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Graffiti Prayer Board a hit at the Bath and West Country Festival
7th September 2021
After 18 months of uncertainly, with the Royal Bath and West Show having been cancelled in 2020, over the August bank holiday weekend, a different and scaled down Bath and West Country Festival took place at the showground. Although there were parts of the traditional show missing, lots of trade stands, food and entertainment was on offer for people of all ages.
Open Graffiti Prayer Board a hit at the Bath and West Country Festival

Prayer Tent back at Watchet Festival
6th September 2021
This August bank holiday weekend was back in the fields overlooking the harbour town; with reduced capacity, lots of hand sanitiser, fresh air and a great line up on the three stages.
Open Prayer Tent back at Watchet Festival

Farewell to a treasured friend and much loved colleague
3rd September 2021
Prayers are being said for Elizabeth Harper who died this week.
Open Farewell to a treasured friend and much loved colleague

Blues in the Pews
2nd September 2021
Bringing the community together to celebrate the gift of music. St John's Church in Highbridge have been awarded a grant to host a monthly music event called Blues in the Pews. It is an open mic and jam night featuring a house band and is open to everyone in the community.
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Joining a national discussion on the rural church
1st September 2021
Kathryn Tucker, Church Warden of Exford and General Synod member has been invited by the Archbishop of York to take part in the national discussions about the rural church. She is to join five others who have been selected to write a blog about the rural church for the national church website. 
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Baptism in the River Frome
27th August 2021
Five adults are baptised by full immersion in the river.
Open Baptism in the River Frome

A pilgrimage of their own
16th August 2021
Farrington Gurney primary school and High Littleton primary school undertook a pilgrimage of their own for their year six leavers.
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An 8 hour organ recital to raise funds for the church
7th August 2021
Brenda Staples plans to play a verse from every hymn in the hymn book
Open An 8 hour organ recital to raise funds for the church

Volunteers wanted for project supporting victims of modern slavery
7th August 2021
Offering telephone and face to face support to survivors, providing them with the help and advice needed to rebuild their lives
Open Volunteers wanted for project supporting victims of modern slavery

'Discovering the story through the narratives of yesterday.'
6th August 2021
Using a lottery grant to tell the history of the church building and share the faith within.
Open 'Discovering the story through the narratives of yesterday.'

Climate Crisis Day
6th August 2021
Finding out how we can do more to care for God's creation
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Diocese reshapes its support teams
3rd August 2021
As the diocese seeks to ensure its work is as local, sustainable and positively impactful as possible, work is underway to reshape the structure of the diocese’s Support Services team, which currently includes the Ministry for Mission, Central Services and Education teams.
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Chaplain to hedgerows, to pilgrims and pilgrimage
30th July 2021
'A chance to understand your spiritual place in life and to reconnect with God's natural world.'
Open Chaplain to hedgerows, to pilgrims and pilgrimage

Stepping down as Lay Chair of Diocesan Synod
30th July 2021
Bishop Ruth thanks Mary Masters for her 'wisdom, knowledge, listening ear and willingness to speak for and on behalf of others', as she steps down after six years as Lay Chair
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Bishop Ruth asks us to ‘Fix our eyes on Jesus’ in her address to Synod
30th July 2021
'Jesus, the one in whom all we need can be found, and the one who holds out his hand to lift us from the fear'
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God calls…everyone, everywhere
28th July 2021
Archdeaconry Days - 6 to 12 February 2022
Open God calls…everyone, everywhere

New bishop: have your say!
20th July 2021
As part of the process of finding our new bishop, people across the diocese are being asked to share their views
Open New bishop: have your say!

School mural based on Go Team's Bible Chat Mat initiative
16th July 2021
Primary School brings the community together to design and paint a mural which reflects its Christian values and encourages conversations about the Bible.
Open School mural based on Go Team's Bible Chat Mat initiative

Prayers and hymns on the water in the rain
16th July 2021
Revd Ann Gibbs blesses rowing club's two boats before joining the crews for an evening row
Open Prayers and hymns on the water in the rain

Seeing first hand the effects of the climate crisis
15th July 2021
Join us on the farm to find out how farmers in Somerset and Africa are working to combat the effects of climate change.
Open Seeing first hand the effects of the climate crisis

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