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Advent Around the World: a resource for young people
20th October 2021
The diocese Go Team have been working with Send a Cow and Movement on an Advent resource for young people that not only journeys through the account of the birth of Jesus found in Luke’s gospel, but gives a global perspective too.
Open Advent Around the World: a resource for young people

Interview: A community approach to ending modern slavery
20th October 2021
An interview with volunteer, Sian Owen, who runs the Hidden Voices, a Modern Slavery Support group in Bridgwater.
Open Interview: A community approach to ending modern slavery

Modern Slavery: a message from Bishop Alistair
20th October 2021
Bishop Alistair asks, "Our church faces many challenges about funding, organisation, credibility and appropriate approaches to mission. Where might modern slavery fit in?"
Open Modern Slavery: a message from Bishop Alistair

Join the fight against modern slavery
20th October 2021
On Anti-Modern Slavery Day, churches across Somerset were lit in bright red as part of the Clewer Initiative’s campaign to show their stand against modern slavery. Clewer is the national work of the Church of England to combat modern slavery. They support churches across the country to help tackle it where they are, especially with their Hidden Voices programme.
Open Join the fight against modern slavery

LecDeck Year C launched!
19th October 2021
After the successful launch in October 2019, the LecDeck youth and children’s ministry resource is kicking-off the 2021/22 lectionary year with the launch of Year C and the updated LecDeck App for Android and Apple iOS.
Open LecDeck Year C launched!

Marking Anti-Slavery Day
15th October 2021
Coming together to help end the exploitation of people everywhere. Could you be an Ordinary Activist?
Open Marking Anti-Slavery Day

World faith leaders send urgent climate appeal ahead of COP26
14th October 2021
Future generations will never forgive us if we squander this precious opportunity.
Open World faith leaders send urgent climate appeal ahead of COP26

Celebration of Lay Ministries
13th October 2021
Giving thanks for all those who have responded to God’s call upon their lives
Open Celebration of Lay Ministries

Meeting old friends and welcoming new ones at the annual Reader Day Service
7th October 2021
Licensing a new Reader and welcoming those new to the diocese
Open Meeting old friends and welcoming new ones at the annual Reader Day Service

Enabling Ministries discussion at Area and Lay Deans Conference
1st October 2021
Area and Lay Deans from around the diocese met in person on Tuesday, 28 September, for the first time since the start of the pandemic. They all met at Ammerdown Retreat Centre for their annual conference, hosted by Bishop Ruth.
Open Enabling Ministries discussion at Area and Lay Deans Conference

New Safeguarding Manager appointed
30th September 2021
Ben Goodhind has been appointed as the new Safeguarding Manager for the diocese. He replaces Glenys Armstrong, who leaves the diocese next week after eight years, during which she has served both the diocese and the national safeguarding team.
Open New Safeguarding Manager appointed

A new church school
29th September 2021
Bishop Ruth joins teachers and pupils at the new King Ina CofE Academy in Somerton and shares a very special gift with them.
Open A new church school

Official unveiling of the Bible Chat Mat Mural
28th September 2021
The whole school community worked together to create something very special which reflects the school's Christian values.
Open Official unveiling of the Bible Chat Mat Mural

‘16 new deacons in the Church of God’
25th September 2021
Celebrating the Ordination of Deacons at Wells Cathedral
Open ‘16 new deacons in the Church of God’

Bishop Ruth joins call for vaccine equity
22nd September 2021
Members of the College of Bishops have voted unanimously to endorse a statement by two Anglican Communion bodies which calls for an emergency meeting of the G7 to commit to vaccine equity. Bishop Ruth spoke about the issue on BBC Somerset on Sunday.
Open Bishop Ruth joins call for vaccine equity

#NewRevs 2021 Imogen and Jon Ball
21st September 2021
Husband and wife, Imogen and Jon Ball undertake a joint curacy
Open #NewRevs 2021 Imogen and Jon Ball

At the heart of Christmas
19th September 2021
Resources available for Advent and Christmas 2021
Open At the heart of Christmas

#NewRevs 2021 - Cath Candish
17th September 2021
From the wilds of Exmoor to Africa and back again a journey of faith inspired by two continents
Open #NewRevs 2021 - Cath Candish

Bath and Wells #NewRevs 2021
16th September 2021
We pray for all our #newrevs as they prepare for their ordination at Wells Cathedral on Saturday 25 September.
Open Bath and Wells #NewRevs 2021

#NewRevs 2021 - Larissa Trust
16th September 2021
An unconventional journey
Open #NewRevs 2021 - Larissa Trust

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