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Prayer card for people at home due to coronavirus
5th February 2021
We have produced a prayer card which parishes are welcome to use to put through the doors of those who are self isolating.
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Bishop Ruth reflects on the challenges faced by Covid-19
5th February 2021
Encouragement from the Bishop
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St Michael’s Without offers charity space to expand PPE production
5th February 2021
Although churches in the UK are closed at the current time, St Michael’s Without in Bath has permission to open its doors following a call for help from their community.
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Bishop Peter’s coronavirus prayer pilgrimage
5th February 2021
Bishop Peter is to undertake a series of pilgrimages on foot around the diocese, as churches begin to reopen, praying for the communities he passes through.
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Bishop William thanks Bath and Wells for its support following floods in Zambia
5th February 2021
Bishop William from Eastern Zambia has thanked the people of Bath and Wells for their generous donations to help provide aid to support those devastated by recent floods.
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Martin Gillmore – a life remembered
5th February 2021
Prayers have been said for Martin Gillmore, Bath and Wells Diocesan Chaplain among nomadic people, who died at the weekend.
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Honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury
5th February 2021
Charles Curnock from Bath has been honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in this year’s Lambeth Awards which are given for outstanding contribution to the Church and wider society.
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St Andrew’s Taunton brighten up lockdown
5th February 2021
Members of St Andrew’s Church congregation, together with Rowbarton Methodist Church members, have formed a yarnbombing group and have been using time in lockdown to knit and crochet bright shapes to give the people of the area a smile and to let them know they are in their thoughts as they pass the church hall.
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New App designed to eradicate labour exploitation on British farms
5th February 2021
A new app designed to help tackle labour exploitation and modern slavery in the farming, horticulture and food production sectors has been launched by the Church of England’s modern slavery initiative.
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Bishop supports foodbank’s summer holidays appeal
5th February 2021
As schools break up for the summer holidays, Bishop Peter is supporting a foodbank appeal for games, jigsaw puzzles, colouring books and pens, to help carers entertain children and young people over the summer holidays.
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Pilot project to support victims of modern slavery in Somerset wins funding
5th February 2021
Hidden Voices Somerset Victim Support Project for Victims of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Exploitation has been awarded more than fourteen thousand pounds.
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Coming together to help those in need
5th February 2021
Christians and churches in Weston super Mare have been working together to support the homeless and those in poverty during the coronavirus crisis.
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Sunshine and deckchairs – Sunday service in the church grounds
5th February 2021
The parishioners at St Matthew’s in Wookey have been unable to celebrate together in person since lockdown began have, but on Sunday, in glorious sunshine, they brought their own chairs, and safely socially distanced, enjoyed a service outside in the church grounds.
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Update from Bishop Peter as he begins further treatment
5th February 2021
Bishop Peter has sent an update on this treatment this week, with encouraging news.
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An ‘awesome and magnificent’ weekend of ordinations for deacons
5th February 2021
Over the weekend (26 and 27 September) in four intimate services in the Lady Chapel of Wells Cathedral, 17 new deacons were ordained.
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IICSA final report: ‘We will listen, learn and act’
5th February 2021
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse released its final report in the Church of England yesterday.
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Exmoor Youth Project – doing the Harvest Experience differently
5th February 2021
Jess James from the Exmoor Youth project explains how they have taken a different approach with Harvest Experience this year to ensure local school children can still enjoy Harvest.
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2020 interns get a taste for ministry
5th February 2021
Five new Ministry Experience Scheme (MES) participants have taken to their new roles in various churches around the diocese. They are all taking on different roles which will help them understand what ministry in the Church of England is like.
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Listen to the Pioneering Plus Podcast
5th February 2021
The Bath and Wells Podcast, Pioneering Plus will be a series of conversations exploring the places where God already is, and the church may not yet be!
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Angels of Hope
5th February 2021
The Angels of Hope installations have been put up outside St. Johns church in Wellington and across the surrounding area to remind people of the hope we have in Christ.
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