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New Christian Communities Development Lead
31st March 2022
Mandy and Richard Priestley take on new role
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A busy time in the garden at St Margaret's School
25th March 2022
Pupils help create a community garden, plant saplings, grow vegetables and still have time to write to The Queen.
Open A busy time in the garden at St Margaret's School

Life to the Max is back
24th March 2022
The outdoor activity-based residential weekend for clergy children is back after a two year break and Family Max is launched.
Open Life to the Max is back

St Bart's engages with four themes of Lent
24th March 2022
St Bartholomew’s Church of England First School in Crewkerne are spending a day off timetable to join in with ‘Knowing You, Knowing Me, Knowing God’, our Lent 2022 campaign
Open St Bart's engages with four themes of Lent

Diocesan Synod approves a five year projection
19th March 2022
Hearing the stark realities of the financial challenges, Synod is reminded 'We are not in this alone... we are in this together.'
Open Diocesan Synod approves a five year projection

Ukraine crisis: how we can help
15th March 2022
The Church of England has published a ‘toolkit’ of resources for parishes seeking to help refugees and evacuees from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country as diocese sets up online donation page for those wishing to help.
Open Ukraine crisis: how we can help

Join us for one of our 'Exploring Calling' events
15th March 2022
What is God calling you to? Come along to one of our archdeaconry events to find out what opportunities are available and be inspired!
Open Join us for one of our 'Exploring Calling' events

Taunton has a Minster
13th March 2022
Following an inauguration Service led by Bishop Ruth, St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Taunton is now a Minster.
Open Taunton has a Minster

How to begin the journey towards an Eco Church award
11th March 2022
Diocesan Environment Officer answers some of the questions you have.
Open How to begin the journey towards an Eco Church award

Courts Chaplaincy Comes to Taunton
11th March 2022
The team will be there to serve staff and users at the magistrate's court.
Open Courts Chaplaincy Comes to Taunton

Pupils in Weston super Mare reach out to children in Ukraine
11th March 2022
Pupils have donated toys and attached messages of support following an appeal from a pupil whose family is from Ukraine.
Open Pupils in Weston super Mare reach out to children in Ukraine

The Old Deanery latest
10th March 2022
The Old Deanery formerly the base of central offices of the Diocese of Bath and Wells is to be marketed by global real estate agents Savills, from 11 March 2022.
Open The Old Deanery latest

DAC welcomes new faces and new way of working
10th March 2022
The makeup of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), the body which makes the recommendation to the Diocesan Chancellor for approval for churches to make changes to consecrated buildings, is changing following approval by Synod.
Open DAC welcomes new faces and new way of working

Bishop Ruth talks 'Breaking the Bias' on International Women’s Day
8th March 2022
"... as I look at some of our female ministers both clergy and lay leaders, I see talented, intelligent, energetic, innovative, courageous, deeply prayerful, and fabulous women!"
Open Bishop Ruth talks 'Breaking the Bias' on International Women’s Day

Southwest Region Hub for the CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission
4th March 2022
It's the first time the diocese of Truro and Salisbury join with Bath and Wells for the Holy Rumpus!
Open Southwest Region Hub for the CMS Certificate in Pioneer Mission

View from the top
4th March 2022
A steeplejack climbs to the top of St Thomas's Church in Wells to see the damage caused after the top of the spire came off during high winds.
Open View from the top

Prayers and support for Ukraine
4th March 2022
Churches across Bath and Wells respond to the situation in Ukraine.
Open Prayers and support for Ukraine

Celebration of Lay Ministries… for everyone!
3rd March 2022
Join in celebrating all the gifts people share in their communities, churches & contexts
Open Celebration of Lay Ministries… for everyone!

How do you talk to children about war?
2nd March 2022
As the Ukraine crisis continues, the education team has pulled together some useful links and resources to help explain the situation to children.
Open How do you talk to children about war?

A message from Bishop Ruth on Shrove Tuesday
2nd March 2022
Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day which traditionally was one of reflection and preparation as the season of Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. It allows us to reflect on our own personal reality, to ‘shrive’ ourselves of sin, and to identify our need to change.
Open A message from Bishop Ruth on Shrove Tuesday

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