May 2022
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
"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
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